Thursday, 27 June, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, 30 June, 2019 (All day)

27 – 30 June 2019
Seattle, Washington

Institute Overview:

The VPSA serves as a stabilizing leader in tumultuous times…

Increased activism, student demands for more inclusive environments and systemic structures of oppression require 21stcentury university leaders to be more emotionally intelligent and responsive to emergent campus issues. The times demand courageous leaders. Join other senior leaders engaged in this important work to build your capacity so that you can comfortably engage racial justice and decolonization, confident in your knowing and competent in your engagement, and ready to continue leading your campus, staff, and students through these challenging times.

The workshop will:

  • Identify the knowledge, skill and awareness necessary for culturally competent leadership
  • Deepen emotional intelligence and the capacity to be responsive, empathic and authentic
  • Engage leaders in powerful personal transformation with senior colleagues
  • Provide strategies to help Vice Presidents lead their campuses in challenging times 

With greater self-awareness, and facility with the tools to develop a culturally competent response plan, participants will grow in confidence about leading their institutions through challenging times with competence and humanity. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Deeper ability to embrace vulnerability as a skill to engage across difference
  • Enhance skills of introspection as a method of racial healing
  • Identify realistic goals for change at the personal, divisional and institutional levels
  • Deepen one’s skills in leading with a lens of racial inclusion at the forefront

Tentative Schedule at a Glance:

Thursday, 27 June

2:00pm     Institute Opening

6:00pm     Institute Dinner

7:00pm     First Cohort Meeting

Friday, 28 June

8:30am    Breakfast

9:00am     Morning Sessions

12:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm     Afternoon Sessions

5:00pm     Free Evening

Saturday, 29 June

8:30am     Breakfast

9:00am     Morning Sessions

12:00pm     Lunch

1:00pm     Afternoon Sessions

5:00pm     Free Evening

Sunday, 30 June

12:00pm Institute Lunch

1:00pm Closing Keynote in Partnership with APLU

3:00pm Institute Concludes


Meals included are dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Dinner on Friday and Saturday are on your own.

For travel purposes, the Institute begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, 27 June 2019 and ends at 3:00pm on Sunday, 30 June 2019. We suggest that attendees book flights arriving in Seattle by 12:00pm on Thursday and book flights that depart Seattle after 5:00pm on Sunday.