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Executive Education

Construction Leadership Institute

School of Business

Cultivating the Talent of the Next Generation

For over a decade, the annual 10-week Construction Leadership Institute has trained the area’s top emerging leaders in the construction, architecture and engineering fields.  Help improve the processes and outcomes of the building industry by preparing the next generation of leaders.

2019 Program

Admission Requirements & Fees


  • January 11, 18, 25
  • February  1, 8, 15, 22
  • March 1 and 8

Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

The Construction Leadership Institute is an Executive Education program jointly developed by the SIUE School of Business and the Department of Construction in the School of Engineering.  The program of instruction is designed and continually updated by the Construction Leadership Institute Advisory Board to ensure alignment with industry needs in a rapidly changing environment. 

The Construction Leadership Institute is a convenient, accelerated, nine-week program that provides the participant with the opportunity to quickly learn leadership, communication, and professional skills that would take many years of experience to gain.  

The Construction Leadership Institute is a unique program that brings together individuals from many different areas of the A/E/C industry. The program includes discussions, exercises and simulations that draw on the experience of participants and creates an environment of discovery and collaboration. 

Program Benefits 

  • Program designed by a steering committee of regional construction industry executives
  • Industry leaders provide mentoring and guidance in leadership
  • Leadership assessment tools provide effective feedback to participants and outline customized strategy for leadership development
  • Our team of instructors consists of top leaders, consultants, and university faculty knowledgeable in the building industry
  • Instructional design includes building industry-specific exercises to reinforce communications and team-building skills
  • Focus on the integration of course topics throughout the program
  • Joint program of the SIUE School of Business and the School of Engineering

Who should attend?

The Construction Leadership Institute is designed to prepare individuals in the A/E/C community to succeed and lead in a challenging industry environment. If you...

  • Work for a general or specialty contractor

  • Work for an architectural or engineering firm

  • Purchase construction services

  • Provide services to the construction industry and aspire to hold a senior management or C-level position


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