OLC Leadership Network: A National Collaboration of Senior Leaders

OLC Session

Brief Abstract

Convening at our OLC Innovate conference in Nashville on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, this half-day event will feature presentations, small group discussions, and networking opportunities.  Learn more about topics important to online learning leaders today, including:

  • Funding and resources for program development
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Alternative credentialing

After each presentation, participants will gather in small groups to discuss, collaborate, and tackle the issues at hand. The day will culminate with the three speakers participating in a panel session.

OLC Leadership Network:  A National Collaboration of Senior Leaders | REGISTRATION 
Registration fee for the Leadership Network Event is $235 (with purchase of OLC Innovate conference registration); or $290 (pre-conference workshop only registration). Note: the Leadership Network Event is not eligible for the pre-conference workshop bundle pricing.

Sponsored By


Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the Online Learning Consortium. In this role, she provides the strategic direction for the organization and supports the development of key projects and programs to support OLC members. Dr. Mathes has 25 years of experience in both public and private education where she has continuously supported digital learning initiatives. In addition, Dr. Mathes is the author of the ICDE Report Global Quality in Online, Open, Flexible and Technology Enhanced Education: An Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (2019) and co-editor of the OLC Quality Scorecard Handbook: Criteria for Excellence in Blended Learning Programs (2017). She continues to write and present on key topics in online, blended and digital learning.
Kristen Eshleman is Director of Digital Innovation at Davidson College. She leads a campus-wide innovation initiative focused on the design and research of mission-aligned experimentation that reimagines a traditional liberal arts institution in the current context. As part of Technology & Innovation, this initiative intentionally pushes the envelope to adapt and respond strategically to rapid changes in the digital age. In partnership with the Cynefin Center for Applied Complexity at the University of Bangor, she is also pursuing research on institutions as complex adaptive systems and how these might be optimally structured to foster and account for emergence.

Extended Abstract

See the full agenda here