IACEE 2021

The webinars will be online events that are arranged pre-confrence. More information about the webinars will be added soon.

webinar 1:
Affordable Online Programs at Scale


Yakut Gazi, PhD
Associate Dean, Georgia Tech Professional Education
Council member, IACEE

Nelson Baker, PhD
Dean, Georgia Tech Professional Education
Secretary General, IACEE


Georgia Tech launched its third at-scale degree in January 2019, a less-than-$10,000 Master of Science in Cybersecurity, building upon the successful model of its Online Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Online Master of Science degree in Analytics, both under $10,000 for the entire degree, which collectively now have over 12,000 enrolled students. In this session, we will open the hood and share our recipe for success in creating these affordable programs from multiple perspectives: mission ang governance, learning design, student services, technology platform, as well as financial modeling. The attendees will leave with an understanding of and better insight into programs at scale and be able to take an action plan back to their campuses

Target Audience

Senior Administrators, Executive Administrators, Industry Professionals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify how the institutional mission and governance structures impact the process of creating affordable programs at scale
  • Explain the components of a business model that focuses on scale and affordability
  • Identify the technology and design components of an at-scale approach to course design and development
  • Generate an action plan that they can take back to their campuses.

webinar 2:
Effective LLL Centers Leadership


Patricio Montesinos Sanchis, PhD
Director, Centro Formación Permanente
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Council Member, IACEE

Paul Marca
Associate Vice Provost, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Stanford University
First Vice President, IACEE

Ed Borbely
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Council Member, IACEE


In a rapidly changing world, managing and leading lifelong learning (LLL) centers is becoming increasingly complex. Previously, LLL centers were often a source of pride and revenue for institutions. Since 2011 and with the MOOC excitement, LLL centers have received much scrutiny and attention and with that, enhanced expectations for innovation, revenue, an alignment to university goals. This interactive workshop will identify some of the challenges and fundamental shifts facing LLL centers and provide practical advice and guidance from leaders with decades of experience to those seeking how to navigate during these turbulent times. Hands on activities will give the participants opportunities to apply the strategy and tactics learned to group projects during the workshop.

Target Audience:

All level of LLL Centers Administrators, Industry Professionals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the challenges and threats the LLL centers are facing
  • Learn the strategic path that some LLL centers have taken in alignment with their universities’ missions
  • Identify the opportunities and design strategies for innovation and revenue generation
  • Generate an action plan that the participants can take back to their organizations and apply.