2020 Schedule

2020 Conference

Schedule of Live Event Sessions

NCPN 2020 Virtual will consist of:

  • Live sessions on October 15 and 16

  • Live post-conference sessions on October 30 and November 6

  • Asynchronous breakout sessions (available for 10 months) (Go here for titles and descriptions.)

Registered attendees will receive access to all sessions and recordings. See below for details.


LIVE SESSIONS ON MAIN CONFERENCE DATES

Thursday • October 15

  • Noon–12:50 Eastern

    OPENING KEYNOTE
    Change Is Mandatory ... Stress Is Optional
    Garrison Wynn, bestselling author of The Real Truth About Success (McGraw-Hill Education) and The Cow Bell Principle (Empire), featured in Forbes and Inc magazines


  • 1:00–1:50

    BUSINESS/INDUSTRY PANEL
    The BILT Model: A Win-Win for Businesses and Colleges
    Moderator: Ann Beheler, Executive Director, National Convergence Technology Center. Panelists: Chelsea Bray, IT Project Manager, Critical Start, Richardson, TX; Aaron Burciaga, Sr. Director, Analytics & AI, ECS Technology, Leesburg, VA; Shawn Meck, Factory Manager, Progress Rail – A Caterpillar Company, Winston-Salem, NC


  • 2:00–2:50

    FEATURED SESSION
    Living and WORKING in a Transformative World
    Todd McLees, Founder, Pendio Group and Rethink Ecosystem Hub; Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College

Friday • October 16

  • Noon–12:10 Eastern

    WELCOME AND RECOGNITION
    Career Pathways Excellence Award Winners and Leadership Development Academy Graduates
    Claudia Maness, Director, National Career Pathways Network


  • 12:10–12:50

    KEYNOTE
    How to Grow From No
    Dr. Bennie Lambert, Vice President of Student Success, Lone Star College


  • 1:00–1:50

    ADULT EDUCATION STATE DIRECTORS PANEL
    Pursuing Pathways with a Purpose … in Spite of a Pandemic
    Moderator: Reecie Stagnolia, Past Chairman, National Association of State Directors of Adult Education (NASDAE). Panelists: Terese Craig, Associate Vice President, Office of Student Success, Wisconsin Technical College System, Madison, WI; Marilyn Pitzulo, Associate Chief Adult Education, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indianapolis, IN; David Walters, State Director of Adult Education, Special Projects, & System Initiatives, Alabama Community College System, Montgomery, AL


  • 2:00–2:50

    FEATURED SESSION
    2020: Foresight, Not Hindsight
    Josh Davies, The Center for Workforce Ethic, Denver, CO
    This is an all-new topic that NCPN attendees will be the first to hear!


POST-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Two sessions will be held after the main conference. A complimentary registration link will be sent to attendees prior to these sessions. The sessions will also be available for viewing as video recordings after the event.

  • Friday, October 30, Noon–12:50 EDT

    FEATURED SESSION
    Making the Most of Difficult Situations: Changing Markets, Changing Times
    Garrison Wynn, author of The Real Truth About Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won't Tell You, and How You Can Do It Anyway! (McGraw-Hill Education)


  • Friday, November 6, Noon–12:50 EDT

    POST-CONFERENCE PANEL
    Managing Work-based Learning in the Age of Social Distancing
    Moderator: Jennifer Jirous-Rapp, Maher & Maher, Washington, DC

 

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