Who should attend:
- Distance education directors and program managers
- Faculty and professors with a new distance education leadership role
- Academic leaders responsible for distance education
- Instructional designers and technologists with leadership ambitions
Planning for the future, and motivating a team to join you along the way, are the hallmarks of a successful leader. Incorporating hands-on and scenario-based experiences under the guidance of nationally-recognized eLearning champions, the ITC 2013 Distance Education Leadership Academy will enable you to identify and enhance your leadership skills. Participants will return to campus with an individual learning and leadership plan!
Focus areas will include:
- Leadership Styles and Strengths—My Role as a Leader
- Student Success and Leadership
- Visioning and Creating Strategic Plans
- Learning Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making
- A Leadership Toolbox—Incorporating Technology and Social Media
- Leveraging Internal Campus Politics to Your Advantage
- Influencing and Navigating Federal Laws and Regulations
- Other Hot Topics and Opportunities
The agenda for the ITC 2013 Distance Education Leadership Academy is participant-driven and will include readings and online discussion work prior to meeting in Buffalo/Niagara Falls. The face-to-face meetings will include three days filled with discussions with eLearning experts and practitioners, hand's on activities, group work and reflection.
This year’s three-day ITC Distance Education Leadership Academy will be in beautiful downtown Buffalo, New York, a 30-minute drive to Niagara Falls, meeting on the stunning city campus of Erie Community College.
The Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center
All of the meetings for the ITC 2013 Leadership Academy will take place at Erie Community College's City Campus, at the Church Street Station metro rail stop.
ITC has reserved a room block of sleeping rooms at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel, which is at the Fountain Plaza metro rail stop, a short free metro rail ride from Erie Community College. Please call 1-888-421-1442 before Monday, June 17, 2013 and mention you are attending the ITC 2013 Distance Education Leadership Academy to receive a special room rate of $162 per night for Academy participants. The hotel will provide Academy participants with complementary high-speed Internet connections in all guest rooms and free access to the hotel's health & fitness facility, and indoor pool. The address for the Hyatt Regency Buffalo is Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202, phone 716-856-1234. Valet parking at the hotel costs $20 per day, or $15 to self park.
While you are in Buffalo, you can visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery or Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College, stroll through the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, hang out with tropical birds inside the Buffalo Zoo's Rainforest Falls exhibit, take in a touring Broadway show at Shea's Performing Arts Center, relax with the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, or sample some of the city's 400 independently owned restaurants.
Buffalo, New York has more Frank Lloyd Wright structures than any other city outside of Chicago, due to resident businessman Darwin Martin, who supported Wright's work and became a close friend and confident. These include the Darwin Martin House, Graycliff Estate, Davidson House, Heath House, Blue Sky Mausoleum, Fontana Boathouse, Filling Station, and the Larkin Soap Company Administration Building, which was unfortunately demolished in 1950.
The Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel is a 15-minute drive to/from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The Hyatt offers shuttle service to/from the airport, which costs $15 each way. Taxi service to/from the airport costs $32 each way.
ITC 2013 Application Form for Participants
Application Deadline—May 31, 2013
The Instructional Technology Council will select a group of 25 distance learning leaders to participate in its 2013 Leadership Academy. To be a participant, please complete and mail or e-mail this application form to the ITC office before May 31, 2013. Applicants must include a letter of nomination from their institution and a one-page essay explaining what he or she would like to gain through participation with their fellow academicians. Participants will be announced June 10, 2013.
Registration Fee: ITC Members $850, Non-ITC Members $900. ITC will send an invoice to each applicant chosen to participate in the 2013 Leadership Academy. Registration is due by: July 1, 2013 (no refunds issued after July 8, 2013).