CACUBO Leadership Institute - August 12-13, 2024 in Nashville, TN

CACUBO’s Leadership Institute is an immersive higher education leadership development experience. This two-day intensive workshop helps professionals advance their careers and institutions elevate their teams. Join us for this higher education leadership conference to work alongside your peers as you hone your leadership skills.

Although some people appear to be “natural born” leaders, leadership skills are usually learned behaviors. The Leadership Institute is designed specifically for individuals who wish to sharpen their leadership skills, discover new solutions to age-old problems, or who want a jolt of fresh enthusiasm at this point in their career. It will also equip high-potential employees, who will soon be assuming new responsibilities.

The curriculum of this institute changes each year in order to offer fresh, exciting and relevant content for CACUBO members. The Institute is open to all CACUBO members whether or not they have attended other Leadership Institute sessions. The intent is to guide an individual through the stages of their career with a focus on working with teams, inspiring staff, improving morale and negotiating change.

2024 Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute is a biennial event; this year's institute will be August 12-13, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee. See our Leadership Institute brochure for an overview of the institute, session schedule, rates and presenter information. Please forward to others who may benefit from the Leadership Institute training.

Registration rate is $395.00. The max attendance cap is set at 70.

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The following is the lineup of speakers for the 2024 Leadership Institute. Click on the images below to read their biographies. 

Ashley Conteras

Sam Davidson

Carlie Dos Santos

Lori Hensler

Nichole Johnson

Sally Rigney

Mark Saine

Kathleen Schulz

Justin Szymakowski


A room block has been reserved at the Cambria Hotel Nashville Downtown. Click here to book the special group rate ($209 USD/night). This hotel is located in the trendy SoBro (South of Broadway) district, steps from some of Nashville’s most famous attractions and iconic bars and pubs on Lower Broadway. Amenities include: full-service restaurant, sun deck, outdoor pool, and a coffee bar.


Learn about this year's Leadership Institute session schedule by clicking here, or read the individual session details by clicking here.


Thank you to TIAA for sponsoring the 2022 Leadership Institute. Interested in sponsoring future Leadership Institutes or other CACUBO events, visit our Business Partner Resource Center for more information.


Interested in how you can help plan and host the Leadership Institute, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more about how you can get involved in the planning process.



If you are unable to attend the event, CACUBO encourages that the registration be transferred to another person at the registrant’s university. Requests for exceptions to this policy may be made in writing to the Database Coordinator. No refunds will be made after that date. CACUBO will refund the full amount of the registration when CACUBO cancels a program.


Sessions are offered in the “Group Live” format. To receive credit, participants must verify attendance for the entire session. For questions regarding CPE, please contact Julee Sherman, CACUBO CPE Coordinator.

 The Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  The CACUBO sponsor identification number is 116326.

In Accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50 minute hour.


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