President’s Leadership Institute


Several years ago, a national survey of community college instructional leaders identified the top 10 skills necessary for effective college leadership. TCC’s President’s Leadership Institute prepares the College’s own staff for leadership responsibilities by providing participants with those skills and the perspectives hiring committees seek in candidates for leadership positions.

The President’s Leadership Institute is the internal tool the College uses to build the talent and drive already within its ranks into a pool of future leaders. The experiences working and learning together in the institute build camaraderie and strengthen ties across departments, helping TCC to discover new opportunities and creative ways to serve students.


The institute is designed to build collaborative skills, offer greater insight into the College’s operations, services and programs, and influence the next generation of leaders to serve TCC students, the greater Tulsa community and the vision of education nationwide. Selection to the institute is by application, and is open to all full-time TCC faculty and staff members, in all ranks, levels and departments.

Delivery Methods and Format

Those selected will be required to review case studies before each session and be prepared to discuss their application to TCC. In addition, each class will feature an executive guest speaker from within the College, the community, or our higher education partners to discuss issues and situations facing the College or on the strategic horizon. Sessions will meet the third Friday of each month, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The President’s Leadership Institute will select a new cohort each year, and each cohort will be limited to 20-25 applicants.


  • Leadership Principles
  • Educational Topics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Self-Awareness
  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • External Affairs

Dates, Program Specifics and Application