OLC Leadership Network Event
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Join us for OLC’s spring leadership network event, where we bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss new pathways to digital partnerships. Increasingly, the changing educational landscape along with the rise of alternative educational providers has opened new pathways and opportunities in digital leadership, research and collaboration. Digital leaders are guiding initiatives at traditional academic institutions and non-profits, developing new products and approaches within the private sector, and working to establish policies and regulations within government. We see ever increasing demand for cross-sector collaborations led by digital leaders across an increasingly diverse educational landscape. Join us at this half day event for featured presentations and small group discussions on emerging opportunities for digital leaders and the skills needed to develop as a well-rounded leader.
Schedule and Agenda
12:30pm - 1:00pm Registration/Check-in
1:00pm - 4:00pm OLC Leadership Network Event
1:00pm - 1:10pm Set the Stage: Pathway to Leadership Julie Uranis, UPCEA
1:10pm - 1:35pm Breakout Workshop Participants
Breakout Abstract: The path through a profession is often circuitous with the average individual having multiple positions with multiple organizations over the course of a career. Increasingly, professionals are “swirling” between traditional academic institutions and private, non-profit or government sector and in many cases, having affiliations with multiple organizations simultaneously. Joint collaborations across sectors provide new avenues for digital leadership. What are the skills, knowledge and values necessary for successful leadership across mixed digital working environments?
Workshop Guiding Questions:
What is the most important competency a leader should possess? Is that depending on context or is it universal? What constitutes leadership in online learning?
What can we learn from data and what can can only be learned from relationships?
Myth Busting - Can a digital leader work across organizations?
1:35pm - 2:20pm Panel: Pathway to Leadership Page Chen, Shannon McGurk, Russ Poulin, John Whitmer, Moderator: Julie Uranis
2:20pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 2:40pm Setting the Stage: Pathways to Partnerships Devon Cancilla, OLC
2:40pm - 3:05pm Workshop
Breakout Abstract: Partnerships form the basis of collaboration where the sum of what individuals or organizations bring to the partnership is greater than what the individuals or organizations can accomplish alone. Higher education is a prime example of where strong partnerships can lead to productive collaborations. But how are partnerships formed across sectors such as universities and the private sector or non-profits?
Workshop Guiding Questions:
RFP: Friend or Foe to partnerships? Partner or Vendor:which is which? What are Strategies for building partnerships across sectors., What are the ethical considerations to partnerships? Understanding the needs of potential partners: What are the challenges of partnerships: What enables a strong partnership? Mythbusting - Does implicit bias across sectors limit potential partnerships?
3:05pm - 3:50pm Panel: Pathways to Partnerships Page Chen, Shannon McGurk, Russ Poulin, John Whitmer, Moderator: Devon Cancilla
3:50pm - 4:00pm Wrap-Up