Main Event:

Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a unique educational experience designed for CEOs and their teams to learn about a selected theme from world-class learning partners. Our learning partners are recognized quality leaders in their field and have demonstrated success with the selected theme. The themes are strategically chosen based on members’ needs, and they build on each other from one year to the next. During the program, teams participate in interactive learning activities and benefit from “team time” to discuss key concepts and translate them into actionable solutions that fit their institution’s needs.


Who’s invited: Member CEOs, Reps, and their teams
When: August 1 – 4, 2018
Where: Country Club Plaza – Kansas City, MO
Theme: Business Model Transformation
Learning Partners: Business Innovation Factory, Studer Education, Children’s Health System of Texas
Presenting Sponsor: Campus Management Corporation


“Summer Institute is an exceptional way for teams of colleagues to participate in the practical framework of utilizing continuous quality principles and exploring the best practices identified from CQIN’s corporate learning partners and other experts who have quality models to share. Our team has always been delighted by the learning partner examples that are customized later for practice on the college campus.”

-Dr. Gayle Saunders, former President, Richland Community College, IL

Supporting Events:

Leadership Development Institute

Who’s invited: New or future higher leaders at higher education institutions or affiliated organizations
When: August 2018 – the second year of the LDI program after a very successful introductory year.
Where: Country Club Plaza – Kansas City, MO
Why: CQIN’s new leadership program is aimed at developing new or future leaders at higher education institutions and affiliated organizations that embrace and champion innovation and continuous quality improvement. Participants will gain tangible leadership training around topics that may not be covered in other leadership programs. The program, which consists of five learning events throughout the year, is designed to help participants create networking relationships with and between other leaders in the Continuous Quality Improvement Network.

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CEO Forum & Reps Meeting

Who’s invited: Member CEOs and their Reps
When: March 5-6, 2018
Where: Country Club Plaza – Kansas City, MO
Why: This meeting allows CEOs and Reps to preview the upcoming Summer Institute program so they can determine who to bring and how to enhance their team’s learning experience for maximum impact. It also gives CEOs exclusive access to the Learning Partners’ senior executives so they can discuss the leadership challenges involved with implementing the concepts and strategies that have enabled them to achieve performance excellence.

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Think Tank

Who’s invited: CQIN’s Executive Committee and Invited Guests
When: May 29 & 30, 2018
Where: Aims Community College, Greeley, Colorado
Why: The Think Tank is the Executive Committee’s annual planning meeting. During this important event, they work on strategy development and planning activities for future Summer Institute programs. It’s during these meetings that the dates and locations for future Summer Institute programs are selected as well as the learning themes, Learning Partners, and educational activities.

Executive Committee Meeting

Who’s invited: CQIN’s Executive Committee and Staff
When: November 2018
Where: Location TBD
Why: This meeting brings together members of the Executive Committee for the purpose of discussing CQIN’s business affairs, including planning, budgeting, and officer elections.