Leadership Retreat

As part of Cañada College's annual planning cycle, student, faculty, and classified staff leaders and administrators convene for a Leadership Retreat during the summer in anticipation of the following academic year.  Participants represent all of the major constituency groups that are part of the College's participatory governance framework.  Invited participants include:




  • Academic, Classified and Student Senate Leadership
  • PBC, IPC and SSPC members for the coming year
  • Faculty Coordinators
  • College Council members
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One of the outcomes of the Retreat is the development of the College's annual strategic plan for the following academic year.  Results from previous years are:

Leadership Retreat Results

2020 (August 12 & 13 via Zoom)

To address the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and the College's renewed focus on anti-racism and social and racial injustice in the wake of the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, Retreat participants developed an draft anti-racist framework for the College as well as refine strategic priorities for the coming academic year.  The agenda and slides used during the Retreat can be found here;  the draft notes are here; and the list of student, faculty, and classified staff leaders and administrators who RSVP'd for the Retreat can be found here.

2019 (July 17 - 18)

2019 marked the first year the College held a Leadership Retreat.  Retreat participants considered a planning and budgeting overview before tackling and shaping the College's 2019-20 Annual Strategic Plan.

Retreat partic photo 2019 at FiloliPhoto:  A few of the College Leadership Retreat participants at Filoli, July 2019.