8:00 AM

June 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM to June 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

More information will be added as it becomes available.

10:00 AM

June 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM to June 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM

What is the IRPE Summer Institute?

The RP Group is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 IRPE Summer Institute, a multi-day professional learning event featuring session tracks for new and seasoned institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) professionals in the California Community College system.

Who Should Attend the 2018 Summer Institute?

The 2018 IRPE Summer Institute features two sessions, each focused on IRPE practitioners with varying levels of experience. The institute will include interactive breakout sessions, panel presentations, and hands-on learning experiences.

Newcomers to the IRPE Field - Session 1: June 10th - June 13th

The first session is specially designed for those who are new (or started within the past two years) to the field and are interested in learning foundational skills necessary for building a successful career in the field.  Session topics will focus on the following learning outcomes:

  • Collect/access and analyze data appropriate to address research question(s)

  • Effectively communicate research findings to diverse groups of stakeholders

  • Assess and analyze the organizational, regional, state, and national context of institutional research and planning

  • Integrate professional responsibilities, professional development, and personal/professional goals

The registration cost for new researchers and planners covers registration for the IRPE Summer Institute, 3 nights lodging and all meals.

Seasoned Professionals - Session 2: June 13th - June 14th

The second session is focused on those with middle-range or advanced experience in the IRPE field (or as we like to call them, "seasoned professionals"). This sessions focuses on advanced IRPE topics and includes leadership, organization development, and state and national trends impacting the field.

The registration cost for seasoned researchers and planners covers registration for the IRPE Summer Institute, 1 night lodging and all meals.

How do I register?

Registration for the IRPE Summer Institute is now open!

What can I expect?

At the IRPE Summer Institute, you can expect to connect with colleagues from across the state, learn about issues that are impacting our institutional research, planning, and effectiveness work.  You can also expect to engage in breakout session activities, discussions, and even mini projects with your colleagues. We hope that you will walk away from the IRPE Summer Institute with practical tools, resources, and strategies that will increase the impact of your work at your institution. In addition, we hope that you will leave the IRPE Summer Institute with an expanded professional network of support and a greater awareness of RP Group resources to enhance your work.

In order to plan for your IRPE Summer Institute participation, see an overview of the IRPE Summer Institute daily schedule

8:00 AM

June 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM to June 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

In partnership with the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS), the annual institute focuses on effective classified participation in participatory (shared) governance processes, both state-wide and at the local district and college levels. 


Conference registration fees include all conference activities and meals except Thursday night (dinner on your own). Does not include lodging, all attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations. 


  • General session and motivational speakers 

  • Breakout sessions focusing on leadership tools, senate building, professional development, state initiatives and shared governance resources 

  • Opportunity drawing and college memento exchange 

  • Ample networking opportunities 

  • Presentation of awards and recognitions 

  • Legislative & budget updates 

  • 4CS Annual Board Meeting 

  • College Spirit Competition

Registration for the 2018 Classified Leadership Institute closes May 25, 2018. 

11:45 AM

June 14, 2018 - 11:45 AM to June 16, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The Faculty Leadership Institute is the cornerstone of the Academic Senate’s governance training. Created to assist new senate leaders navigate the complexity of local governance as well as become versed in state issues, the Faculty Leadership Institute brings seasoned leaders together to share tips and tools for new leaders to successfully lead their senate and influence their college policies. We highly encourage new and experienced leadership to join us for lively discussions about basic college governance and exciting state issues.

(Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting Post-Orientation)