The SUNY SAIL Institute is appreciative of all the support and commitment shown to our programs and services in 2021. We’re always grateful to expand our network of higher education leaders and design programs to meet you where you are. Our mission is to ensure the next generation is prepared to lead their campuses, maintaining environments where students can be successful. 

Despite challenges this year, together we were able to strengthen the pipeline of leaders in the SUNY system and beyond. We mindfully celebrate in this moment because you are successful, and have the tools and mindsets to maintain this momentum. Thanks again for being a part of the SAIL network this year, and we invite you to review the offerings available for the year ahead.

Signature Programs

Mindful Leadership

September 5 – December 11, 2023

Three online asynchronous courses explore how meditation, reflection, communication and other contemplative practices impact the development of the fundamental qualities of living and leading well.

CIO Leadership Academy

February  – May 2024

Accepting nominations through 12/31; scholarships available

The award-winning Chief Information Officer (CIO) Leadership Academy enables current and aspiring CIOs and IT leaders to strengthen their leadership ability by:

  • Gaining new understanding of their personal leadership styles;
  • Being able to articulate a vision and turn the vision into implementation;
  • Developing new collaboration skills;
  • Advancing their understanding of key issues confronting CIOs

Executive Leadership Academy

June 10 – 26, 2025 Hybrid

Nominations will open in 2024

Designed to provide provosts, campus vice presidents, and other executive-level administrators with the skills they need to advance to, and excel in, the most senior-level positions in higher education today.

Department Chair Virtual Academy

June 26 – July 26, 2023 Virtual

Registration opens each March

The SAIL Institute’s Department Chair Academy offers opportunities and resources to build the department chairs, program coordinators, and directors of research centers and institutes.

SUNY Summer Leadership Retreat

July 31 – August 4, 2023

Nominations open each January

SAIL’s most popular signature program is a week-long summertime retreat to enhance the leadership skills of the participants, making them more effective managers on their campuses and preparing them to take on more leadership responsibilities within SUNY in the future.

.Clinical Leadership Virtual Academy

June 2024 – January 2025 Hybrid, Mostly Virtual

Nominations accepted February 2024

The SAIL Institute’s Clinical Leadership Academy offers opportunities for SUNY’s physicians to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead their academic medical centers.

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