The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community: Self Paced

November 6–December 8, 2023

Colleges and universities have unique cultures, structures, and governance. The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community: Self Paced program is designed to help those new to working with higher education understand the organizational structures, decision-making and strategic planning processes, procurement practices, funding models and approaches, stakeholders and influencers, and more. This self-paced, online, five-week program will be 100% asynchronous with one optional synchronous live session for Q&A with faculty. With resources curated by senior higher education leaders, this program will help participants develop the skills needed to be successful in navigating and working with the higher education environment.

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  • Program Dates

    Program Dates

    November 6–December 8, 2023

  • Duration


    Five weeks

  • Time Commitment

    Time Commitment

    3-5 hours per competency

  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend?

    Anyone new to higher education, including those doing business or partnering with colleges and universities.

  • Program Delivery

    Program Delivery

    (Self Paced and Asynchronous)

  • Credential


    Successful completers receive a digital microcredential.


About Attending This Program

This intensive, 100% asynchronous, self-paced, five-week program is designed to support opportunities for applied learning and coaching, and is supported by faculty in the competency areas below. Although this program is self paced, we ask that participants plan the time they will spend on the program. Each competency below is delivered with diverse learning materials, resources, and activities in support of in-depth learning and immediate application.

  • Higher Education Organizational Structures: Understand the various institutional models and how governance is structured, positioned and operationalized.
  • Stakeholders and Influencers of Technology Decisions: Understand various stakeholders and their level of influence on organizational decision-making.
  • Technology Planning and Funding: Understand higher education strategic planning processes and how to support and engage with them at the appropriate level and time.
  • The Procurement Process: Evaluate how organizational procurement processes intersect with product assessment, review, identification, and selection.

Review each competency’s learning outcomes on the agenda page.

Optional Q&A Meetings with Faculty

There is one optional opportunity for Q&A with faculty during a synchronous session. Faculty are always available asynchronously for questions as well. See the Q&A schedule in the agenda page.

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We recommend that learners plan on 3–5 hours of work per competency to have an engaged and successful learning experience.

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    Nov 6

    Program Begins

    The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community: Self Paced program begins on November 6, 2023.

    Dec 8

    Program Ends

    The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community: Self Paced program ends on December 8, 2023.