Executive Leadership


Executive Leadership Program

Initiated by the Chancellor in 2002, this executive development program offers CUNY Executives an opportunity to explore leadership practices, management communications theory, technological innovations, change management theory, strategic planning methods, and employee motivation techniques in the context of higher education.

This multiple-session program consists of a series of executive briefings and experiential workshops presented over a two-month period.  The curriculum includes presentations on executive competencies, leadership practices, change management, team building, workplace diversity, ethical leadership, technology and change, strategic planning, leadership self-awareness, and time management.  Participants also work in project groups to develop strategic plans for handling current challenges faced by CUNY colleges.

The City University created this program in conjunction with its efforts to foster an integrated university and to assist the colleges in retaining strong, effective, and visionary leaders who understand and promote organizational change.  Participants are nominated by their College Presidents or University Vice Chancellors.  Nominees must be executive managers already regarded as highly effective and who enjoy the support of their President, Vice Chancellor, Vice President, or Dean.  Participants must commit to fulfilling the duties of their current positions while enrolled in the program as well as the assignments and activities required in the program.  Colleges must commit to making participants available for the entire program.

Executive Leadership alumni academy

In 2009, the University presented the Executive Leadership Alumni Academy.  Designed for alumni of CUNY's Executive Leadership Program (ELP), the Alumni Academy provided a unique opportunity for ELP Alumni to strengthen the concepts and competencies introduced during the original Program.  ELP cohorts from the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006 programs assisted in the design of the Program by identifying the competencies, concepts, and skill-sets essential to the enhancement of their executive productivity.  The theme for the 2009 spring alumni session was "Leading the Changing University."

A reception to honor executive leadership alumni and program supporters and contributors was held on March 5, 2009.  Noted attendees included Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Senior Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Operating Officer Allan Dobrin, and Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Management Gloriana Waters.  A few pictorial highlights of the reception are presented below.



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