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 2024 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!

When: Monday, July 22nd - Wednesday, July 24th, 2024 

Where:  Morrisville, NC 

Academy Sessions: Wake Technical Community College - RTP Campus Morrisville, NC

Accommodations: Hyatt House Raleigh Durham Airport

Complimentary breakfast and complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, and anywhere within a five-mile radius of hotel.

Who:  Distance education directors and program managers, Faculty and professors with a new distance education leadership role, Academic leaders responsible for distance education, and Instructional designers and technologists with leadership ambitions!

How to Apply:  The ITC will select a group of up to 20 distance learning leaders to participate in its 2024 Distance Education Leadership Academy. 


*Deadline to apply is Saturday, June 1st. 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. 

 Registration: ITC will send an invoice to each participant chosen to participate in the 2024 Distance Education Leadership Academy.

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) 


 Areas of Focus: 

  • Change Management
  • Leadership Styles and Strengths—How Do My Strengths Influence My Role as  Leadership? 
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Futurology of Distance Education
  • Data-Informed Decision Making - Moving the Institution Forward
  • Relationship Building Across Campus
  • Strategic Visioning
  • Planning for Change at Your Institution

Skills 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.   

The Leadership Academy finishes with a Capstone Project where individuals compose a leadership plan.