Leadership Development Academy - Learning Today to LEAD Tomorrow
The National Career Pathways Network is dedicated to serving its members and the career pathways community and in streamlining and strengthening the career pathways message to the field (across the nation and abroad). The NCPN Leadership Development Committee specifically has the purpose of providing professional, career, and leadership development to career pathways leaders (career pathways coordinators, CTE directors, occupational deans, workforce development personnel, adult education educators, and counselors) to assist them in being able to be a valuable contributor to the broader goals of their institutions and stakeholders they serve. To that end, the National Career Pathways Network has created the NCPN Leadership Development Academy (LDA: year-long professional development program).
- Who can participate? You must meet one of the criteria below for participation in the year-long LDA:
- Attend the 2016 NCPN Indianapolis Preconference Institute (any choice of the preconference institutes) OR
- Be a past graduate of the Career Pathways Leadership two-day workshop OR
- Have a signed waiver from the NCPN Director Deb Mills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The LDA is focusing on leadership skills for a Career Pathways System (local, regional, or state) and is focusing on the four core principles of the CTE Blueprint (see below), the Department of Education's 10 Component Framework for Programs of Study, WIOA legislation, and the Department of Labor's Six Key Elements for Career Pathways.
- Advanced Systems – Including tools/resources
Alignment. Effective alignment between high-quality CTE programs and labor market needs to equip students with 21st-century skills and prepare them for in-demand occupations in high-growth industry sectors;
- Determining Vantage Points
Collaboration. Strong collaborations among secondary and postsecondary institutions, employers, and industry partners to improve the quality of CTE programs;
- Your Leadership Role - Positioning systems and yourself for success
Accountability. Meaningful accountability for improving academic outcomes and building technical and employability skills in CTE programs for all students, based upon common definitions and clear metrics for performance; and
- Innovation: What does it really mean?
Innovation. Increased emphasis on innovation supported by systemic reform of state policies and practices to support CTE implementation of effective practices at the local level.
Registration is now closed.