GPSw: Guided Pathways to a Strong Workforce

2017 Fall Conference Schedule:

November 01-03, 2017
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Hotel
Rancho Mirage,CA

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration (Pre-Function Foyer)

8:00 am - 11:00 am Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference: Non-Traditional Apprenticeship Workshop (Salon 4)

The CCCAOE Non-Traditional Apprenticeship Workshop will provide an understanding how Community Colleges can implement non-traditional apprenticeship programs – those that are designed to meet the special needs of high-skilled industries, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, health care, and IT. Traditional apprenticeships were developed for the building and trades and focus on skills and work processes that are very different from the advanced industries that are fueling California’s economic growth. The model that this workshop will recommend can be used to create apprenticeship programs to serve any advanced industry that a Community College has chosen as a supportive sector.  

Pre-conference: Project Management Skills (Salon 5)

The training will provide an introductory but comprehensive discussion concerning the management of projects. It consists of five parts: the importance of viewing certain work as a project; the usefulness of going about this business in a widely accepted way; why you need a schedule; some things that Project Managers trip over; and, what does Project Manger Certification mean?

Pre-conference: EDGAR Workshop (Perkins) (Salon A&B)

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On December 26, 2014, the new Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) went into effect and incorporated the requirements of the Uniform Grants Guidance (2 CFR Part 200). This presentation will highlight the important changes to the UGG and EDGAR, as well as recent U.S. Department of Education interpretations and policies. All recipients of federal grant dollars must comply with these rules to avoid audit exposure. In addition, this presentation will also discuss the status of Perkins V in Congress.

Topics include:

  • Financial management
  • Equipment and inventory management
  • Internal controls, procurement
  • Allowability
  • Time and Effort Documentation
  • Monitoring
  • Direct and indirect cost charging
  • Audits

Each attendee will receive a copy of The Administrator's Handbook on EDGAR. This new edition includes specific regulatory sections of EDGAR, other regulations and guidance aligned with federal grants management.

The presenter at this workshop will be Megan Passafaro, an associate at Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, a nationally recognized law firm specializing in federal grants management.

11:00 am - 11:30 am First Time Attendees

  • President-elect Host

First Time Conference Attendees

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11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch / Opening Session (Salon D-H)

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm General Sessions (Salon D-H)

The Future is Now: Emerging Industries & Technologies

"There are several emerging industries & technologies that are already reshaping our society.  3D printers, small satellites, quantum computers and self-driving vehicles are just a few of the many industries and technologies that will have a profound impact on our civilization.  The California Community College system plays a growing role in providing the education, workforce, and training that creates this wonderful tomorrow.  No matter what your profession, we can all contribute to a brighter future for California."

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm General Sessions (Salon D-H)

State of the State

State of the state overview on the progress of Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy in delivering a strong workforce to fuel regional economies and advance social mobility. Followed by Interview with Laura Hope, CCCCO Executive Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, on the role of the audience in advancing the guided pathways movement and the system’s Vision for Success Goals.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Transition / Break (Foyer)

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Breakout Session #1

Session 1.1: Professional Learning Network: Sharing Promising Practices to Improve System wide Success (Salon 4)

The Professional Learning Network is a clearinghouse of exciting programs throughout the CCC system. Colleges can share information about their own innovative practices and find out about others’. See examples of excellent CTE resources and participate in an open discussion about the exciting programs and practices happening in the system.

Session 1.2: CCCAOE's Strategic Initiatives and How to Get Involved (Salon A-B)

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CCCAOE is your association and your voice. Learn about our new strategic initiatives, a new committee structure, expanded opportunities to serve on the Board, and how you can make an impact - regionally or statewide!

Session 1.3: Pathways to the Future: Teacher Preparation for California and Beyond (Salon 1-3)

California’s teacher shortage impacts all CTE industry sectors. Join the Teacher Preparation Pipeline STEM/CTE Collaborative for an interactive panel discussion where successful models of high school education pathways, transfer education pathways, and CTE pathways will be highlighted and shared. Samples will be distributed for audience members to adapt and adopt.

Session 1.4: Work-based Learning: Local to Statewide Practice and Research (Salon 5)

Work-based Learning (WBL) is a strategy to support the career awareness, exploration, preparationand training for students so that they have a higher likelihood of persistence, completion and securing quality employment. This session will explore research and practice of WBL at the local, regional and statewide levels.

Session 1.5: Adult Education Proactive Storytelling Campaign & Toolkit (Salon 6-8)

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the California Education Department (AEBG Office) recently launched a proactive storytelling campaign to share the successes, innovations and outcomes of its 71 Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) regional consortia. The consortia are comprised of K-12 and community colleges that work synergistically with workforce and education partners, community stakeholders and industry to ensure that students are prepared for life and for work. Outreach strategies, templates and the campaign toolkit will be shared in this session to help adult educators: 1) create highly effective success stories and innovations; 2) brief policy makers about the importance of adult education; 3) use social media to reach key influencers; and 4) proactively work with the news media to build support.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Transition / Break (Foyer)

Visit with vendors and enjoy the snacks included in your bag.

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Breakout Session #2

Session 2.1: Apprenticeship: Right Brain Ideas for Left Brain Thinkers (Salon 1-3)

Registered Apprenticeship just turned 80, and yet it seems to be undergoing a “new birth” as institutions and industries attempt to adopt the system. Bureaucracies, industry partnerships, and other intricacies require both imagination and strategic thinking. Remaining goal-focused, this presentation provides analysis of innovative approaches to program design and implementation.

Session 2.2: The CTE Outcomes Survey Goes Statewide (Salon A-B)

The CTE Outcomes Survey is an important source of statewide data for measuring employment outcomes of former California Community College CTE students. We present past and present results of the survey, strategies for improving your college’s response rates, and ways in which your college can use and analyze your data.

Session 2.3: Life-Sciences Supply Chain Projects-in-Common: Work Experience (Salon 4)

Find out how the Life Sciences are achieving More & Better CTE throughout the state, how faculty can get help implementing industry-relevant projects, and how Deans, Chief Student Services Officers, and Chief Instructional Officers can support their faculty and together achieve More & Better CTE.

Session 2.4: The Digital Era: Communications Strategies for Student Recruitment & Retention (Salon 5)

Communicating with students in a digital era can be overwhelming. Social media, eMagazines, mobile apps, and eMarketing are just a few of the tools that students expect you to have as part of your communication mix. Join a national expert in education and workforce branding, marketing and communications to break down the basics of digital tools in designing a highly effective recruitment and retention communications plan for your current and prospective students. This session shares international award-winning models along with a step-by-step roadmap on replicating these strategies in your local area to recruit and retain students in your programs effectively.

Session 2.5: Funding Boot Camp and "Fi$Cal Fitness": Workforce and Economic Development (Salon 6-8)

Are you new to the community college system? Learn the ABC’s of Workforce and Economic Development funding streams through this interactive and engaging workshop. Learn to navigate processes, procedures and the Doing What Matters website, NOVA, and Fi$Cal.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm President Reception / Vendor Showcase (Starlight Terrace)

  • Host: Kevin Fleming

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner - On Your Own

Thursday, November 02, 2017

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast (Salons D - H)

9:00 am - 10:00 am General Session (Salons D - H)

Workforce Stars Shark Tank

10:15 am - 11:45 am Regional Meeting - RCs & RVPs

Inland Empire/Desert (Salons D - H)

Mother Lode (Salon 3)

San Diego/Imperial (Salons 1 - 2)

North/Far North (Salon 4)

South Central (Salon 5)

San Francisco Bay (Salon 7 - 8)

Los Angeles/Orange (Salon 6)

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch (Salons D - H)

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm General Session (Salons D - H)

From Braiding to Building: Concrete Ideas for Integrating Initiatives Under the Guided Pathways Framework (Salons D - H)

Guided pathways provide a means for linking diverse improvement efforts across your campus, and for bridging silos between CTE, general education, instruction, and student services. But what does that really look like? This session will share specific examples of how colleges both in California and nationally are truly integrating planning, funding, staffing, and day-to-day operations. You'll leave with ideas for how your college can link and scale the work that you are already doing, plus high-impact strategies that can help take your work to the next level.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Transition / Break (Foyer)

Stop by and visit with vendors

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Breakout Session #3

Session 3.1: IEPI's Strategic Enrollment Management Applied Solution Kit (Salon 1-3)

Session Presentation: Download File

This session will focus on IEPI’s Strategic Enrollment Management Applied Solution Kit (SEM ASK). A holistic process, SEM enables colleges to fulfill their missions while working within their fiscal environments. Resources included in the SEM ASK will address topics like: SEM planning, integrated marketing, outreach, scheduling, retention, budget and FTES.

Session 3.2: How to Build a Strong Workforce Platform at your College (Salon 4)

In this presentation we will describe how to build a successful strong workforce model at your school. Using Bakersfield College as an example, we describe how we worked together with departments on-campus creating a new approach to engaging with students, faculty and employers around student employment using Jobspeaker’s Career Services platform.

Session 3.3: Apprenticeship: Right Brain Ideas for Left Brain Thinkers (Salon 5)

Registered Apprenticeship just turned 80, and yet it seems to be undergoing a “new birth” as institutions and industries attempt to adopt the system. Bureaucracies, industry partnerships, and other intricacies require both imagination and strategic thinking. Remaining goal-focused, this presentation provides analysis of innovative approaches to program design and implementation.

Session 3.4: Career & Technical Education Marketing & Outreach Roundtable Discussion (Salon 6-8)

Many regions have begun to develop marketing and outreach efforts targeted at expanding Career Education and boosting enrollments. This session will provide a venue for regions to come together, share information, best practices, resources and find ways we can work together to boost enrollments throughout the state. The Chancellor’s Office will also provide an update on the state rebranding effort, including the marketing toolkit.

Session 3.5: Creating Pathways for Low Income Students to Middle-class Healthcare Jobs (Salon D-H)

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Allied Healthcare occupations are good middle-class jobs for students and are in high demand; however students face significant barriers to accessing these professions. This discussion featuring advocates, students and researchers will talk about potential policy solutions to improving career pathways for working people.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Transition / Break (Foyer)

Visit with vendors and enjoy 7th inning stretch snack break.

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Breakout Session #4

Session 4.1: Moving Past Number: Ten Data Conversations Based on Launchboard Data (Salon 1-3)

Five years ago, CTE practitioners rallied around the call of “free the data!” Now colleges have access to a huge number of metrics in numerous dashboards, and many are struggling to leverage this information for planning conversations. This session will outline ten conversations that your college and region can have to advance conversations about the diverse needs of the students you serve, student momentum within college, gateway course completion, equity gaps, connecting educational and career pathways, and employment and earnings outcomes. While the session will address where to find this information, the emphasis will be on what to do with the data.

Session 4.2: CCCAOE's Strategic Initiatives and How to Get Involved (Salon 4)

Session Presentation: Download File

CCCAOE is your association and your voice. Learn about our new strategic initiatives, a new committee structure, expanded opportunities to serve on the Board, and how you can make an impact - regionally or statewide!

Session 4.3: Innovation and Gig Economy: How Rural Communities Can Compete (Salon 5)

Some argue that rural is the new inner city and is being left behind. Rural communities can reverse this trend and foster a brighter future by attracting talent to their region who can live and work anywhere. What are the emerging technological and social trends and what can be done?

Session 4.4: Career & Technical Education Marketing & Outreach Roundtable Discussions (Salon 6-8)

Many regions have begun to develop marketing and outreach efforts targeted at expanding Career Education and boosting enrollments. This session will provide a venue for regions to come together, share information, best practices, resources and find ways we can work together to boost enrollments throughout the state.

Session 4.5: CTE Effective Teaching Practices and Faculty Friday Updates! (Salon D-H)

The California Community College Chancellor’s office is supporting an exciting pilot program designed to provide CTE faculty with access to a facilitated online course on effective teaching practices. The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) has developed a course in Effective Teaching Practices that “prepares college educators to implement all of the essential practices shown to improve student outcomes. The Course includes 25 one-hour online modules across five comprehensive units of study”. This breakout session will provide details regarding the pilot program as well as discussions around future local and regional rollouts. In addition, discussion will center on how to better engage CTE faculty on a new CCCAOE initiative called “Faculty Fridays”. Come share your ideas and insights!

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm NO HOST MIXER (R BAR)

No Host Mixer at the R Bar next to the lobby in the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort

Deputy Sector Navigators and Sector Navigators are invited to a No-Host Reception in the R-Bar next to the lobby in the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort to network with each other and the Chancellor’s Office Deans. Others are welcome too.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner - On Your Own

Friday, November 03, 2017

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast (Salons D - H)

8:00 am - 9:00 am Vendors (Foyer)

9:00 am - 10:30 am General Session (Salons D - H)

A Year Between Elections: What’s the Temperature in the Room?

Session Presentation: Download File

Have community colleges entered the partisan crossfire or have they successfully risen above? Will overall support for our CTE programs continue or will we face shifting winds? Join legislative advocate, Jonathan Lightman, as he examines where we are one year after 2016 and another before 2018.

10:30 am - 11:30 am Closing Session (Salons D - H)

  • Joyce Johnson

Awards, CCCAOE Board of Directors Report, Evaluations, and Prizes