The workshops are online events arranged pre-confrence (24 & 25 May).

workshop 1:
Affordable Online Programs at Scale

Monday 24 May, 2021

UTC+2: 16:00 – 19:00
Beijing: 22:00 – 01:00
London: 15:00 – 18:00
Mexico City: 09:00 – 12:00
New York City: 10:00 – 13:00
San Francisco: 07:00 – 10:00
Sydney: 00:00 – 03:00 (25 May)


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.

workshop 2:
Effective LLL Centers Leadership

Tuesday 25 May, 2021

UTC+2: 16:00 – 19:00
Beijing: 22:00 – 01:00
London: 15:00 – 18:00
Mexico City: 09:00 – 12:00
New York City: 10:00 – 13:00
San Francisco: 07:00 – 10:00
Sydney: 00:00 – 03:00 (26 May)


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

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

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


Innovating is not only key. It’s the key! And of all the competences that workshop chairs have practiced throughout their professional lives, leading effectively has been one of the fundamental elements that has allowed them to grow personally and to make grow their organizations. In this workshop we will work on three tools around leadership that will allow participants to know their personal leadership style, the styles of the collaborators to be led and how to apply all this in turbulent times.

Identifying your leadership style

Chair: Patricio Montesinos

“To know where to go, you need to know where you are”. To be an effective leader one needs to know which is one’s personal leading style. During this part participants will use the Lüscher test to identify their favorite leading style and how leaders must deal with the the styles pf others. This approach is also known as “adaptive leadership”.

Identifying how to lead different behaviors

Chair: Ed Borbely

All workshop participants will explore and share experiences encountering different behaviors of team members and our responses to them. Using the Belbin model for optimizing teams based on individual preferences, styles, and behaviors, we’ll share both positive experiences and particularly challenging situations with each of the styles, and explore ideas and actions leaders can take to optimize our leadership styles for the future.

How to lead in turbulent times

Chair: Paul Marca

One of the biggest challenges in operating a lifelong learning unit is managing difficult personalities. To achieve the bigger institutional goal and objectives of impact and sustainability, staff and leaders alike must be equipped with mindsets and tools to overcome some of the human barriers to success. This portion of the module will share strategies and techniques to manage difficult personalities.

Target Audience:

All level of LLL Centers Administrators, Industry Professionals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the challenges and threats the LLL centers are facing
  • Identify the opportunities and design strategies for innovation and revenue generation
  • Generate ideas for adapting leadership styles to the LLL center reality