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 2015 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
- Other Hot Topics and Opportunities
The agenda for the ITC 2015 Distance Education Leadership Academy is participant-driven and will include readings and online discussion work prior to meeting in Denver, Colorado. 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 vibrant, fun downtown Denver, Colorado. The ITC 2015 Distance Education Leadership Academy will begin with its plenary sessions on the morning of Wednesday, July 29, 2015, and conclude with the graduation dinner on the evening of Friday, July 31, 2015. We will post the full agenda shortly!
Rooms and Accomodation Information
SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown
All of the meetings for the ITC 2015 Distance Education Leadership Academy will take place at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown.
ITC has reserved a room block of sleeping rooms at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, which is pleased to offer Academy participants a rate of $165 per night, plus taxes, for a king or double queen room. All rooms include: complementary breakfast buffet served daily, complementary high-speed Internet access, an in-room mini refridgerator and microwave, a large well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, data port and voice mail, access to its state-of-the-art fitness center, and the nearby Cherry Creek jogging trail.
To book your room, call 888-236-2427 and mention you will be attending "ITC's Distance Education Leadership Academy." You can also book your room online at this Web site. The SpringHill Suites will hold rooms for us at the $165 room rate until July 8, 2015, but we encourage you to book early to guarantee you have a room!
Stylish, functional and contemporary, the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown is located in the vibrant LoDo section of Denver, which is a five-minute walk to Larimer Square, home to exclusive restaurants, boutiques, shops, bars and clubs, and to the Pepsi Center Arena, and ten minutes to Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. Explore the city on foot, or take advantage of the area shuttle to discover popular Denver attractions. The address for the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown is 1190 Auraria Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80204, phone 303-705-7300.
ITC 2015 Application Form for Participants
Application Deadline—May 29, 2015
The Instructional Technology Council will select a group of 20-25 distance learning leaders to participate in its 2015 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 29, 2015.
Applicants must include a letter of nomination from his or her 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, 2015.
Registration Fee: ITC Members $850, Non-ITC Members $1,150 (includes a complimentary first-year institutional, associate or consortial office membership in ITC). ITC will send an invoice to each applicant chosen to participate in the 2015 Distance Education Leadership Academy when he or she is selected. The registration fee is due by: July 3, 2015 (no refunds issued after July 15, 2015).