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.

2018 Leadership Institute

The 8th Annual CACUBO Leadership Institute was held July 30 – August 1, 2018, in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. The Institute featured Dr. Gerald Graham, a dynamic speaker who has received highly positive feedback. He lead interactive team-building exercises and presented new material on “Creating a Winning Culture.” The three-day Institute focused on:

  • The Leadership Role in Cultural Development,
  • How to Build a Team-Development Culture, and
  • How to Focus on a People-Development Culture.

Participants earned up to 24 CPE hours in the areas of Business Management, Organization, Personal Development, and Communications. Each participant was required to purchase and read the book “Work Rules: Insights from Google” by Lazlo Bock prior to the Institute.

The registration fee was $995. CACUBO members only.


The Courtyard Grand Rapids (11 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) is located in the middle of the energetic Grand Rapids scene. The Downtown Courtyard by Marriott delivers choices and convenience for business and leisure travelers alike.


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.


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