About the Institute

Turn Ambition into Reality

The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education is designed for small groups of select participants who aspire to presidencies at four-year public research universities and regional comprehensive institutions. The Institute’s unique focus on both leadership cultivation and building relationships with Boards of Trustees makes it a critical program for tomorrow’s presidents.

The Institute is also an excellent program for recently appointed presidents who wish to sharpen their leadership skills. New presidents identify leadership development as the second most important professional training opportunity needed on the job (after fundraising). The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance can help newly appointed presidents navigate their ever-evolving role.

Learn from Top Leaders

The six-month Institute, composed of challenging symposia, interactive online workshops, and one-on-one mentoring, will connect participants with top higher education leaders to discuss leadership and governance challenges facing institutions of higher learning.

Leaders will share their perspectives on essential skills needed to confront the relentlessly evolving higher education environment.

The Institute will facilitate shadowing experiences with sitting institution presidents and provide one-on-one mentoring sessions between faculty and participants.

The Institute will provide you with access to AGB Search executive consultants to help you refine your search materials and prepare you for presidential searches.

The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education is a collaborative venture of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), AGB Search, and the University at Albany (SUNY) School of Education.