DET/CHE Leadership Program

Exclusive to DET/CHE members, we are offering the 2021 DET/CHE

Leadership Program!


To support DET/CHE members in developing essential leadership skills for higher education. Designed using a cohort model, this year-long program will culminate at DET/CHE 2021. Participants will complete the program by attending 8 monthly online presentations and discussions led by CA Higher Ed leaders on the challenges, successes, skills and issues facing today’s ed tech leaders. Participants will complete the program with a final project centered around a real world challenge at their institution or in higher education, more generally.


Monthly meetings (1-2 hours) will be led by California Higher Ed decision makers, thought leaders, information strategists and innovators who will lead a collaborative forum for information sharing and dialog.


All DET/CHE members are encouraged to participate. Formal application to the program is only required by those members interested in earning a Certificate of Completion. Expectations for completion of the program include: attendance at monthly leadership program meetings and a final project demonstrating a leadership plan and presentation to be shared with other participants and optionally at DET/CHE 2021.

Proposed Topics and Dates

DET/CHE Leadership: Past, Present and Future
April 23rd, 1:00-2:30pm

Fabiola Torres-Reyes, Professor of Ethnic Studies Glendale Community College;  Howard Story, Director Emeritus El Camino College; and Henry Burnett, Director of Media Services UC Santa Cruz (Retired); will share their perspectives on the theory of management, leader ship styles, leadership heroes, and leadership successes. 

These individuals have demonstrated leadership in their respective higher education settings. Membership in DET/CHE has been invaluable for these individuals and their personal and extensive leadership experience will be very intriguing. 

The session will be highly interactive and also draw from the ongoing experiences from the entire group.

Colleagues/Mentoring: How do you work with your team and other divisions?
May 21st, 12:00-1:30pm

Strategic Planning, Hussam Kashou, Long Beach CC 
June 25th, 12-:1:30pm:

Women in Ed Tech Higher Education Leadership, TBA
July 23rd, 12-1:30pm

Planning for Innovation, Michael Trong, Azusa Pacific University
August 27th, 12-1:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, TBA
September 17th, 12:-1:30pm

Leadership Skills, Jory Hadsell, California Virtual College
October 22nd, 12-1:30pm

Planning for New Technology Acquisition, TBA
November 12th, 12-1:30pm: