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Dupont Circle Hotel, June 3-8, 2018  

LCI is about leadership in action

CLIR and EDUCAUSE are currently accepting applications for the 2018 LCI! The deadline for submission is January 16, 2018.

Higher education requires leaders, particularly in the information sector, who can inspire, advocate for, and advance needed change. The Leading Change Institute brings together librarians, information technologists, and others who seek to further develop their skills for the benefit of higher education. 

Participants in the week-long residential Leading Change Institute, successor to the highly-regarded Frye Leadership Institute established in 2000, contemplate and explore higher education challenges and solutions. Through the LCI, individuals are empowered to initiate conversations and take action on issues of importance not just to their individual institutions, but to the entire higher education community. Fellows at the Institute meet with speakers from a wide range of backgrounds who share real-life problems from across the higher education landscape for which participants are challenged to devise and propose solutions.

Through a seminar approach, Institute participants focus on specific issues as they seek to develop new kinds of thinking to foster collective action. They deconstruct the issues, craft arguments to re-conceptualize what is happening in higher education, and catalyze action through collaborative projects. The LCI's curriculum is based on three guiding principles:

  1. Participants learn how to create, a collaborative community that takes leadership on critical issues;
  2. develop the skills to build public will, set an agenda for change, and advocate for needed change; and
  3. learn by doing through engagement with real-world issues.


Why LCI?

“I feel like I have renewed energy and a broader perspective I did not have coming into this experience. I think everyone should go through this!” - Cinthya Ippoliti, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at Oklahoma State University, class of 2016 

You gain skills and resources, including a cohort of collaborators - not only those from your own class, but across the sixteen years of the LCI and Frye Leadership Institute, representing a group of leaders over 700 strong - necessary for advancing change. Following the Institute, fellows are welcomed to join an alumni-wide listserv and to participate in a monthly in-person conversation, both private spaces available only to those who have attended the Institute, to seek collaborators, advice, and encouragement available nowhere else.

And, through you, your institution will gain numerous approaches to addressing key issues. 

The missions of CLIR and EDUCAUSE reinforce the importance of partnership, learning, and collaboration reflected across the Leading Change Institute experience. Click here to learn more about the LCI program, including its curriculum, deans, and speakers, and click here to learn about our current application and selection process.