2025 Call for Proposals

2025 Call for Proposals

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in presenting at NCPN Connect 2025.

The world of work is changing at a breakneck pace. Skills are evolving so rapidly that students, businesses, and communities are struggling to keep up. CORD’s Framework for Career Pathways Alignment provides an organizing structure for educators, employers and community partners to design career pathways that support students to completion. The four session strands for NCPN Connect 2025 are aligned to the components of the Framework. Please choose the strand(s) that best describe(s) your session.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Claudia Maness, Director of Professional Development, CORD/NCPN
Dr. Jennifer Jirous-Rapp, Vice President, Pathways & Partnerships, CORD

Please be advised that all presenters are required to register by December 18, 2024.

2025 Call for Proposals

Key Presenter Information

(Please include extension if necessary.)
Summer Address (where you can be reached in the summer if different from above)
<b>Summer Address</b> (where you can be reached in the summer if different from above)

Presentation Information

Session Strands

Please select all that apply.

Strand 1
Examples include:
-Local, regional, or state cross-agency partnerships
- Workforce system/board partnerships
- Enhancing/sustaining partnerships
- Federal and state funding to support pathways (WIOA, Perkins, foundation, etc…)
- Connecting education partners across the community
- Policy and program alignment
Strand 2
Examples include:
- Strategic employer relationships
- Work-based Learning (for example: internships, co-ops, experiential learning, externships)
- Apprenticeship/Pre-apprenticeship
- Industry-recognized credentials
- Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) Model
- Employability skills/soft skills/Power skills
Strand 3
Examples include:
- Credit for prior learning
- Curriculum models that support all learners (IET, Corrections, etc…)
- Dual and articulated credit
- Stackable credential/micro-credential models
- Continuous Improvement and sustainability
- Pathways for emerging careers
Strand 4
Examples include: - Support strategies for every learner
- Mental wellness and career development
- Career coaching and advising
- Supporting special populations
- Recruitment and retention strategies
Maximum: 12 words. The title should clearly communicate presentation content.
0 of 12 max words
Maximum: 50 words. Describe what conference attendees can expect to learn, how they will benefit from, and what they will take away from your session. Be sure your presentation is geared toward a national audience. This description will appear in the conference mobile program. Priority will be given to presentations that are interactive and have clear takeaways for attendees. Your description should accurately describe your presentation.
0 of 50 max words
Maximum: 100 words. Give a brief summary of what you plan to accomplish in your session and how you will present it. Describe what attendees can take away and apply to their local setting. This information will not be published and is used only to evaluate presentations.
0 of 100 max words
Room Setup
Select one.
Presentation Length Preferred
Please check which presentation length you prefer. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be scheduled according to your preference, if you are accepted, NCPN will make every effort to schedule your session accordingly.
Will this session be presented in panel format?
Will you need head tables with microphones for your panelists?
Audiovisual Equipment
An LCD projector, Internet, screen, sound for laptop, and microphone (as needed) will be provided in each meeting room. Bring your own laptop. NCPN does NOT provide laptops.
Audience Level
Check all that apply.
Audience Position
Check all that apply.
Content Level
Will your session promote a product or service that is commercially available from you or a company you represent?

Reference Information

Please provide the name and email address for someone who can attest to the quality of your proposed session and presentation skills.
Name of Reference
<b>Name of Reference</b>
(100 words or less)
0 of 100 max words

All presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the discounted presenter registration fee by December 18, 2024.
Presenters should wait to register until they have received notification that their presentation has been selected by October 25, 2024.

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Student Presenter?
Co-presenter Address
<b>Co-presenter Address</b>
I agree to present in any time slot to which I'm assigned on Thursday, February 27 or Friday, February 28, 2025.
Presenter Responsibilities

  • Register for the conference by December 18, 2024 and attend in person.
  • Presenters, and co-presenters if applicable, are responsible for their own travel arrangements, expenses including hotel, and registration fees.
  • Print and bring any materials needed for your sessions.
  • Communicate with co-presenters.

Travel arrangements should not be made until you have been assigned a presentation time slot. Presenters will be notified of session times in December 2024.

I have read and understand the presenter responsibilities