2015 Presidents Governance Academy Share Share this page on Twitter Share this page on Facebook Share this page on LinkedIn Print this page Email this page Page Content July 27–28, 2015 · Meritage Resort · Napa, CA In recent years, the circumstances under which private colleges and universities operate have caused unusual pressures on both presidents and trustees as they seek to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic judgments. The strains on presidents and governing boards have been severe, often resulting in adverse consequences for the colleges they serve and the president’s tenure. The premium that some trustees place on "disruptive innovation" has sometimes been difficult for presidents to temper. The roots of these problems often have been traceable to certain characteristics of a college’s governance system, particularly those that substitute process for strong presidential leadership.To help presidents address more effectively today’s challenges and strengthen the governance of their institutions, CIC is pleased to announce a new program—the Presidents Governance Academy. It is a two-day intensive and highly participatory workshop limited to 25 presidents. Richard T. (Tom) Ingram, CIC senior advisor for president-board relations and former president of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and Richard J. Cook, president emeritus of Allegheny College, will lead the program. The Academy will be held July 27–28, 2015, at the Meritage Resort in Napa, California.Open to all CIC member presidents, the Presidents Governance Academy will build on the governance issues discussed as part of CIC’s annual New Presidents Program and Presidents Institute sessions. This new program will be most valuable for both those who participated in CIC’s New Presidents Program and those a few years into their presidencies who have not taken advantage of that opportunity. It is less likely to be appropriate for brand-new presidents. Symposium HomepageWorkshop HomepageNetVUE HomepageProgram HomepageAcademy HomepageInstitute HomepageProgramSymposium HomepageWorkshop FeaturesPreliminary SchedulePreliminary SchedulePreliminary SchedulePreliminary ScheduleOverview and AssessmentLessons LearnedAgendaFacilitatorsMembership InformationProgram ProfilesSearch by StrategyConcurrent SessionsSession DescriptionsSubmit a ProgramSession DescriptionsResourcesNew Presidents ProgramPresidents Governance AcademySpouses and PartnersSponsors Academy News The Academy is limited to 25 presidents.Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.Napa Hotel Reservation Deadline - June 26, 2015Participants should make hotel reservations by June 26, 2015.Activities for Spouses and PartnersOptional Excursions and activities are available for spouses and partners of participating presidents. Academy Brochure Download the Academy brochure. CIC is grateful to the Henry Luce Foundation for support of the Presidents Governance Academy.