Preconference Workshops and Tour
Thursday, October 20, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Career Pathways Leadership Certification Workshop I (CPL I): Introduction to Career Pathways
This workshop is designed for those involved in career technical education, adult education, counseling, corrections, or workforce development whose duties have expanded to include Career Pathways. CPL I will help you assess where you are and what your next steps should be.
- Need for Career Pathways Partnerships
- Sector Identification and Employer Engagement
- Initial Professional Development
- Program Design and Delivery
- Need for Communication
Former Director of Adult Education, Louisiana Delta Community College; Former President, Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)
Campus Manager, Fox Valley Technical College, Chilton Regional Center
Career Pathways Leadership Certification Workshop II (CPL II): Deep Dive into Career Pathways
This workshop is designed for those involved in career technical education, adult education, counseling, corrections, or workforce development whose duties have expanded to include Career Pathways. CPL II will help you gain strategies for making your existing pathways even better.
- Academic Achievement
- Career Planning
- Professional Development with Stakeholder
- Career Pathways Refinement and Implementation
- Beginning with the End in Mind
- Full Career Pathway Assessment
- Strong Postsecondary Connections
Career Prep and Career Transition Education Director with the Wisconsin Technical College System
Director, National Career Pathways Network
Thursday, October 20, 9:00 a.m.–Noon
Eight to Great: Pathways to Leadership
In the workforce development arena, professionals are often on Career Pathways that lead from practitioner to the administrative conference room without the benefit of essential leadership development. Many may have been thrust into leadership roles at the state or local level or have those aspirations. If so, a foundational knowledge of core skills in preparation to LEAD is critical. This workshop will explore eight key areas of leadership and why they are necessary to achieve success in this new era of excellence. It’s never been more important in our lifetime to provide individuals the education and skills needed to compete and thrive in today’s workforce. You can play a game-changing role.
Lisa Williams (facilitator)
Program Specialist, Florida Department of Education Division of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and Leadership Development Academy (LDA) Chair for NCPN
Reecie Stagnolia (presenter)
CEO, Stagnolia Strategic Solutions, LLC and former VP for Adult Education, KY Council on Postsecondary Education
Beyond Dual Credit Courses: Creating High School Academies that Offer Stackable Credentials
Gateway Technical College created a High School Academy Model where high school students are dually enrolled in courses that lead to certifications and stackable credentials with the opportunity to graduate from Gateway Technical College before graduating from high school. Learn how the academy model was developed and has grown from 35 students in 2019 to over 120 students in 2021 to meet community needs and student interests.
Dual Credit Manager, Gateway Technical College
Director of High School Partnerships, Gateway Technical College
Thursday, October 20, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Foggy Headlights: A Renewed Perspective for Seeing and Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Career Pathways
Meeting the needs of a diverse workforce can been challenging. In this three-hour session, participants will get an accelerated understanding of what diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is, and how to prepare their respective workplaces for this shift. Through imagery and several activities, participants will leave with a renewed sense of DEI initiatives and how to turn policy into practice.
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, South Central College
Adopting a Career Pathways Framework that Supports and Sustains Innovation
Technical Assistance Director, Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)
President/CEO, Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)
PI, Convergence Technology Center and Pathways to Innovation
Forum and Tour at Atlanta Technical College
Participants will tour the Atlanta Technical College Aviation Center and Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Center followed by a presentation on the college’s innovative programs to prepare students for technical careers.
Participants will board a motor coach at 1:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Marquis Hotel for the short ride to the college campus; the motor coach will return participants to the hotel by 4:30 p.m.