Event Details

About the ITC Distance Education Leadership Academy

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 2020 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!


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
  • Keeping Current with Teaching and Learning Innovations
  • Student Success and Distance Education Leadership
  • Visioning and Creating Strategic Plans
  • Data-Informed Decision Making
  • Influencing Campus Dynamics to Build Your Program
  • Other Hot Topics and Opportunities


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.

To Apply

To Apply

The ITC will select a group of 20-25 distance learning leaders to participate in its 2020 distance Education Leadership Academy. The application deadline is May 15, 2020.


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 = $1345 (Includes first year institutional, associate, or consortial office membership) 

Registration will open once the attendees have been identified and notified.


Registration - What is Included

The registration includes access to online session, reading materials, attendance to all of the sessions, breakfast, lunch, and beverages all three days, and the Graduation Dinner on Wednesday evening. 


Applications and all supporting documents due by May 15, 2020

All accepted candidates will be confirmed by June 5, 2020

We begin the online portion of the Academy in early July


Complete the online application form.

Program Agenda

Agenda coming soon!

Academy Location & Hotel

The 2020 ITC Distance Education Leadership Academy course will be held at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV.


Participants will be staying at the

Grand Sierra Resort

2500 East Second Street

Reno, NV 89595


Room rate: $109/night plus $29.95 resort fee per room per night and applicable taxes (currently at 13%)


Daily transportation will be provided between TMCC and the Grand Sierra Resort.