OLC Leadership Network:  

A National Collaboration of Senior Online Learning Leaders

The face of higher education leadership is changing. Let’s take the lead together. 


Thank you for your interest in our invitation-only collaboration with senior online learning leaders to address the biggest challenges we face today in higher education. Registration is now closed as we have reached our attendance capacity. We appreciate your interest and will keep you in mind for future leadership events. 

This one-day event will be held during our OLC Accelerate conference at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel – Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

This collaboration will feature presentations from top higher education leaders including Martha Kanter, former Under Secretary of Education; Chris Bustamante, President of Rio Salado College; and Norm Vaughan, Educator and Researcher with Mount Royal University. The presentations will cover key topics and issues to jumpstart our conversation. After each presentation, we will gather in small groups to discuss, collaborate and tackle the issues at hand. The day will culminate with an interactive panel-discussion, led by Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed, to collectively address the shared insights, key trends and leadership direction unearthed during the full-day event.

Registration fee is $225 for members; $250 for non-members.  For those attending OLC Accelerate, the leadership meeting is free of charge.

OLC Leadership Network:  A National Collaboration of Senior Leaders in Online Learning | REGISTRATION CLOSED

Located at the Walt Disney World Swan Dolphin Hotel – Northern Hemisphere C | TRAVEL INFORMATION

5:00pm - 6:30pm OLC Board of Directors and Leadership Network Reception Day-Before Event Arrivals Are Welcome to Join Us

Crescent Terrace - Swan Tower
7:45am – 8:30am Registration and Check-In Northern Hemisphere Foyer
8:30am – 8:50am Welcome and Opening Remarks Eric Fredericksen, Vice President, OLC Board of Directors, Associate Vice President for Online Learning & Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at University of Rochester

Northern Hemisphere C
8:50am – 9:20am General Session Overview – Topic 1 Presentation: Evaluation/Implementation of Learning Management Systems Chris Bustamante, President, Rio Salado College

Northern Hemisphere C
9:30am – 10:15am Breakout Sessions for Smaller Group Discussion Northern A3, A4, and C
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am General Session Overview – Topic 2 Presentation: Faculty Development and Training/Staffing for Instructional Design and Faculty Support Norm Vaughan, Educator and Researcher, Professor in the Department of Education, Faculty of Health, Community, Education, Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta

Northern Hemisphere C
11:10am – Noon Breakout Sessions for Smaller Group Discussion Northern A3, A4, and C
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch with Small Group Discussion at Tables Northern Hemisphere C
1:00pm – 1:30pm General Session Overview – Topic 3 Presentation: HEA and State Regulations/Post-Election Perspectives on the State of Higher Education Martha Kanter, Civic Nation & Distinguished Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow at NYU, Former Under Secretary of Education

Northern Hemisphere C
1:40pm – 2:30pm Breakout Sessions for Smaller Group Discussion Northern A3, A4, and C
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm Panel Discussion Led by Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Northern Hemisphere C

3:45pm - 4:00pm Concluding Remarks Next Steps Northern Hemisphere C

4:45pm - 6:00pm OLC Accelerate Keynote Address: Invitation to Attend the Opening Address of our 23rd Annual International Online Learning Conference Dr. Michelle Weise, 
Executive Director of Sandbox Collaborative, the research and development arm of strategy and innovation at Southern New Hampshire University

Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) of Teachers College, Columbia University 

Pacific Hall

6:00pm - 6:15pm OLC Fellows Awards Pacific Hall

6:15pm - 7:30pm OLC Accelerate Welcome Reception Atlantic Hall (Exhibit Hall)