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ITC 2014 Distance Education Leadership Academy

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ITC 2014 Distance Education Leadership Academy
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, 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 2014 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 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
  • Data-Informed Decision Making
  • Influencing Campus Dynamics to Build Your Program
  • Advocating, Navigating and Responding to Mandates and Regulations
  • Creating Global Initiatives and International Partnerships
  • Other Hot Topics and Opportunities

The agenda for the ITC 2014 Distance Education Leadership Academy is participant-driven and will include readings and online discussion work prior to meeting in Prince Edward Island. 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 summer we will meet in the stunning, picturesque holiday spot of Charlottetown, in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  If you are traveling from outside Canada, you will want to make sure your passport is in order.  We will meet on the campus of our wonderful host institution, Holland College, the community college of Prince Edward Island.

The ITC 2014 Distance Education Leadership Academy will begin with its plenary sessions on the morning of Tuesday, July 29, 2014, and conclude with the graduation dinner on the evening of Thursday, July 31, 2014.  We will post the full agenda shortly! 

Rooms and Accomodation Information
Glendenning Hall, Holland College

All of the meetings for the ITC 2014 Leadership Academy will take place on the Holland College campus in Charlottetown, in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

ITC has reserved a room block of sleeping rooms in Glendenning Hall, the summer residences at Holland College, which is pleased to offer Academy participants a rate of $89 dollars Canadian per night, plus taxes, for a double or single room. (Note that since the Candian dollar has been worth less than the US dollar recently, those paying with US currency will likely spend less than $89 US dollars per night for their hotel stay!). This includes Internet (modem, not wireless), cable television, full kitchen and private bathroom in every room, parking, and continental breakfast each morning. There are coin-operated laundry rooms on every floor.

To book your room, call 902-367-7701 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and mention you will be attending ITC's Distance Education Leadership Academy. To view pictures or to book online, visit the Web site at—to access the lower room rate you need to use the access code 729 when booking online. These rooms will be held until June 13, 2014, so please book early!

Glendenning Hall is adjacent to one of Charlottetown’s prettiest parks, and within walking distance of theatres, the historic waterfront area, Province House, dining, shopping, sporting venues, and walking and cycling trails, and only minutes away from some of the Island’s best golf courses. The address for Glendenning Hall is 331 Grafton Street Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada C1A 1L9, phone 902-367-7701.

Glendenning Hall is a 15-minute drive to/from the Charlottetown Airport. Taxi service to/from the airport costs $12 pp each way.


ITC 2014 Application Form for Participants
Application Deadline—May 30, 2014

The Instructional Technology Council will select a group of 20-25 distance learning leaders to participate in its 2014 Distance Education Leadership Academy.  To be a participant, please complete and mail or e-mail the following application form attachment to the ITC office before May 30, 2014.

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 9, 2014.

Registration Fee: ITC Members and Members of NUTN $850, Non-ITC or NUTN Members $975.  ITC will send an invoice to each applicant chosen to participate in the 2014 Leadership Academy.  The registration fee is due by: July 1, 2014 (no refunds issued after July 11, 2014).

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