Speakers and Curriculum

2018 Speakers

Photo: LCI speakers

Participants in the Leading Change Institute learn from and discuss current events with a wide variety of influential individuals from academia, associations and societies, grantmaking 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.

In 2018, speakers at the LCI will include:

“LCI has a stellar reputation in Higher Ed, so having gone through the experience proves my potential for higher career achievement.” – Mohamed el Ouirdi, 2016 participant
“LCI has given me insight into work at a higher level and has opened opportunities through the building of a cohort.” – Jessica Mentesoglu, 2017 participant
“A tremendous learning opportunity and beginning of a professional network I still have today.” – Jane Blumenthal, 2002 participant


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 below is provided for reference, and is subject to change prior to the commencement of the LCI.