EDUCAUSE Institutes | Leadership Development
Professional Development for Every Stage in Your Career
EDUCAUSE Institutes are led by innovative leaders and practitioners in higher education today. Designed to help you progress in your career, they will 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.
Expand Your Leadership Impact
|Who Should Attend?
|New Managers Institute
|Higher education professionals new to or aspiring to management positions.
Learn More about the New Managers Institute
|Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute
|For higher education cybersecurity and privacy professionals with 1–5 years of experience.
Learn More about the Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute
|Higher education managers with 3–5 years of experience.
Learn More about the Managers Institute
|Digital Learning Leaders Institute
|For higher education professionals whose role involves leadership and support of innovative or transformative digital learning teams, projects, and initiatives.
Learn More about the Digital Learning Leaders Institute
|Senior Directors Institute
|Higher education professionals with 5–7 years of experience, or those actively seeking senior roles.
Learn More about the Senior Directors Institute
|Executive Leaders Academy
(face-to-face at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and online)
|New or experienced CAOs, CIOs, CISOs or experienced senior leaders actively seeking higher education executive-level positions.
|September 2023–April 2024
Learn More about the Executive Leaders Academy
For a Deeper Dive
|Who Should Attend?
|Digital Learning Transformation Institute
|For early to mid-career higher education professionals who contribute to and support digital learning projects and initiatives.
Learn More about the Digital Learning Transformation Institute
|Data Literacy Institute
|For higher education professionals who are working and communicating with data and engage and interact with units that utilize data for decision-making.
|The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community
|For corporate professionals new to working with higher education institutions.
January 8–26, 2024
April 1–26, 2024
May 1–17, 2024
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. Note: Faculty receive an honoraria to compensate their time and effort. Learn more about the process →
EDUCAUSE Leadership Series
Online and In-Person
The Leadership Series are events for higher education emerging, senior, and executive leaders on significant topics.
EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways
EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways are designed to help you determine where you are in your career today and create a plan to move toward tomorrow.
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