Michigan Virtual University Leadership & Policy Seminar
offered in cooperation with the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program
|In early 1999, the Michigan Virtual University (MVU) announced a seven-week, leadership and policy seminar designed to expand analytical and communication skills while introducing business and community leaders to the advantages of on-line learning technologies.
With the rapid growth of the Internet and expanded access to on-line services, the use of telecommunications technology has emerged as a skill required of leaders. The Internet has also opened new opportunities to develop communities of learners and enhance policy discourse.
|The MVU Leadership and Policy Seminar was designed to engage participants in a highly interactive professional development experience. This experience occurred between April 13 - June 6, 1999, and was cosponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber and the Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program. Participants examined two key policy issues of importance to Southeast Michigan and took part in a capstone presentation at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Policy Conference held on Mackinac Island June 3 - 6, 1999.|
|The Seminar was limited to 14 participants selected from a group of Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program alumni -- professionals in policy-level positions at colleges and universities, local and state government agencies, school districts, non-profit organizations and corporations:
|The Leadership and Policy Seminar used a variety of technology tools, where appropriate, for instruction, management and communication. Participants were required to have:
|The Michigan Virtual University underwrote all tuition costs associated with the April - June seminar, including registration, travel and lodging expenses for the Detroit Regional Chamber's Leadership Policy Conference on Mackinac Island.|
|Applications were submitted electronically during March, 1999. A sample application is available online at: application.html. Participants were selected by the seminar faculty in consultation with MVU officials.|