EDUCAUSE Institutes | Leadership Development

EDUCAUSE Institutes

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.


  • Leadership Development

    Grow your skills and become the leader you need to be to advance your career.

  • Expert Faculty

    Enjoy interaction and meaningful feedback from expert faculty in higher education.

  • Immersive Learning

    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.

  • Applied Strategies

    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


Digital Learning Leaders Institute

For higher education professionals whose role involves leadership and support of innovative or transformative digital learning teams, projects, and initiatives.

September–November 2023

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Digital Learning Innovators Institute

For early to mid-career higher education professionals who contribute to and support digital learning projects and initiatives.

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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.

June–August 2023

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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.

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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.

Learn More about the Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community→



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 →

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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.

Explore Your Professional Pathway→