EDUCAUSE Institutes | Leadership Development
Advance Your Career and Skills
Designed and delivered by some of the most innovative leaders and practitioners in higher education today, the EDUCAUSE Institutes help you progress in your career and develop vital skills needed to lead and innovate while applying the themes of digital transformation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; student success; and data literacy.
Grow your skills and become the leader you need to be to advance your career.
Enjoy interaction and meaningful feedback from expert faculty in higher education.
Learn in an immersive environment, either face-to-face or online.
Small Cohort Programs
Build a strong network that you can turn to for advice even after the institute ends.
Gain skills and strategies that you can immediately apply in your everyday work.
Earn a Microcredential
Display your competency-based microcredential to share your accomplishment.
Professional Development for Every Stage of Your Career
New Managers Institute
For higher education professionals new to or aspiring to management positions.
New Managers Institute for Cybersecurity Professionals
For higher education cybersecurity and privacy professionals new to management or leading teams.
For higher education managers with 3-5 years of experience.
Senior Directors Institute
For higher education professionals with 5-7 years of experience, or those actively seeking senior management roles within the next year.
Executive Leaders Academy
Hybrid (face-to-face at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and online)
For new and experienced CAOs, CIOs, CISOs or experienced senior leaders who are actively seeking higher education executive-level leadership positions.
Digital Learning Leaders Institute
For higher education professionals whose role involves leadership and support of innovative or transformative digital learning teams, projects, and initiatives.
Digital Learning Innovators Institute
For early to mid-career higher education professionals who contribute to and support digital learning projects and initiatives.
Data Literacy Institute
For higher education professionals who are new to working with and communicating with data and engage and interact with units that utilize data for decision-making.
The following leadership and management programs are offered at EDUCAUSE conferences.
EDUCAUSE Leadership Series
Online and In-Person
For higher education emerging, senior, and executive leaders.
Corporate Professional Learning
EDUCAUSE offers resources and professional learning designed specifically for our corporate community to support you in working effectively with professionals across higher education IT.
The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community
For corporate professionals new to working with higher education institutions.
Become an EDUCAUSE Institute Faculty Member
The EDUCAUSE Institute programs are supported and facilitated by leaders in the higher education community from a variety of areas including information technology, security, teaching and learning, and others. These leaders and experts serve as instructors, role models, and mentors to program participants. Learn more about the process →
EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways
The EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways are designed to help you determine where you are in your career today and create a plan to move toward tomorrow.