Summer Leadership Institute

Since 2003, Council of Student Services Administrators’ Summer Leadership Institute has served as a resource for student services professionals in Oregon community colleges.  The annual event is held in July.  Participation is by invitation only.  Participants must receive the recommendation of their institution’s CSSA representative to attend.

The Insitute is designed for professionals who

  • Want to learn to be more effective leaders, regardless of current position held
  • Want to gain an increased awareness of trends and best practices in community college student services
  • May aspire to organizational leadership positions

An in-depth, intensive two-day retreat  providing

  • An introduction to the student services profession and core student development concepts
  • An exploration of current trends and the state/national dialogue related to community colleges
  •  Interactive workshops designed to gain hands-on skills needed to be an effective leader in any setting and from any position
  • Opportunities to build connections with peers and colleagues from across the state

Presentation topics from previous years

• Overview of Oregon community colleges
• Equity & inclusion
• Student services of tomorrow
• Strengths inventory
• Current trends in community colleges
• Administrator stories & advice
• Ethical leadership
• Team activities with mentorship

Organization representing student services administrators for Oregon's 17 Community Colleges