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.

2022 Signature Programs

Mindful Leadership

January 11 – April 26

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 2 – May 12

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 13 – 29, 2022 Hybrid

Accepting nominations through 2/15/22

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 27 – July 27, 2022 Virtual

Registration opens March 14

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

Nominations open January 17

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.

Student Leadership Academy

Fall 2022

The vision for the SUNY Student Leadership Academy is to include two students from each SUNY campus. This is a unique, no-cost series of virtual learning workshops. We remain committed to providing resources for our students, supporting them to successfully navigate an ever-changing landscape and become the next generation of civically engaged leaders.