Educational Leadership and Higher Education


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Graduate Student Writer's Retreat

Graduate Student Writer's Retreat

March 12-16, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Cloud State University
Miller Center Room 114/115

Are you struggling to find time to write your thesis or dissertation?

Attend the Graduate Student Writer's Retreat to:

  • Receive dedicated writing time - no more excuses or distractions.
  • Receive resources to overcome writing challenges and obstacles.
  • Receive access to writing, library, and statistics experts.
  • Receive ideas to utilize after writer's retreat is complete.


  • $125 (includes food and snacks)
  • $25 refund for full retreat participation

Registration - Deadline is Feb. 1, 2018

2018 Higher Education Leadership Institute

Spring Leadership Institute 2017


April 13, 2018 at St. Cloud State 


  • More than 20 presentations by administrators, faculty and graduate students from across the region
  • Learn about the latest research and practices in the field of higher education leadership
  • Networking opportunities
  • Breakfast and buffet lunch

Call for Proposals

The conference theme is “Leaders Conquer Fear.” We invite practitioners, researchers and graduate students to submit proposals about higher education leaders solving challenges and fears.


Imbra Innovation Award Nomination  - Deadline Feb. 1, 2018


Leadership Institute proceeds go to students in the master's and doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration.

This year, we are providing scholarships to students participating in the May 2017 education-abroad trip to Italy. Recipients will be announced at the Leadership Institute. The Italy trip is open to anyone interested in higher education administration.

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