SUNYCL: The SUNY College Leaders Program

Six proud graduates of the SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam College Leaders Program, with program organizer Mary Dolan, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources for both colleges (far left) and MaryAnn Stark, SUNYLI Organizational Development Consultant (3rd from right).

Six proud graduates of the SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam College Leaders Program, with program organizer Mary Dolan, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources for both colleges (far left) and MaryAnn Stark, SUNY Leadership Institute Consultant (3rd from right).

The SUNY College Leaders program represents the state of the art in leadership development training for higher education professionals.

From its underlying philosophy to its choice of pedagogical strategies, SUNYCL draws on work by Cornell University faculty, the American Association of Community Colleges and other institutions at the forefront of research in adult learning behaviors and academic leadership competencies.

A salient feature of the program is its adaptability to a wide range of institutions and circumstances. Key components of SUNYCL – workshops, mentorships, projects, and a 360-degree, self-administered personal skills inventory – can be mixed and matched, thereby affording users a wealth of options to fit their local campus priorities, schedules and resources.

SUNYCL Economics

Significant economies may be achieved by downloading and printing only those materials needed to support the college’s choice of program components. And still greater savings accrue when the college opts to have its own staff deliver the program content, utilizing SUNYCL guides and templates designed to facilitate every step of the process. Colleges anticipating frequent or sizable training cohorts can also opt to send their designated presenters to SUNYLI for train-the-trainer instruction, backed by telephone coaching when their program gets underway.

All of these features reflect SUNYLI’s commitment to providing colleges with not only better-equipped leaders but an ongoing culture of renewable, sustainable leadership development for years to come. Thus, with help from SUNYLI, successful leadership development and effective succession planning become one and the same.

Where to begin?

With this link: the portal to the SUNY College Leaders Publications Center, where you’ll find everything you need to get acquainted with the program as well as presentation materials to assist you in getting your college decision-makers up to speed on what SUNYCL has to offer.

As you explore, keep in mind the two most useful resources: SUNYLI’s email address – SUNYLI@suny.edu – and our phone number – 315-214-2440– where you can chat with attentive experts focused on providing you with all the right tools – and only the right tools – to meet your particular needs.