President's Leadership Institute

The President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) gives faculty, staff and administrators the opportunity to learn more about themselves, their colleagues, the college and collaborative leadership.

This year, participants will engage in an evidence-based leadership development program called “The Leadership Challenge,” based on the “Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” model. Prior to the program, participants will complete a “leader development plan” and receive other program materials throughout. When you apply for SLCC’s President’s Leadership Institute, you will:

  • Develop leadership skills by understanding & assessing your leadership philosophy
  • Participate in “Leader Labs” to actively engage with concepts and receive feedback from your peers
  • Integrate service and hands-on learning in our surrounding communities
  • Learn about inclusive leadership and think deeply about equity minded principles
  • Receive support for success in the program

Application Process

The 2020 application deadline has passed.


A committee will review and select the applicants based on their applications.

We ask that you make your best effort to attend all 9 modules and the graduation celebration. Modules #2 & 3 are required! If you feel you will miss more than one session or need to miss several hours of any module, please apply for next year’s PLI. Please email with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your attendance.

No, it will be provided to all PLI participants along with other relevant materials.

For other questions, please email

Dates & times for modules

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Module 1 - Special Presentation by President Huftalin
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Campus: Redwood, STC, Oakroom

Module 2 - Leadership Challenge*
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Campus: Redwood

Module 3 - Leadership Challenge*
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Campus: Redwood

Module 4 - Inspire a Shared Vision | SLCC Cabinet Leadership Presentations
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Campus: Redwood

Module 5 - Community College Context
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Campus: Redwood

Module 6 - USHE Visit
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Campus: Redwood

Module 7 - Inclusive Leadership
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Campus: Redwood

Module 8 - Community Engagement & Next Steps
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Campus: Redwood

Module 9 -Last session & Graduation Reception
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Campus: Redwood