Volume 26, No. 3: Revving Up for the 2016 Conference in Indy!

2016 NCPN Preconference Workshops

The 2016 conference will offer a full slate of preconference workshops on October 5.

This year’s NCPN conference on October 5–7 will be held at the beautiful JW Marriott Indy in downtown Indianapolis. Among the event’s offerings will be 130+ breakout sessions, keynote general sessions, a member luncheon, an exhibit hall, and a day of full- and half-day preconference workshops on October 5. Following are brief descriptions of the workshops. For more complete information, visit www.ncpn.info. For a conference brochure in PDF, go here. To register for the event, go here.

MORNING (9:00 a.m.–Noon)

Employer-Education Partnerships
This workshop will explore the elements required to build a local strategy toward prosperity for both businesses and students. For employers, community college administrators, workforce development personnel, and CTE directors. Mark Turner, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA; Richard Hinckley, CORD, Waco, TX

Are You Certified? Industry Certifications and Credentialing
Gain a renewed sense of where and how industry credentialing fits into your educational institution’s plans. Jeraline M. Marsh, School District of Palm Beach County, FL; John Foster, NOCTI, Big Rapids, MI; Marilyn Barger, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Excellence, Tampa, FL

How Do Perkins and Adult Education Fit Into the WIOA Puzzle?
This session will cover the promulgation of 2016 regulations by the U.S. Dept of Ed and U.S. Dept of Labor governing programs under the WIOA. Perkins and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act are integral parts of the WIOA roll-out. Learn how these pieces fit together. Michael Brustein, Brustein & Manasevit, Washington, DC

Blended Learning: Building Technology-Infused Lessons
Blended learning, a hybridization of online and face-to-face, has recently become popular. In this workshop, we will use technology to help instructors increase interaction in their classrooms. Jeannie Justice, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

AFTERNOON (1:30–4:30 p.m.)

Advancing Career Pathways for Adults
Learn how leaders from three states are engaging employers and community partners to build Career Pathways systems and industry-responsive programs. Marilyn Pitzulo, Marie Mackintosh, IN Dept of Workforce Development, Indianapolis, IN; Jamil Steele, IL Community College Board, Springfield, IL; Jennifer Jirous-Rapp, CO Dept of Ed, Denver, CO; Hope Cotner, CORD, Waco, TX

NCPN Leadership Development: Learning Today to LEAD Tomorrow
This session will focus on innovative strategies for building personal and professional leadership among Career Pathways leaders. Topics: Accountability, change, coaching, conflict resolution, organizational culture, professionalism, strategic planning, and teamwork. Jeraline Johnson, School District of Palm Beach County, FL

Entrepreneurship education is gaining ground. Learn what it means and how you can implement a program. Kelly Favory, Ball State Indianapolis Center, Indianapolis, IN; Sara Gutting, Adult Ed Consultant, Indianapolis, IN; Jacob Schpok, Lt. Governor’s Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Indianapolis, IN

Flipped Instruction: A Guide to Create, Collaborate, and Engage
This hands-on presentation will discuss practical uses for technology to help educators encourage student creativity and engagement in learning. Jeannie Justice, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

FULL-DAY (9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)

Career Pathways Leadership Certification*
This workshop empowers local and state personnel to implement Career Pathways and provide strategies, tools, and resources. Topics: Need for Career Pathways, employer engagement, program design and delivery, funding, academic achievement, data and evaluation, career planning, and professional development. Ann Westrich, WI Technical College System Office, Madison, WI

Indiana-Focused Career Pathways Leadership Certification*
As above but with special emphasis on Indiana policies. Claudia Maness, CORD, Waco, TX

Ohio-Focused Career Pathways Leadership Certification*
As above but with special emphasis on Ohio’s career advising policy and student success plans. Sandra Harwell, CORD, Waco, TX

*Requirements for Career Pathways leadership certification (CPLC) include attending one CPLC workshop and at least seven sessions from the main conference program on Thursday and Friday.

Counseling in a Career Pathways System
What do secondary, postsecondary, adult education, workforce development, and economic development have in common? They are all partners in preparing students and adults for sustainable careers through Career Pathways. Come learn how to involve these partners in enhancing your career counseling. Felicia Gray-Watson, NC Dept of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC

Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Supply chain management and logistics is an important career field in the U.S. and around the world. Attend this workshop to learn how schools and other organizations have established successful programs. Participate in an industry tour of a leading national distribution company. Fran Beauman, Transportation Careers, Springfield, IL