Preconference Workshops • Wednesday, November 8
Leading Career Pathways: A Certification for Practitioners (formerly Career Pathways Leadership I)
This interactive workshop immerses you in best practices and insightful discussions based on the Advancing Credentials through Career Pathways Framework. Workshop segments include:
- Strategically engaging employers to support innovation
- Building community partnerships to facilitate seamless transitions
- Designing industry-responsive career pathways
- Using pathways mapping to identify and design stackable credentials
- Championing and facilitating non-credit to credit alignment
- Providing holistic student supports for credential completion
Participants will develop a local action plan and receive a toolbox of resources to deploy with K-16, adult education, community, and employer partners.
Former Director of Adult Education, Louisiana Delta Community College; Former President, Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)
Director, National Career Pathways Network
Scaling Career Pathways: A Certification for Influencers (formerly Career Pathways Leadership II)
This interactive workshop challenges you to take your pathways development to the next level, based on the Advancing Credentials through Career Pathways Framework. Workshop segments include:
- Assessing achievements and lessons learned
- Refining implementation practices to facilitate scaling
- Expanding employer engagement and work-based learning experiences
- Increasing awareness and leveraging stakeholder involvement
- Applying market responsiveness and sustainability strategies
Participants will have a pre-workshop assignment prior to the conference, and benefit from a virtual roundtable a month after the conference.
Career Prep and Career Transition Education Director with the Wisconsin Technical College System
Campus Manager, Fox Valley Technical College, Chilton Regional Center
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.
CEO, Stagnolia Strategic Solutions, LLC and former VP for Adult Education, KY Council on Postsecondary Education
Employer Engagement: From Strategy to Implementation
Technical Assistance Director, Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)
Director of Experiential Learning, Forsyth Technical Community College
Jennifer Brown Coulombe
Vice President, Industry Partnerships & Continuous Innovation, Forsyth Technical Community College
Factory Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
Apprenticeships in Career Pathways: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Senior Research Associate, CORD
Preparing Students for Emerging Technologies: The Future Is Cross-Disciplinary!
Senior Vice President, Special Projects, CORD