Leading in a Time of Change and Transformation: Enhancing Your Leadership Capabilities
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) provides an array of professional development offerings focused on leadership development in the digital teaching and learning space. Current and emerging leaders can take advantage of both online and blended programs that are designed to enhance the skills and knowledge administrators need in the ever-changing higher education landscape. Come meet with Jennifer Paloma Rafferty, Director of the Institute for Professional Development, to learn about which OLC program is right for you at this stage of your professional trajectory. Jennifer will provide attendees with an overview of the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning Program (IELOL) as well as the Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series.
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 the University of Central Florida (UCF) for the 2020 cohort. Coming up on its 12th year, IELOL serves the development needs of emerging 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
The Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series focuses on organizational structure, policy and common funding models related to online learning programming at the institutional level. Through a series of modules, you will explore topics relevant to online administrators, using evidence-based research into best practices to help you establish and stabilize strategic, manageable growth of online learning initiatives within your institution. You will analyze various models employed by successful institutions to determine which model is best suited to the needs of your institution. Along with other university administrators, you will share ideas about emerging issues in online education, including standards for credit hours, state authorization requirements, security, and intellectual property. Finally, you will align your institution’s mission, goals, and values with a plan for implementing successful online learning programs, with consideration for budgeting and finance.