Thank you for your interest. The deadline to apply for the Executive Leadership Institute has passed.

Event Dates*

December 11-14, 2022 (in person)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST (plus celebratory evening activities on December 11 and 14)
January 24-26, 2023 (virtual)
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST (plus a celebratory evening activity on January 26)

*Completion of the 2022 Executive Leadership Institute requires attendance at all activities, including those in the evenings, on both the December 2022 and January 2023 institute dates.


A $200 nonrefundable application fee is required to complete your ELI application. Purchase orders and checks are not accepted for this fee.

Applicant Instructions

Click here to download documents needed to complete the application, including a suggested résumé format, inventory of leadership terms, and presidential self-assessment.

  • Qualifications for the Presidency by Professional Experience: A minimum of three years of experience in senior-level administrative positions, such as vice chancellor, vice president, provost, dean, or equivalent, at a two-year college is generally required. Include positions you have held in the last ten years on your résumé.
  • Résumé: Submit a current résumé in Word format, Calibri 11 font. A suggested résumé format and an inventory of leadership terms are included in the ELI Application Packet.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Evidence of leadership potential as viewed by others is required. Submit two letters (not more) from key community college leaders that attest to your leadership qualities and your potential to be a community college president. One letter must be from your institution’s current president/chancellor.


  • Board members: $2,650
  • Alliance members: $2,845
  • Non-Alliance members: $3,100.

Tuition payment is due by November 1, 2022.
Refunds minus a $250 cancellation fee will be issued for registrations cancelled in writing by November 1, 2022. Tuition fees for cancellations received after November 1, 2022, will not be refunded. Executive Leadership Institute participation may be deferred for one year only. 

If you have questions regarding the Institute or application process, please email Robin Piccirilli.