SUNY’s SAIL Institute provides innovative leadership development opportunities as well as cutting edge research on leadership, academic innovation, and critical issues in higher education. Our programming and services, which is offered throughout the state, is open to all SUNY faculty and staff, and available to SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) members at the lowest cost and CPD points can be used as payment for SAIL programs.

Most SUNY campuses are already active CPD members, and a list of current campus points contacts is publicly available so you can work with your local contact to coordinate point spending. The Campus Points Contact is responsible for:

  • Providing advice on future CPD Program Development
  • Approving the usage of CPD Points
  • Communicating PD Opportunity to campus

We are excited to share with the SAIL community that a new program allows CPD member campuses to purchase additional points and to designate additional “points managers.”  If you are leading a campus department or team that would like to take advantage of SAIL programming and manage your own pool of points, now is the time to reach out to the CPD.

Purchase of additional CPD Points may be made at any time, however please note that CPD Points expire at the end of each fiscal year (June 30).  To allow campuses to plan for SAIL Leadership Development opportunities, CPD is offering campuses the ability to add additional points to the campus Annual CPD membership now or in the next fiscal year. You may purchase an additional pool of points now to use in this fiscal year, or plan to purchase an additional pool of CPD membership points after July 1 to be used next fiscal year which will be handled through the direct charges process.

This option to purchase additional points for SAIL programming is available with a minimum purchase of 1000 points. To purchase additional points for use now through the end of the current fiscal year (June 30, 2019), please complete the SUNY CPD Participating Institution Agreement. Again, additional points may also be added to your membership during the next fiscal year using the same form.

The SAIL Institute has an exciting and growing array of leadership development options available this semester and next year.  To help inform your planning, I have included a schedule of upcoming events.  We also work with campuses to provide customized leadership development opportunities onsite.

For questions about CPD Membership or Points, contact Caylee Demm at or (315) 214-2445.   For more information about the SAIL Institute’s programming and services, I invite you to reach out to me directly using the details below.

I hope to see you at an workshop or program!


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Carolyn J. Mattiske
SAIL Institute for Academic & Innovative Leadership
The State University of New York
353 Broadway
Albany, New York 12246
Tel: 518.445.4201