NCPN WORKSHOPS

2016 NCPN Preconference Workshops
Wednesday, October 5

Full-Day Workshops

Career Pathways Leadership Certification
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Requirements for certification include attending this workshop and at least seven sessions from the main conference program on Thursday and Friday.



Ann Westrich

The Career Pathways Leadership Certification workshop is for current and future leaders in the Career Pathways arena. The purpose of the training is to empower local and state personnel to implement Career Pathways and provide strategies, tools, and resources. Topics: Need for Career Pathways, sector identification and employer engagement, program design and delivery, funding, academic achievement, data and evaluation, career planning, professional development, and beginning with the end in mind. Ann Westrich, Wisconsin Technical College System Office, Madison, WI


Indiana-Focused Career Pathways Leadership Certification
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Requirements for certification include attending this workshop and at least seven sessions from the main conference program on Thursday and Friday.

Join Indiana educators and workforce professionals in earning your Career Pathways Leadership Certification. The Career Pathways Leadership Certification workshop is for current and future leaders in the Career Pathways arena. The purpose of the training is to empower local and state personnel to implement Career Pathways and provide strategies, tools, and resources. Topics: Need for Career Pathways, sector identification and employer engagement, program design and delivery, funding, academic achievement, data and evaluation, career planning, professional development, and beginning with the end in mind. Indiana’s policies will be integrated into this session. Claudia Maness, CORD, Waco, TX


Ohio-Focused Career Pathways Leadership Certification
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Requirements for certification include attending this workshop and at least seven sessions from the main conference program on Thursday and Friday.



Sandra Harwell

Join Ohio educators and workforce professionals in earning your Career Pathways Leadership Certification. The Career Pathways Leadership Certification workshop is for current and future leaders in the Career Pathways arena. The purpose of the training is to empower local and state personnel to implement Career Pathways and provide strategies, tools, and resources. Topics: Need for Career Pathways, sector identification and employer engagement, program design and delivery, funding, academic achievement, data and evaluation, career planning, professional development, and beginning with the end in mind. Ohio’s career advising policy and student success plans will be integrated into the curriculum to create pathway systems that prepare all students for success. Sandra Harwell, CORD, Waco, TX


Counseling in a Career Pathways System
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Felicia Gray-Watson


What do secondary, postsecondary, adult education, workforce development, and economic development have in common? They are all partners in preparing students and adults for sustainable careers through Career Pathways. Come learn how to involve these partners in enhancing your career counseling with students and clients.
Felicia Gray Watson
, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC


Supply Chain Management and Logistics;  How to Develop and Sustain a Successful Program
9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Fran Beauman

Supply Chain Management and Logistics is an important career field both in the U.S. and around the world. Attend this pre-conference to learn how to:

Participate in 2 industry tours.  First tour the new 1.2 million square foot state of the art Walmart e-commerce fulfillment center in Plainfield, Indiana now serving consumers throughout the U.S.  Walmart built the new e-commerce fulfillment center to handle its rapidly growing online business. The massive building is dedicated to fulfilling e-commerce orders, and is able to house millions of items and ship them to customers or stores for free pickup. The Plainfield facility is the latest addition to Walmart’s next-generation fulfillment network that consists of additional e-commerce fulfillment centers, then tour the Vincennes University's Logistics Training and Education Center (VU LTEC) which features a one-of-a-kind experience, combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning in the 40,000 square foot warehouse.  Students put into action what they have learned using the latest equipment and technology. VU LTEC offers both short-term training (Fork-Lift, CDL Class A, GLA, Team Lead) and credit-bearing academic programs (Supply Chain Logistics Management AS).

For more information on this workshop/tour, click here.

Whether you currently operate a Supply Chain Management and Logistics program or are exploring possibilities, this is a pre-session you won’t want to miss. 
Dr. Frances Beauman, Transportation Careers:  A Resource for Teachers.  For more information contact Dr. Beauman at fran@beauman.net.

 


Half-Day Institutes: Morning

Employer- Education Partnerships: What Are the Ingredients of a Winning Collaboration?
9:00 a.m. - Noon (Includes Lunch)


Mark Turner

Richard Hinckley

This preconference workshop will provide for an opportunity for in-depth discussion between members of a business panel and the workshop attendees. The workshop will explore the elements required to build a local strategy toward prosperity for both businesses and students. Come ready to ask the tough questions, find where and how return on investment for all stakeholders is key, and hear from industry on how to keep them engaged for the long-haul. For employers, community college administrators, workforce development personnel, and CTE directors. Moderators: Mark Turner, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA; Richard Hinckley, Center for Occupational Research and Development, Waco, TX



Are You Certified? The Role of Industry Certifications and Credentialing—Promising Practices in Secondary, Postsecondary, and Adult Education
9:00 a.m. - Noon


Jeraline M. Marsh

John Foster

Marilyn Barger

Industry certifications are essential components in the preparation of qualified candidates for employment in technical fields. In the world of career and technical education (CTE), industry credentialing is steadily gaining attention as a useful measure of skill attainment. Hundreds of certifications are available, and more continue to be introduced each year. Many states around the country have aligned industry certifications with CTE programs and academies. Certification opportunities are one avenue through which CTE can develop high-quality programs of study and meet the requirements of Perkins IV, which calls for technical skill assessments that are aligned with industry-recognized standards for CTE programs. Join prominent leaders from around the country for a half-day interactive workshop on industry credentialing and walk away with a renewed sense of where and how industry credentialing fits into your educational institution’s plans. Topics: Industry Credentialing 101, aligning standards and curriculum to meet the needs of industry credentials, funding for industry credentials, and how to connect with third-party industry credentialing agencies.Jeraline M. Marsh, School District of Palm Beach County, Florida; John Foster, NOCTI, Big Rapids, Michigan; Marilyn Barger, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Excellence, Tampa, Florida


How Does Perkins and Adult Education Fit Into the WIOA Puzzle?
9:00 a.m. - Noon


Michael Brustein

This session will cover the promulgation of the June 2016 Federal Regulations by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor governing the 19 federal programs under the WIOA. Perkins and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act are critical parts of the WIOA roll-out. New obligations have been placed on state, local and postsecondary administrators, including mandated uses of Perkins and adult education funds. The WIOA accountability provisions are likely to be incorporated into Perkins V. As Congress and the next administration move to more closely align CTE with the WIOA, it is important to understand how all these pieces fit together. Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, Washington, DC


Blended Learning: A Hands-On Approach to Building Technology-Infused Lessons
9:00 a.m. - Noon


Jeannie Justice

Blended learning, a hybridization of online and face-to-face learning, has recently become popular with the invention of various technologies. The foundation of this concept involves creating high-level student interaction inside and outside the classroom. In this active presentation, we will talk about (and use) varying technology tools to help instructors increase interaction in their own classrooms. Participants MUST bring devices with them to participate in the workshop. (All electronic devices are welcome—tablets, laptops, and smart phones.) Participants will receive pre-workshop instructions on software to load onto their devices.
Jeannie Justice, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky



Half-Day Institutes: Afternoon

Advancing Career Pathways for Adults: Building a Solid Foundation for an Effective System

1:30-4:30 p.m.


Hope Cotner

This workshop is designed for practitioners from adult education, the workforce system, and community college CTE and workforce development departments who want to build partnerships among diverse stakeholders to offer career pathways opportunities for nontraditional students, particularly lower-skilled adults and career changers. Leaders from three states will share challenges and strategies from their efforts to build and sustain partnerships to advance career pathways for adults. Learn how they’re engaging employers and community partners to build robust career pathways systems and industry-responsive programs.
Marilyn Pitzulo and Marie Mackintosh, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indianapolis, IN; Jamil Steele, Illinois Community College Board, Springfield, IL; Jennifer Jirous-Rapp, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO; Hope Cotner, CORD, Waco, TX


NCPN Leadership Development: Learning Today to LEAD Tomorrow
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Ongoing leadership development is imperative for the 21st-century educational leader. Career Pathways leaders in particular must be equipped with the keen decision-making and organizational skills necessary to drive collaboration among the many stakeholders that make up pathway systems. This session will focus on leadership and innovative strategies for building both personal and professional leadership among Career Pathways leaders. Topics: Accountability, change, coaching, communication, conflict resolution, organizational culture, professionalism, motivation, relationship building, strategic planning, andteamwork. Come sharpen your saw and join a professional network of leadersfrom across the country dedicated to leading Career Pathways initiatives that will ensure students and adult are prepared for both college and careers.
Facilitator: Jeraline Johnson, School District of Palm Beach County, FL


Entrepreneurship
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Entrepreneurship promotes economic activity in the form of new goods & services and results in new employment which can produce a cascading effect or virtuous circle in the economy. The stimulation of related businesses or sectors that support the new venture add to further economic development. Entrepreneurship education is making its way into some schools.  Learn what it means and how you can implement a program.
Kelly Favory, Ball State Indianapolis Center, Indianapolis, IN; Sara Gutting, Adult Education Consultant, Indianapolis, IN; Jacob Schpok, Lt. Governor’s Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Indianapolis, IN



Flipped Instruction: A Guide to Create, Collaborate, and Engage -
1:30-4:30 p.m.


Jeannie Justice

Flipped instruction is not only a trend in education, but also a shift to prepare students for a deeper understanding of content with increased collaborative and problem-solving skills. In this hands-on presentation, we will discuss practical uses for technology to help educators explore student creativity through individual projects/assignments, explore collaboration through group projects/assignments, and increase motivation and engagement through varying interactive tech tools. Participants MUST bring devices with them to participate in the workshop. (All electronic devices are welcome—tablets, laptops, and smart phones.) Participants will receive pre-workshop instructions on software to load onto their devices.
Jeannie Justice, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky