The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community – May 2025

May 5–23, 2025

Colleges and universities have unique cultures, structures, and governance. The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community 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 online 3-week program will have both asynchronous and synchronous components. Led 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 community.

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  • Program Dates

    Program Dates

    May 5–23, 2025

  • Duration


    3 weeks

  • Time Commitment

    Time Commitment

    3-5 hours per week

  • 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

    (Synchronous and Asynchronous)

  • Credential


    Successful completers receive a digital microcredential.


About Attending This Program

This intensive, three-week program engages participants in interactive live sessions, is designed to support opportunities for applied learning and coaching, and is supported by faculty and subject matter experts in each of the competency areas below. We ask that participants actively plan the time they will spend on the program each week, even on a daily basis. 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
  • Stakeholders and Influencers of Technology Decisions
  • Technology Planning and Funding
  • The Procurement Process
  • Partnering with Higher Ed

View each competency’s learning outcomes on the Schedule page.

Live Sessions

Once or twice a week, we will hold live, synchronous online meetings to discuss resources, activities, and competencies. These meetings will be a combination of short talks, discussion, and opportunities for questions. See the full meeting schedule in the Schedule page.

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Learners are expected to dedicate approximately 3–5 hours per week (synchronous and asynchronous) to have an engaged and successful learning experience.

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  • Key Dates

    May 21

    Registration Open

    Registration opened in May 2024.

    May 5

    Program Begins

    The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community program begins on May 5, 2025.

    May 23

    Program Ends

    The Higher Ed Guide for the Corporate Community program ends on May 23, 2025.