National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)

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On November 4–5 NCPN will host NCPN Connect 2021: A Virtual Conference. The NCPN conference is consistently one of the best professional development opportunities in the country, and this year’s event will be no exception. This robust virtual event will include keynotes, live breakout sessions (will be recorded and available for six months), networking for attendees, and more! On-demand prerecorded sessions will also be available for viewing at your convenience. Don’t miss this important professional development opportunity!

For questions, contact NCPN Director, Claudia Maness ( or NCPN Conference Manager, Sheila Wilson (


Exploring Pathways to Leadership

A New Era of Excellence in Adult Education

Adult educators often follow career paths that lead directly from the instructional classroom to the administrative conference room without the benefit of essential leadership development. If this describes your path, NCPN can help you acquire the core skills that will enable you to LEAD. NCPN offers comprehensive technical assistance and professional coaching for state and local adult education program teams and their partnering agencies. NCPN leverages its expertise to provide customized solutions in a supportive mentoring environment to meet your program’s unique needs.


NCPN Leadership Development Academy

NCPN is dedicated to serving practitioners of career pathways, career technical education (CTE), adult education, and workforce development initiatives. We strive to streamline and strengthen the career pathways message and its implementation across the nation and abroad. To that end, NCPN has created the NCPN Leadership Development Academy (LDA), a year-long professional development program designed to help career pathways practitioners develop leadership skills that will equip them to better serve the broader goals of their institutions, communities, and stakeholders.


2021 NCPN Webinar Series

NCPN webinars provide timely information for educators, employers, policymakers, and other stakeholders in Career Pathways, programs of study, stackable credentials, employability skills, workforce development, career and technical education, and related topics.



The 2022 NCPN Conference will be held on October 20–22 (Thurs–Sat) at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

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