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Participants in the Leading Change Institute learn from and discuss current events with a wide variety of influential individuals from academia, associations and societies, grant making agencies, industry, and government. The LCI’s well-established reputation as a place where its speakers can have thoughtful, serious conversations with emerging leaders in higher education means that many of our speakers return year after year to engage with participants.

Speakers for the 2022 LCI will be announced in the coming months. Speakers for the 2021 LCI included:

What People Say

LCI has imparted the importance of holding true to your values and seeing how they can be intertwined with one’s role in higher education.
- Nandita Mani
It has broadened my perspectives in areas of inclusion, user experience and the future of higher education. This will impact how I lead and interact moving forward
- Jon Allen


The agenda at the LCI reflects the deans’ and organizers’ commitment to creating an environment where mutual trust and respect encourage openness, teamwork, and personal and professional growth. The agenda outline below is provided for reference, and is subject to change prior to the commencement of the LCI.

  • Day One —Getting to Know Yourself
  • Day Two —Higher Ed 101
  • Day Three —Business 101
  • Day Four —Case Studies/Problem Solving/Team Building
  • Day Five —Bringing It All Together
  • Day Six —Conclusion and Alumni Workshops
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