CACUBO’s Leadership Institute is an immersive higher education leadership development experience. This three-day, team-based, intensive workshop helps professionals advance their careers and institutions elevate their teams. Join us for this higher education leadership conference to work alongside your peers as you hone your leadership skills.

Although some people appear to be “natural born” leaders, leadership skills are usually learned behaviors. The Leadership Institute is designed specifically for individuals who wish to sharpen their leadership skills, discover new solutions to age-old problems, or who want a jolt of fresh enthusiasm at this point in their career. It will also equip high-potential employees, who will soon be assuming new responsibilities.

The curriculum of this institute changes each year in order to offer fresh, exciting and relevant content for CACUBO members.  The Institute is open to all CACUBO members whether or not they have attended other Leadership Institute sessions. The intent is to guide an individual through the stages of their career with a focus on working with teams, inspiring staff, improving morale and negotiating change.

2017 Leadership Institute

The 7th Annual CACUBO Leadership Institute will be held on July 24-26, 2017, in downtown Chicago at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel. The Institute will feature Dr. Gerald Graham, a dynamic speaker who has received highly positive feedback at the Institute in the past, who will lead interactive team-building exercises and present new material related to:

  • How to be an effective change agent
  • A prerequisite to excellence – intensive communication
  • Management of Agreement & Disagreement
    • What is involved in a culture of change

Registration at the institute is limited, so we encourage you to register early!


The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront  (71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601; 312/346-7100) is located in the core of bustling, fashionable downtown Chicago, this full-service hotel is just steps from The Loop – Chicago’s theatre and cultural district.  Click here to reserve your hotel room.


Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in how you can help plan and host the Leadership Institute? Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more about how you can not only participate, but plan the next Leadership Institute.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring CACUBO events, like the Leadership Institute? Visit our Business Partner Resource Center for more information.

Course Materials

2017 Required Reading: “Good to Great” by Jim Collins.  You will also be required to watch several YouTube clips before the Institute.

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