CPL Winter Institute Registration

February 8 - 9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV


Opening Session, Thursday, Oct. 26, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Michele S. Jones

Michele Jones was the first black female command sergeant major of the Army Reserve. Jones was selected by Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly to become the ninth command sergeant major of the Army Reserve in September 2003. As a result, she became the first woman in U.S. Army's history to serve as a division command sergeant major. Jones is also the first woman to be selected as the top noncommissioned officer in the Army Reserve, as well as the first to be chosen as the senior noncommissioned officer in any of the Army's components.




Special Session on Apprenticeships
Thursday, Oct. 26, 4:20-5:15 p.m.

State and local frameworks such as Sector Partnerships and Career Pathways have laid the foundation for innovative approaches to apprenticeships. Through collaboration across systems, states and local initiatives are expanding work-based learning across the continuum, from career exposure to youth and adult apprenticeships. We will explore the connections that create strong systems to serve students, job-seekers and businesses.
Stephanie Veck, Executive Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council, Denver, Colorado; Steven Santana, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO

Closing Session, Friday, Oct. 27, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Brigadier General (retired) Ben Robinson

What I Believe About U.S. Education
In Ben’s closing, he will discuss his observations on the role of education, training and the motivation of our future workforce with a special emphasis on the role of career pathways.

Ben brings to the discussion a personal passion for career pathways and he will share the genesis of that passion and over almost 50 years of experience with the audience. While a Boeing executive, Ben saw a need to create partnerships between those who educate and train workforce and those who employ workforce.

This presentation blends humor, observation, critique and recommendations for the development of an enhanced quality of life and workforce.