IELOL Global Regional Colloquies

The IELOL Global program is structured around two major phases, the first of which (i.e. the “Core Program”) asks participants to move through scaffolded leadership development training and the second (i.e. the “Regional Colloquium”) which makes space for participants to contextualize that development locally. The program also features two open and free events where program participants, faculty, and partners will come together with the broader community to dialogue around and collaborate on change work. Below, you will find more information about the Regional Colloquies, including information on how to participate in upcoming gatherings located across the globe:

About the Regional Colloquies

The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Global is a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and in partnership with international collaborators around the world. It serves the development needs of emerging leaders responsible for a variety of online and digital learning initiatives. The two major parts of this program are the Core IELOL Global Program and the Regional Colloquium. Though separate events (with separate costs), they represent two connected and aligned experiences. IELOL Global is designed intentionally around three primary outcomes:

  • Models: Develop and share exemplars of impactful cross-institutional/regional collaboration through global coalitions
  • Communities: Building global communities of practice around transformative and sustainable digital transformation that collect and amplify international perspectives
  • Networks: Curating and disseminating participant-created artifacts, uses cases, and other resources that contribute to connected and aligned global change work

Open to both participants of the IELOL Core program as well as prospective participants of the core program, the Regional Colloquy moves IELOL Global participants from cohort-based programming to highly locally situated programming. This convening features guest speakers and facilitators (chosen and prepared by OLC and our international partners) who will guide program participants in impactful talks related to online and digital learning and leadership development as situated within the international partners’ contexts. The Regional Colloquium also includes a series of collaborative activities where participants will be tasked with picking up the assets developed by the IELOL Global design teams and collaboratively situating them for use within their own local contexts. 

Upcoming Regional Colloquies

IELOL Global Colloquy for Online Learning: Transforming Educational Futures Through Innovation in West Africa

Modality: Online in Zoom
Dates: July 19-22, 2022
International Partners: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC)

This fully-online event will convene 200+ digital learning leaders in ideation, collaboration, and networking around opportunities to advance access to education through distance education. Featuring keynotes and speakers from KNUST and other thought leaders from West Africa, the program will focus on sharing effective practices for ensuring student success in online learning environments. 

Event Details

A free informational webinar that shared insights into the event experience was held for interested event participants on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 10am EDT/3pm GMT.

Watch Webinar Recording

Participants are encouraged to attend in groups from their institution, bringing together different stakeholders in engaging in experiential work promoting strategic initiatives at their own institutions. Participants attending in groups will be provided with a facilitator guide that they can use to hold watch parties and customize the professional development experience to their specific needs. Additionally, participants will receive access to recordings of the event for a year past the event.


  • General Registration: $175*
  • IELOL Alumni Registration: $125

Register for Regional Colloquy

* A limited number of discounted scholarship registrations are available to those in need of financial support. Please complete this form to inquire about a discounted registration. 

Our sponsors have always served as partners dedicated to the power and impact of online education, and who model these engagement practices in their work and their outreach. We are excited to collaborate with (and therein feature) industry partners who are committed to contributing to sustained change work and community building at a global scale. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, including our formal prospectus for sponsoring both the IELOL Global Core Program and Regional Colloquies, please reach out to Brenda Weiss-Pesta at


This event is a Gift of the United States Government and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  

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