About eLead Speed

The eLeadership Trainer Accelerator strives to:

  • Develop an eLeadership Competence Framework
  • Upskill educators
  • Help them exploit innovative teaching methods
  • Support them design eLeadership curricula based on occupational requirements
  • Facilitate their digital and collaborative learning
  • Enable them use digital materials and tools, including Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Empower them as educational e-leaders

The project builds on the results of several EU initiatives and projects such as Le@d3.0 Academy knowledge alliance (http://www.eleaderacademy.eu/) and the family of EU initiatives on e-leadership skills (https://leadership2019.eu/).

eLead Speed Objectives

1. Based on the e-CF, identifying required skills per relevant occupations and developing guidelines for e-leadership curriculum design (IO1 & IO2)
2. Raising the capacity of educators to design online training for eleadership skills development and empowering them as educational e-leaders (IO4 & IO5)
3. Developing, testing and implementing innovative teaching practices and e-leadership related content based on digital learning materials and tools, including OER and collaborative online learning (IO3 & IO5)
4. Enhancing international networking and cooperation and contributing to the EU long-term agenda on leadership skills for a high-tech economy and the agenda for modernisation of HE (IO3 & four MEs)

The project aims to achieve its main objective of upskilling educators to improve their ability to exploit innovative teaching methods and design eleadership curricula based on digital learning materials and tools, including OER, collaborative online learning and the e-CF.

This objective will be reached through a four-step approach (operational objectives):

What is eLeadership?

eLeadership is the accomplishment of a goal that relies on technology through the direction of human resources and use of ICT. It is leadership distinguished by the type of goal that needs to be accomplished and by the resources a leader must coordinate and align. Both the goal and the resources involve using ICT. Thus e-leaders are top-level decision makers who possess strategic leadership skills as well as both business and ICT savviness.

eLead Speed Target Groups

The primary target group is educators from both Higher Education and tertiary VET institutions teaching those technology and business-related disciplines particularly included in eLeadership programmes (i.e. Strategic Management, Project Management, Digital Transformation, Technology & Innovation, etc.).

The secondary target groups are:

HEIs and tertiary VET providers of eleadership programmes
Learners willing to acquire eleadership skills
Associations of educational institutions
Businesses, their HR managers and in-company trainers
Professional associations

Who is implementing eLead Speed?

  • 3 Bulgarian institutions:
    • a HEI (New Bulgarian University)
    • an Excellence Centre for ICT industry competitiveness (ESI CEE)
    • the National Coalition for Digital Jobs in Bulgaria (DNA)
  • 2 Italian institutions
    • a Business school (ISTUD)
    • an SME specialised in digital learning (Gruppo Pragma)
  • 2 HEIs from
    • Croatia (Algebra)
    • Germany (MUAS)

The partners represent both the Higher Education (NBU, MUAS and Algebra) and the tertiary Vocational Education and Training (ESI CEE, ISTUD and Gruppo Pragma) sectors. This ensures synergies between the different fields of education and training (HE and VET) and complements expertise.