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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Executive Forum Offers Insights to Institutional Leaders

Single-day Executive Program is limited enrollment opportunity for global decision-makers to explore their vision for online learning

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, will provide The Desire2Learn Executive Program � The Art of Leadership & Learning: Sculpting Success at its Sixth Annual Users’ Conference, FUSION 2009 – The Art of Learning, July 13-17, 2009 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The Executive Program will kick-off the users’ conference bringing together decision-makers from diverse institutions around the world in a limited enrollment, single-day program where they can deliberate and share their perspectives in forging their vision for eLearning. Participants will build valuable networks with colleagues around the world, to assist in information-gathering and decision-making as they lead their institutions forward through unparalleled times. The value of the program extends well beyond the day.

Deepening the collective understanding of the external and internal pressures on institutions as well as exploring solutions to enhance the quality of online learning programs and increase their adoption will be the focus of this year’s Executive Program. Institutions of all forms are under similar constraints and yet need to demonstrate leadership, conviction and vision to be successful in optimizing an online learning environment. The Executive Program enables participants to share their insight, listen to informed opinions and shape their own vision.

Professor Sue McKnight, Director of Libraries and Knowledge Resources at Nottingham Trent University, returns for a second year as facilitator and features noteworthy speakers

“This is a very important and timely opportunity for the leaders who have or influence funding decisions, that impact the successfulness of eLearning within their institutions and organizations, to voice their concerns, learn from colleagues and hear of future directions in eLearning within various sectors,” said Sue McKnight, Director of Libraries and Knowledge Resources at Nottingham Trent University. “The diverse range of participants who willingly share their experiences within the variety of sessions are extremely helpful. Attendees come away with innovative ideas and networks that they would not get otherwise. They gain global perspective and are able to speak authoritatively of what is happening across the world in different sectors.”

The Desire2Learn Executive Program brings together senior industry executives, decision-makers, government officials, visionaries and educational leaders to exchange information, improve communications and build partnerships to enhance teaching and learning and address the issues facing all facets of education.

“Collaboration, learning from the experiences of executives from various sectors, is always important, and perhaps even more so in this time of fiscal and other resource constraints, stated John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “The Executive Program provides the perfect occasion for attendees to step-back and see how others are working through similar issues. They will come away with real-world examples they can draw upon.”

For more information and registration visit: www.Desire2Learn.com/fusion/executive. A podcast and webinar showcasing “Highlights from the Executive Program 2008,” featuring Executive Program facilitator Sue McKnight, are also available by visiting:

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.

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John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
PR@Desire2Learn.com