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Welcome to the SUNY Leadership Institute
Home of SUNY Solutions for Succession Planning & Leadership Development
Serving executives, administrators, faculty and trustees in SUNY's 64 colleges and universities, as well as public and private colleges and college systems across the US and Canada, SUNYLI offers comprehensive programming that assesses leadership ability at the personal and organizational levels, and provides targeted educational opportunities for developing leadership skills.

SUNYLI's Mission
Advancing SUNY's vision by providing expertise on leadership development that successfully prepares SUNY leaders for broader roles and greater responsibility within the system.

What distinguishes SUNYLI?
Leadership programs typically deliver generic content adapted from commercial business models. But SUNYLI programs are grounded in Cornell University research focused explicitly on leadership for institutions of higher education, and are custom-tailored for, and tested within, actual colleges and universities.

SUNYLI Programs
SUNYLI offers programs ranging from self-administered SUNY360 online personal skills inventories to high-energy, interactive SUNY College Leaders workshops designed to instill best leadership practices and confidence in one's potential to achieve successful outcomes.

SUNYLI Presentations
SUNYLI supports collegiate leadership development not only through its own innovative programs but also through participation in events sponsored by its peer organizations and by colleges themselves. Director Lee Riddell and SUNYLI's associates are featured presenters at meetings, workshops and conferences throughout New York State and across North America.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating approximately 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1.8 million NYS citizens in professional development and personal enrichment programs, on 64 college and university campuses. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit

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