PATHS Program Addresses Leadership Crisis in Higher Education

June 6, 2014 - PRLog -- San Jose, CA. Open Doors Group (ODG), the League for Innovation in the Community College, and SoftChalk LLC today announced that registration is open for PATHS, an eight-week online program designed to accelerate career paths for higher education professionals. PATHS will address the pending leadership crisis by providing a unique, career-boosting opportunity for college and university employees who have started their management careers or aspire to leadership positions.

Designed and led by a cadre of successful leaders and other experts, PATHS will offer nine hours of self-paced online training from September 8 – October 21, 2014 plus a three-hour, Live Highlight Session webinar from 2pm-5pm EDT on Wednesday, September 24. The PATHS program will focus on what it takes to become a leader in today’s higher education environment. The curriculum will be presented in three modules: Becoming a Higher Education Leader, Mindful Leadership, and Evaluating the Landscape: Operating in a Changing Environment. In addition, an extensive mentor-matching program tailored to the career aspirations of each participant will be available for the first 50 people who register for PATHS by August 1st. "It is a privilege to work with ODG and SoftChalk on this vital, long-awaited program that will prove to be essential for aspirants in education to take on leadership roles," said Chris Hennessey, Marketing Director, League for Innovation in the Community College.

PATHS is a pilot program for the Higher Education Leadership Platform, ODG’s initiative to accelerate the careers of entry- and mid-level managers on both the academic and business sides of colleges and universities. "In developing PATHS, the Open Doors Group's goal is—above all—to support the people who are just starting to serve as leaders in higher education and to give them what they need as they discover the managerial challenges inherent in the evolving, 21st Century higher education ecosystem," said Marie Highby, ODG Director of Strategy and Content Development and Lead Developer and Instructor for PATHS. "Unlike many online programs today where peer relationships tend to be underemphasized, if not nonexistent, the PATHS experience will be truly collaborative, using technology that's designed for class participants to engage in interactive, group learning and to learn from each other as well as from the course instructor," she added.

Affordable and convenient, PATHS is egalitarian in admissions, and elitist in content and results. Visit the website for more information.

About Open Doors Group
The mission of Open Doors Group (ODG) is to increase access to education by lowering barriers for all learners. Initiatives include adoptions of affordable textbooks, College Open Textbooks, consulting to organizations on licensing and the community college market, leadership services, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and more. ODG advocates affordable educational resources, open access to courses, and innovative business models for education. ODG is a project of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and brings a Silicon Valley technology-based perspective to education opportunities. Visit ODG at

About the League for Innovation in the Community College
The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives with more than 800 member colleges, 160 corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. Information about the League and its activities is available at and on Twitter at @FollowtheLeague.

About SoftChalk, LLC

SoftChalk, LLC is an award-winning provider of eLearning software for worldwide education and business institutions. Specializing in the development of intuitive, easy-to-use tools, SoftChalk products allow instructors to create powerful and professional-looking content for eLearning and smart classrooms in K-12, higher education and corporate training. For more information, visit

Rekha Raman
Source: » Follow
Posted By:*** Email Verified
Tags:Education, Leadership, Curriculum, Career, University
Industry:Books, Education
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share