About

Who Should Attend

Focus Areas

Competencies Acquired

Final Deliverable

When & Where

Hotel & Travel

To Apply

About ITC Leadership Academy

Planning for the future and motivating a team to join you along the way are the hallmarks of a successful leader. Incorporating scenario-based experiences under the guidance of nationally-recognized eLearning champions, the ITC 2023 Distance Education Leadership Academy will build on the American Association of Community College's six designated leadership competencies to expand your leadership skills. Participants will return to their schools with an individual learning and leadership plan!

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

Focus Areas

  • Leadership Styles and Strengths—My Role as a Leader
  • Data-Informed Decision Making
  • The Evolution of eLearning
  • Student Success and Distance Education Leadership
  • Visioning and Creating Strategic Plans
  • Self-Awareness and Growth in a Leadership Role
  • Developing a Customized Leadership Plan

Competencies Acquired

  • Identify your personal leadership strengths and recognize effective practices when working with others.
  • Align your efforts to analyze an institutional culture and to overcome roadblocks.
  • Identify effective advocacy models for your institution.
  • Articulate effectively with your program stakeholders
  • Develop a personal leadership plan for moving yourself and your institution forward in the changing environment of higher education.
  • Analyze data through case studies to formulate correct assumptions.
  • Construct effective strategies to inform and evaluate your local decisions.
  • Explore options for keeping abreast of innovation.
  • Discover options for leading others through discovery, adoption and change.
  • Conceptualize success strategies and construct college eLearning models
  • Analyze a college eLearning program and construct a strategic planning framework to support student preparation, success and completion.   

Final Deliverable 

Capstone project - An Individualized Leadership Plan

When & Where

The 2023 Leadership Academy is current planned for in-person next summer. The location will be announced soon!

Hotel & Travel

Hotel
The hotel will be announced soon!

To Apply

The ITC will select a group of up to 20 distance learning leaders to participate in its 2023 Distance Education Leadership Academy. The application will be available in January 2023.

Letter of Nomination & Explanation Required

Applicants must include a letter of nomination from his or her institution and a one-page explanation what he or she would like to gain through participation with their fellow academicians. At the end of the online application, you will be given directions regarding where to send both the nomination and explanation.

 Registration Prices and Process

  • ITC Members: $950
  • Non-Members: $1,075 (Includes individual membership for 1-year)
  • Non-Members: $1,345 (includes membership for your institution for 1-year)

ITC will send an invoice to each participant chosen to participate in the 2023 Distance Education Leadership Academy. 

Many of our members have used Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) and other federal and state grant funding to support participation in ITC's professional development opportunities.  Check with your institution to see what grant funding is available to you!