SIUE Construction Leadership Institute accepting registrations

A nine-week, accelerated program focusing on building industry leadership is again planned at SIUE.

The innovative Construction Leadership Institute program begins Jan. 10 on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus. SIUE is now accepting registrations for the 2020 session.

During the course of its 16-year history, CLI has seen many of its more than 400 graduates advance to prominent positions across the building industry. The 2020 CLI will convene on nine-consecutive Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 10 to March 6. CLI is a joint program of the SIUE School of Business and the School of Engineering’s Department of Construction.

“Our mission is to improve the processes and outcomes of the building industry by preparing the next generation of leaders,” said Chris Gordon, CLI co-director and associate dean in the SIUE School of Engineering (shown).  “In pursuing its mission, the Construction Leadership Institute has prepared professionals from over 100 firms to serve in leadership roles across the St. Louis regional building industry.”

The curriculum is designed to develop and hone leadership, as well as effective communication and presentation skills. Other segments focus on crucial professional skills such as strategic thinking, networking, negotiation, team building, finance, construction contracts, insurance and bonding, risk management, and conflict management. The instructional team includes building industry professionals and subject matter experts.

Attendees also will explore innovative project delivery approaches and become attuned to emerging opportunities and challenges impacting the industry. The final session of the program features a panel of building industry leaders sharing their strategies for success.

“This program provides skills and experiences necessary to advance as an emerging leader in the industry,” said Kristine Jarden, CLI co-director and director of executive education in SIUE’s School of Business.

Early registration is available through Tuesday, Oct. 15, at a cost of $2,950. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16, registration is $3,150 per person. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 1.

To register, call Kristine Jarden at (618) 650-2668 or visit

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