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Empower Online Learning Leadership Academy

Get your university in the front seat of innovating education!

Empower Online Learning Leadership Academy: new date to be announced. 

The academy is designed around the principles of active learning and includes activities like high-level discussions, creative problem solving and strategic thinking in response to new and emerging models of teaching and learning. Two experts from the field, together with a diverse group of institutional leaders will explore real dilemmas, challenging case studies and future scenario’s, to better understand the development of strategic, research-informed response to opportunities and threats facing Higher Education.

The academy is part of a joint initiative from the EADTU Empower programme and the ECIU. Empower supports collaboration and sharing of expertise between European universities and provides specialist advice and guidance for institutional leaders on the latest development in online, open and flexible education.

Leadership Academy in Brussels (May 2017)

‘Developing Transformative Leaders’

Yet again, a diverse group of leaders came together in Brussels for the second edition of The Empower Online Learning Leadership Academy. This time the Academy represented institutions from 9 different countries. 

Leadership Academy in Brussels (June 2016)

'new and emerging models of teaching and learning’

A diverse group of institutional leaders from around Europe met in June 2016 at Neth-ER in Brussels as part of the first cohort of the EMPOWER Online Learning Leadership Academy (EOLLA). The two-day workshop supported with an Online Primer was very successful, evidenced by the positive feedback from participants. The EOLLA programme was highly interactive and challenged  participants to think deeply about a number of future scenarios which may impact on the future of higher education. Through a mix of short presentations, open discussions and small group work the programme culminated on the final day with a number of business cases being put to a simulated senior leadership team. The outcomes of the workshop were presented in the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2016 in Rome.