HETS announced its new professional development program called: Learning Technologies Leadership Academy (H-LTLA), starting in August 2021, focusing on developing the next generation of leaders with a special emphasis on the challenges and opportunities present at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). As a pioneer organization in the use of technology in higher education with enormous expertise and resources, the HETS Chair, Dr. Carlos Morales, proposed to develop an Academia during the HETS Board of Director meeting held in February 2021 and was approved.
As part of the virtual launch, Dr. Carlos Morales presented the program’s purpose, the format, the competencies, among other benefits of enrolling in the first edition of HETS Learning Technologies Leadership Academy (H-LTLA). Dr. Morales continued explaining the curriculum of the H-LTLA, which consists of synchronous presentations of eight different topics designed to provide competencies to prepare professionals to support their institutions and transform their organizations to be more resilient, flexible, and relevant. Also, the H-LTLA faculty had the opportunity to briefly explain their topics to the attendees, what to expect, and what will obtain during these synchronous presentations, scheduled from August 3 to 6, 2021. Click here to see recordings of H-LTLA faculty explaining their topics.
After the curriculum presentation, HETS Executive Director, Dr. Yubelkys Montalvo shared the information related to the eligibility and how to apply online through the H-LTLA (Academy) new menu at hets.org, which is due on June 28, 2021. Dr. Montalvo also mentioned that the acceptance to the H-LTLA is through a competitive application process, and the candidates selected will be notified in July 2021. The evaluation committee, composed of senior staff at HETS Member Institutions, seeks to select the applications with compelling evidence that the candidate meets all the requirements to take full advantage of the Academy. Also, they seek to create a participants group with diverse experience, background, and perspectives.
To conclude with the event, Dr. Montalvo presented the H-LTLA registration fees, which include all materials and the continuing education certificate. HETS will be announcing additional savings on early payments, group rates, and non-member individuals. Also, the Academy registration fees can be cover using the CARES Act funds. To learn more about this professional development program and how to apply, visit H-LTLA (Academy). Feel free to contact the HETS staff to clarify any doubt about this opportunity and other additional savings, either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (787) 616-3201.