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April 29, 2019 to May 1, 2019

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2019 CACUSS Mid-Level Institute


The registration deadline for this event has passed, but there are still a few spaces remaining. Interested? Contact Megan at megan@cacuss.ca to grab these spaces!

The CACUSS Mid-Level Professionals Institute offers a challenging and supportive learning environment for participants to develop as critically-reflective project and people management practitioners within Student Affairs and Services.

Over the course of three immersive days of problem-based learning, critical reflection and questioning, peer-to-peer coaching, storytelling, critical debate, and self-directed learning, participants will focus on developing intermediate and advanced skills in the following CACUSS Student Affairs and Service competencies:

  • Post-Secondary Acumen

  • Leadership, Management, & Administration

  • Strategic Planning, Research, and Assessment

What participants will walk away with:

  • A ready-to-implement and comprehensive project, change management, team development and communications plan that’s been vetted by your peers and carefully crafted throughout the Institute;
  • Applicable theories, strategies and professional tactics to all areas of project and people leadership;
  • Increased self-knowledge and critical perspectives related to equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization;
  • New and deepened professional relationships with other participants and facilitators; and,
  • A personally, professionally and institutionally relevant learning and development plan and strategy to guide own learning and development over three to five years.

Learning and development before and during the institute:

Before: To maximize the learning potential, all participants will be asked to complete a reflection activity and to identify a personally and professionally relevant project that they would like to implement after the Institute.

During: Participants will work with each other through experiential modules to develop a theoretically-informed and strategically relevant plan and approach to managing and leading their project.

At the end: Participants will submit their plan for evaluation and host a mock project kick-off meeting so that they feel equipped with all the necessary tools to succeed.

After: Participants will be offered exclusive discounts on future CACUSS PD opportunities!

Tentative schedule
The schedule is still under development. The final schedule will be posted in the coming weeks. Please note that the session topics and order is subject to change. 

Sunday, April 28

After 3pm: Check into hotel
7:00pm: Networking event

Monday, April 29

8:00am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am - 12:00pm: Morning session: Decolonizing leadership, organizational theory, culture and leadership
12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 5:00pm: Afternoon session: Fostering high performance team cultures

Tuesday, April 30

8:00am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am - 12:00pm: Morning session: Strategic planning, change management project coordination, and assessment
12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 5:00pm: Afternoon session: Championing projects, unconference/participant driven sessions

Wednesday, May 1

8:00am: Breakfast (provided)
9:00am - 12:00pm: Morning session: Capstone presentations
12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 4:00pm: Afternoon session: Capstone presentations and learning and development planning 

Lead Facilitator

David Ip Yam is a higher education professional and leadership educator committed to assisting proactive SApros like YOU (or that you know of) to level up at the CACUSS Mid-Level Institute. When he’s not working with couples to maximize their relationships through relationshipzen.ca and with families to learn martial arts at mindovermatterkarate.com, he is providing space for professionals to approach their craft from a place of care, connection, and awareness while fostering a learning-centered culture. This reflects his core values: add value, lead consciously, and learn continuously.

Browse davidipyam.com to learn about an e-course he is building to guide students to their personal version of success and happiness, check out The Student Success Exchange podcast while you’re at it and feel free to connect with him on Instagram and Twitter @davidipyam.


Registration information

Registration includes all institute materials, meals (breakfast, lunch, and nutrition breaks) for three days, and three nights accommodations (check in Sunday, check out Wednesday) at the Delta Guelph.

The registration deadline for this event has passed, but there are still a few spaces remaining. Interested? Contact Megan at megan@cacuss.ca to grab these spaces!

Regular Registration
March 9 - March 27, 2019

Member: $1649 + HST
Non-member: $1799 + HST

Travel and Accommodation

The 2019 CACUSS Mid-Level Institute is taking place at the Delta Guelph, located in Guelph, Ontario. Your registration fee includes all institute materials, meals and nutrition breaks (3 days), and 3 nights accommodations at the Delta Guelph.

Guelph is centrally located between three cities with airports: Toronto, Hamilton, and Waterloo. You can also arrive in Guelph by ViaRail or Go Transit.

Cancellation Policy: Event cancellations must be received in writing (via email to megan@cacuss.ca) no later than Wednesday, March 27, 2019. No refunds will be issued if the request is received after Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Cancellations received prior to Wednesday, March 27, 2019 will receive a refund minus a $75 administration fee. Your event registration can be transferred to another delegate. Transfer requests must be received in writing (via e-mail to megan@cacuss.ca). Transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee.

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