CEO Institute on Leadership


CCC Presidents - Superintendent/Presidents - Chancellors


​Three in-person convenings 

Our 8-day CEO Institute includes a 2-day foundational convening in March with innovative speakers, compelling case studies, personal and organizational analytics, and network formation to advance personal and institutional impact. The March session is followed by a 4-day intensive in July and a 2-day culminating session in September.

Structure and curriculum

Cohorts of 15-20 CEO fellows are shaped by invitation for breadth of experience, geographic and institutional representation, and diversity of backgrounds and roles. Cohorts include chancellors, superintendent/presidents and presidents. We tap the real-time experiences of our fellows to develop teaching cases for lively and interactive seminars. The table is set for robust examination of leadership theory and framing, strategic communications, leading for equity and institutional change.

Each Institute’s theme is tailored to community college CEOs’ needs and interests as identified in the latest Wheelhouse research and reflective of current contextual issues and challenges.   

Comprehensive self-assessment guides fellows in examining strengths and challenges. Follow-up coaching focuses on action plans for building capacity at individual, team and organizational levels.

Year-long benefits: Fellows may have unique opportunities to participate in research and writing, discuss local institutional data with university research staff and develop leadership perspectives, case studies, and policy viewpoints. Each fellow receives a Wheelhouse leadership certificate issued by the UC Davis School of Education.

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