OLC's Global Leadership Impact Summit: An IELOL Global program.

2023 Global Leadership Impact Summit

Through our partnerships with educational leaders and organizations around the world, we’re well positioned to cultivate more equitable and higher quality digital learning futures.

The virtual Global Leadership Impact Summit (GLIS) — coming in late 2023 — brings together leaders in online and blended learning to collaboratively advance change-making. As a program of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, GLIS sets up education professionals for transformational work across their institutions. 


Partnership Strategies

Leadership Development


Collective Changemaking

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Explore effective changemaking approaches

Upskill in areas unique to our changing world

Architect the future of digital learning partnerships

Action plan for capacity, resources, and strategy

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Day 1 features a series of panels on partnership strategies, approaches to organizational leadership across different global contexts, and transformational leadership when it comes to changemaking.

Day 2 moves us into collaborative action planning, where we co-imagine and create next steps in supporting our design for the future of online and blended learning. Join us to think globally and then make it local at your institution -– determining the skills, capacity, resources, and strategies needed for change work.

Schedule at a Glance (Tentative)

*All times are in Eastern Time and are subject to change

Day 1

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET

Partnerships for the Goals – Day 1 Welcome

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

Global Coalition Building and Changemaking at Scale – A Panel Session with Global Leaders

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET

Strategic Priorities and Aligning Collective Action – A Panel Session with Global Leaders

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Moving from Challenges into Opportunities – Day 1 Close


Day 2

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET

Situating Our Work in “Place” – Day 2 Welcome

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. ET

Operationalizing Global Change in Local Contexts – Collaborative Action Planning (Part 1)

10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. ET

Networking Break

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Operationalizing Global Change in Local Contexts – Collaborative Action Planning (Part 2)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Reimagining the Future – Day 2 Close


For more information, please contact IELOL Global Program Director Madeline Shellgren (madeline.shellgren@onlinelearning-c.org).