Past Agenda (2019)

The intensive experience, designed specifically for higher education leaders, will provide an opportunity to focus on higher education leadership skills and competencies in order for both you and your campus to enjoy Sustainability in Leadership.

Check-in on Wednesday, Jan. 9 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Program will open at 10:30 a.m. and conclude on Friday, January 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Day One: Leading from the Inside Out – Knowing Yourself and Your Skills

  • Higher Education Data Trends
  • Communication and Personal Accountability
  • Uncovering your Why: Discover your leadership values and voice
  • Reflective Leadership: Why and how to be a mindful leader

Day Two: Leading High-Performing Teams – Knowing Your Team & Your Students

  • Leading High-Performing Campus Teams
  • Exerting Influence
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Using Emotional Intelligence to Lead in Higher Education
  • Building a Sustainable Leadership Culture on Campus

Day Three: Leading Innovation – Knowing Your Institution & Context

  • Competing on Culture: Driving Change in Higher Education
  • Sustainability on Campus
  • Leading Academic Cultures of Innovation
  • Leadership Goals & Action Plans

Recommended advanced reading: Daring Greatly:  How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.  Brown, Brene. Penguin Publishers.


Dr. Jason Lane

Executive Director, SUNY SAIL Institute

Carolyn Mattiske

Associate Director, SUNY SAIL Institute

Dr. Roger Ramsammy

President, Hudson Valley Community College


Dr. Randall VanWagoner

President, Mohawk Valley Commuity College


MaryAnn Stark

Strategist, SUNY SAIL Institute
Certified Emotional Intelligence Consultant


Mary Ellen Mallia

Director of Sustainability, University at Albany


Glen Picchardo

Director of Opportunity Programs, SUNY Oneonta
SAIL Institute Alumni



Dr. Scott Vinciguerra

Leadership Development Associate, SUNY SAIL Institute