2020-21 ITC Leadership Webinar Series

Sponsored by the ITC Leadership Academy

ITC has a long history of supporting the growth and development of future leaders in the Distance Learning field and for over a decade, we have hosted a comprehensive Leadership Academy filled with challenge, reflection, and fun.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ITC was unable to host our annual Leadership Academy in Reno, NV. However, the need for leadership strategies in DL is greater now than ever! Therefore, ITC Board members and past Leadership Academy graduates will facilitate a five-part leadership webinar series which will culminate in a two-part session at the ITC Annual Conference in February 2021. We hope you can join us! 

  • Free for ITC members
  • $100 per non-member institution (Package price offered for all five webinars)
  • All lives webinars: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern

Archived Webinar Registration Form (Non-Members)

Leadership During a Crisis (ARCHIVED)
Faculty: Fred Lokken, Derk Riechers
Description: A crisis is defined as "a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger./a time when a difficult or important decision must be made." Certainly, the Covid-19 pandemic has represented a major crisis for our institutions in the past year, but we face a myriad of possible crises - everything from natural disasters to an active shooter. Our Distance Learning programs face crises as well - has anyone ever had their Learning Management System fail? Did that go well? The session will look at the role of leadership during a crisis - how do we prepare for a crisis? What leadership styles best manage a crisis AND what leadership styles just seem to make things worse? Finally, during this difficult time, it is important to capture the learning opportunities resulting from the current pandemic. As the saying goes, "never waste a good crisis!"

Leadership Strengths and Strategies During Remote (COVID) Operations (ARCHIVED)
Faculty: Loraine Schmitt, Darci Duran
Description: Join us as leaders share experiences about how their strengths have informed their leadership strategies during remote (COVID) operations. The four components of leadership based on Gallup’s CliftonStrengths will be explored:

  • Cultivating and Harnessing the Power of Trust
  • Demonstrating Compassion
  • Providing Stability
  • Inspiring Hope

Turning on a Dime - Student Affairs during COVID-19 (ARCHIVED)
Faculty: Anne Johnson, Cristina Martinez-Sullivan, Kellie Schellenberg
Description: During this session, you will learn about managing enrollment and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders, students, and faculty to facilitate positive enrollment trends in this time of remote teaching and learning. We wll also share some tips and tricks about how to effectively serve students in a remote manner.

The Evolving Challenges and Opportunities of eLearning (ARCHIVED)
Faculty: Fred Lokken, Cindra Phillips
Description: The evolution of eLearning is real – it is changing and maturing as a very popular modality of instruction. The session will identify the most significant of these changes and the implications for leadership including: 

  • Emerging technologies/software (related issues of cost, bandwidth, training)
  • So many cool things/how do we manage this?
  • Challenges for faculty training challenges for students
  • Providing necessary student services/support
  • Adequate budget/staff Ensuring quality, consistency and accessibility

ARCHIVED (for attendees of the Annual Conference - eLearning)
Data-Driven Decision Making—Moving the Institution Forward* -and- Strategic Planning & Decision Making*