Winter Leadership Retreat

2020 Winter Leadership Retreat

Leading Culturally Intelligent and Inclusive Campuses

Save the dates – January 5-7, 2021


The Carey Institute for Global Good 63 Huyck Rd Rensselaerville, NY 12147


The SUNY Institute for Academic & Innovative Leadership (SAIL) is pleased to announce the third annual Winter Leadership Retreat. The SAIL Institute is grounded on the concept that colleges and universities need leaders who are strategic and innovative as well as have a firm understanding of the special nature of the academic core of the institutions that they serve. The SAIL Institute seeks to advance understanding and development of the next generation of leaders in higher education, and we are calling on you to nominate the people from your campus that are/will be charged with these critical leadership roles.

Spend 3 days expanding upon your ability to:

Understand Yourself as a Leader

Lead in the Higher Education Context

      Shift Your Mindset to Lead High-Performing Teams and Students to Success        

Make Meaningful Change on Campus

Who Should Attend? This program is designed for faculty and administrative staff at a higher education institution looking to expand their leadership skills. Are you preparing to move into a new role or boost your ability to perform in your current position? This program is open to private institutions as well as SUNY.

Accommodations and Program Cost

Nominations will be accepted through 11/22 and then reviewed by a selection committee. Nominees will be notified of their acceptance status in early December. Acceptance letters will include the link to register for the program. 

Added Value Activities:

  • Enjoy intimate fireside chats with senior higher education leaders
  • Personal Narrative Intelligence and Story Type assessment report
  • Expand your network and build relationships with new SUNY colleagues!

Tentative Agenda

Check-in on Tuesday, Jan. 5 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Program will open at 10:30 a.m. and conclude on Thursday, January 7 at 3:00 p.m. (Early check-in on Monday evening is an option.)
The intensive experience, designed specifically for higher education leaders, will provide an opportunity to focus on higher education leadership skills and competencies needed for leading your campus.

Day One: Tuesday, January 5 (10:30 a.m. – approximately 8:30 p.m. with our fireside chat special guest) Knowing Yourself and Your Campus Culture

Day Two: Wednesday, January 6 (7:15 a.m. group breakfast – approximately 8:30 p.m. with our evening panel discussion with special guests) Shifting Mindsets for Leading Teams and Students to Success

Day Three: Thursday, January 7 (7:15 a.m. group breakfast – 2:15 p.m. program closing) Making Meaningful Change on Campus



 2021 Fireside Speaker  To Be Announced!