The Online Learning Consortium has selected Washington State University to host its 10th annual Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). IELOL is a unique leadership development program for emerging leaders in online education featuring a blended-learning format, including an Immersion Experience to be held at Washington State University Pullman Campus. David Cillay, Vice President for WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation, serves as Co-Director of the 2018 program and continues as part of the distinguished faculty.

In August 2018, the faculty-led intensive immersion experience will take full advantage of WSU’s new state-of-the-art, digital classroom building “The Spark,” to accommodate both formal and informal learning spaces for small and large group learning.

WSU’s partnership with the Online Learning Consortium positions WSU Global Campus to be part of the leadership advancing online learning across the nation. More than 325 emerging leaders have successfully completed the IELOL program since it first launched in 2009, representing a wide and diverse field of institutional types. “After completing the program, IELOL alumni are better positioned to drive institutional goals, navigate change and innovation, as well as advance their organization’s online learning strategy,” said Kathleen S. Ives, D.M., CEO and executive director, Online Learning Consortium.

WSU’s Office of Professional Education is managing registration and Immersion logistics for IELOL. Registration is open from Nov. 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018. OLC is offering an early bird discount for applications completed before Jan. 31, 2018. Those interested in applying for the Institute can submit an application at this link: Additional details about the program are available online at