Leadership Development CoP: Learning Leaders: A Sneak Peek at GMU’s CLO Graduate Program

  • 14 May 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • C2 Technologies, Inc, 1921 Gallows Rd., Suite 1000, Vienna, VA 22182
  • 25


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Get a sneak preview of the first of its kind graduate certificate program for CLOs in the Washington DC area.

In the Fall of 2015, George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development and School of Business in collaboration with C2 Technologies, Inc. will offer a graduate certificate program for Chief Learning Officers, the only program of its kind in this area.

This certificate program is designed to develop the competencies of learning leaders so that they can align learning opportunities with business needs and demonstrate the value of the learning enterprise to organizational performance. This fast-track executive program includes online sessions, project-based activities, and residential courses.

In this interactive and engaging session, you’ll learn about the competencies that CLOs require and the unique approach to developing these competencies, which includes partnering with the business community. You’ll also take part in a robust discussion about current trends and optimal strategies for developing learning leaders.

Dr. Nada Dabbagh is Professor and Director of the Division of Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Science in Math Methodology and Operations Research from Columbia University. Dr. Dabbagh teaches graduate courses in instructional design, e-learning pedagogy, and cognition and technology in the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) program of the Division of Learning Technologies. In 2003, Dr. Dabbagh received the George Mason University Teaching Excellence award, Mason’s highest recognition for faculty members who demonstrate exceptional skill in and commitment to their teaching and learning practices.

Dr. Dabbagh has an extensive publication record which includes two books and over 80 research papers and book chapters. Dr. Dabbagh has facilitated numerous learning technologies design and development projects which led to the award winning Learning Asset Technology Integration Support Tool or LATIST (latist.gmu.edu).

Dr. Shahron Williams van Rooij is associate professor in the Instructional Design and Technology program, Learning Technologies Division of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. . Dr. Williams van Rooij received her Ph.D. in Instructional Technology with a minor in Software Information Systems from George Mason University in 2007. She also has a doctorate in Quantitative Methods from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, a Masters in Political Science from the American University of Beirut, and a Bachelors degree in Romance Languages from City College New York. Prior to joining George Mason University, Dr. Williams van Rooij worked for 10 years as Director of Product Marketing at Datatel, Inc., in Fairfax, VA, where she facilitated the engineering of new e-learning technology solutions. Her corporate experience included management positions in software marketing and market research in the financial and advertising industries.

As a Certified Distance Education Professional (C.D.E.P.) credentialed by Texas A&M University, Dr. Williams van Rooij is a frequent speaker on the development of Web-based education and has published in journals such as Educational Technology Research & Development, the British Journal of Educational Technology, Human Resource Management, and the Review of Education Research. She also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Dr. Roy Hinton is currently Associate Dean of Executive Education at George Mason University, School of Management. His responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies for business development, program design and development, and operations. Prior to joining the GMU School of Management team, he was Managing Director of Exquiry, LLC, a leadership and performance development firm. While at Exquiry, he was responsible for business and program development, individual and team coaching and public speaking. Roy was a Senior Faculty member of Cardean University, a leading innovator in internet-delivered higher education, located in Deerfield, IL. He has contributed as adjunct professor to the EMBA programs at Villanova University and Loyola University (Chicago) teaching courses in Strategy and Organization. In addition, he has taught at The Kellogg School of Northwestern University, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, University of Texas and Rollins College as well as founding and operating a management consulting firm specializing in business simulations and executive education.

Roy received his Ph.D. in Management from Northwestern University and his MBA from Pepperdine University. He is also a graduate of the Newfield Network Coaching for Professional and Personal Mastery program which is accredited by the International Coach Federation.

As the CEO of C2 Technologies, Inc., Ms. Dolly Oberoi has been instrumental in the company’s rapid growth and in positioning it as the fastest-growing company in the Washington, DC area—as well as in establishing what many industry analysts recognize as the leading provider of enterprise-wide solutions in the Government and corporate markets. Ms. Oberoi is responsible for creating and implementing C²’s initial vision, a vision born of her research conducted at Harvard University. She directs the company’s overall business strategy, and spends her time in business development, client relations, strategic partnerships, and spearheading funding initiatives.

Ms. Oberoi serves on several boards, including: George Mason University Foundation (Board of Trustees) and School of Information Technology (Board of Advisors); University of Maryland BC, School for Information Technology (Board of Advisors); Virginia Governor’s Board of Information Providers (Trustee); Oberoi Education Society (Trustee); and ViewPointe, Inc. (Board of Advisors).

Ms. Oberoi is frequently quoted in newspapers and magazines and is also featured on major television networks. She is the recipient of several international awards, including the “Bravo Award,” “INDUS Women Leaders Award,” “Pride of India,” the “Women Who Mean Business” award, and recognition as an Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Finalist. Under Ms. Oberoi’s leadership, C² was a finalist for GovCon’s prestigious “Contractor of the Year” award.

Ms. Oberoi holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, and a Master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, Delhi, India

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Metro: Silver Line: There’s a shuttle bus that leaves McLean Metro at approximately 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. and arrives at Tysons International Plaza (1921 Gallows Rd) about 20 minutes later. We can coordinate rides back to the Metro after the meeting.

In addition, if you get off at the Tysons Corner Metro stop, you can walk through the mall to Route 7, cross the street, and walk to 1921 Gallows Rd (which is actually on Boone Blvd). Probably about a half-mile walk.

Although the address is Gallows Rd., the entrance to the building is actually on Boone Blvd. If you've just turned off of Rt. 7 onto Gallows Rd, with Olive Garden on your right, take the next left onto Boone Blvd., then turn right into the first driveway. 1921 is the building straight in front of you. Parking is over to the right, and it is free.

The building locks sometime after 6 p.m., so if you are not able to get in, call or text Claudia at 703.217.3517.

Special thanks to our Community of Practice sponsor, C² Technologies, Inc.  C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services.