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Join a select group of your peers for a unique, blended-learning leadership development program from OLC.


The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium and in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) for the 2022 cohort. Now entering its 13th year, IELOL serves the development needs of leaders responsible for a variety of digital learning initiatives in higher education.

IELOL participants work with colleagues from around the world to explore and understand both the opportunities and barriers to advancing local and global online learning. Program graduates join a growing network of online leaders in higher education focused on improving and advancing the impact of digital learning on all aspects and formats of education.

Early Bird Admissions Deadline – Friday, January 28, 2022
Regular Admissions Deadline
– Extended until May 16, 2022

The application period has now closed. We anticipate opening applications for the 2023 cohort in November, 2022. If you are interested in receiving email updates about IELOL, please submit using the form in the sidebar on this page. 


Informational Webinars: 

OLC and ASU held informational webinars for prospective participants to learn more about the program and ask questions. 


“It changed my career. It gave me a community to be part of, full of colleagues and friends who can be counted on. The collaborations across institutions and across alumni years are incredible.”
— Garvey Pyke, IELOL Alumni