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CAUDIT Leadership Institute (CLI)

The CAUDIT Leadership Institute (CLI) is a dynamic, immersive program designed to enhance the leadership skills of Australian and New Zealand University information professionals.  The program has been developed for information technology, information resources and eResearch managers within higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions, and who have had several years of management experience.

Members of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute faculty are senior information technology and information resources professionals in higher education, drawn from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. The Institute has been offered annually since 1998.

Applications for CLI 2019 are now closed

Read on below to establish if this is the right program for you and then visit the How to Apply page to ensure you don't miss out.

Important details

Who should attend:

Experienced information technology, information resources and eResearch managers from Australian and New Zealand universities, including aspiring CIOs who have a number of years of management experience.

Why attend:

On completion of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute, participants will be able to:

Characterise leadership as a discipline and differentiate it from management techniques. They will be able to authentically model leadership behaviours in their institutions regardless of their formal leadership role.
Critically evaluate their own leadership strengths and weakness on reflection and, with practice, in the moment.
Develop strategies to compensate where necessary, by taking ownership of their career/professional development. Participants will be able to identify, compare and prioritise 3 key areas for development/focus and formulate appropriate actions to strengthen their leadership capability.
Apply a range of tools and frameworks to differentiate a variety of leadership approaches in their own practice in a range of contexts, including:

  • Relationship building
  • Developing high performing departments & teams
  • Influencing within and beyond their formal authority
  • Strategic thinking
  • Decision making
  • Innovation and embracing change
  • Leading in an atmosphere of ambiguity
  • Apply communication techniques to develop and perform public speaking, presentations and conduct crucial conversations.
  • Formulate a balanced approach to work/life by developing strategies to monitor their wellbeing, identify and assess stressors and address these appropriately


Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast (Located at the northern end of the Gold Coast it is 40minutes from both Brisbane and Gold Coast airports)


12 - 16 August 2019


Approx $5,500 (including GST) (Pricing will be confirmed at the time of applications opening).  Price includes accommodation (with breakfast) Monday - Thursday, all meals excluding Wednesday night and all activities associated with the program. Transportation to the venue is the responsibility of the participant.  Coach transfer back to each airport will be available at the conclusion of the event and is included within the cost.  Transportation to the venue is the responsibility of the participant. 

Number of participants:

Capped at 42

How to apply:

Applications for 2019 open early March 2019 and close in May.  Further details about how to apply can be found here
Be proactive!:  Download 'Why I should attend' example letter for you to customise and give to your CIO or University Librarian
Empower your staff:  Download 'Why I want you to attend' example letter for you to forward to your identified staff member



Photographers may attend CAUDIT events and the images of participants may be used on the CAUDIT webiste or within event marketing material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please advise the photographer at the time.