Pathfinder 1 Recording: Build Your Continuing Education Department into a Profit Center

Pathfinder 1 Recording: Build Your Continuing Education Department into a Profit Center

PathFinder Session 1 - downloadable document below

In this session you will learn the story of the resurrection of the USF Continuing Education Unit; 6 years ago, the USF unit was about to be closed for good and now it is a multi-million-dollar revenue and profit machine.  Through this story you will learn the 5 key pillars that the USF team used to turn around the CE Unit and here is the best part you can use these strategies too.  Nothing they did at USF cannot be done at your school.  The session will be led by Mark Koulianos, the Executive Director for the USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education and his guest will be Kathy Barnes an Associate Director at USF who was there before the transformation and now after.  Kathy will be able to give you a unique perspective of before and after and how the changes suggested by Mark work in practice. Come to the session and learn how to turn your CE unit into a profit center.

Author: Ed Harper
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PathFinder 2 Recording: The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Continuing Education

PathFinder 2 Recording: The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Continuing Education

PathFinder Session 2 Downloadable document below

“COVID happened; Now innovate like an Entrepreneur” Effectual Logic is a platform supporting education/training leaders in times of uncertainty. Developed to overcome financial hardships in the growth and development of businesses operating in specific market uncertainties, this same process can be applied in educational institutions with powerful outcomes. COVID-19 has unveiled our need to infuse accelerated processes to address remote assets management, online monitoring of educational processes, value delivery models, innovative work-based strategies for learning, and more. This session will provide a systematic process to progressively leverage a platform of assets specific to your institution’s needs. This process has interdisciplinary applications allowing for flexibility based on demographics and industry corridors useful as institutions make the digital transformation journey accelerated by COVID. Business and industry are not returning to business as normal, and neither can academia. The future of financial continued success belongs to those institutions whose leaders have a method for managing uncertainty and innovating rapidly. As an added benefit, participants will hear from the CEO of Zealoton as he describes the tool educational institutions need which accelerates the assessment of the type of supports needed for distance learners in an online platform. Utilizing this tool can optimize student enrollment and retention expanding the institution’s market base, by identifying up front the student’s distance learning acumen and what supports are needed for success for that particular learner.

Author: Ed Harper
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PathFinder 3 Recording: Networking Redesign: Building Relationships and Partnerships in Challenging Times

PathFinder 3 Recording: Networking Redesign: Building Relationships and Partnerships in Challenging Times

PathFinder Session 3 - Downloadable document below

As a WIOA Title II program, ensuring productive and vibrant partnerships among community and career-centered agencies is a crucial component of serving our community.  Moving to virtual and on-line deliveries and interactions, reduced funding, duplicated efforts resulting from serving same and similar populations and overlapping services, along with the continued addition of duties and tasks to already overworked providers have created challenges to ensuring effective service. We struggle to provide resources to clients and participants with multiple barriers to education and employment.

This presentation will share a model highlighting initiatives, strategies and activities developed and employed in the Rivers East Workforce Development Region through partnership between the Transitional Studies Department of Pitt Community College and NENC Career Pathways.  We are working to continue to provide services to our community as effectively as possible, guiding participants and clients to access necessary resources for achieving career and training goals.

Author: Ed Harper
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PathFinder Recording 4: Assessment and Evaluation for Financial Stability

PathFinder Recording 4: Assessment and Evaluation for Financial Stability

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The impact of COVID-19 requires more solutions for financial stability in training. Now more than ever partnerships are critical, and accountability is essential for demonstrating success. This session will explore how market assessment provides the right programs and a thorough evaluation of training captures success and leads an institution to practices that will maintain and build success. Participants will walk away with best-in-class solutions to promote and continue professional development needed in this new environment.

Author: Ed Harper
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PathFinder Recording 5: Zoom: How the Future of Work & The Future of Learning Are Intertwining

PathFinder Recording 5: Zoom: How the Future of Work & The Future of Learning Are Intertwining

PathFinder Session 5

Hear from Zoom's Global Education Lead, Anne Keehn, Zoom's Education Product Lead, Tain Barzso and their guest speaker and author Michelle Weise on how the future of learning and the future of work are intertwining in so many ways that really lead to a new era of continuous learning or as in the title of Michelle's upcoming book, Long-Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet (2020). Both the panel discussion and Michelle's new book will be a fascinating glimpse into a near-future where careers last 100 years, and education lasts a lifetime. Her book makes the case that learners of the future are going to repeatedly seek out educational opportunities throughout the course of their working lives — which will no longer have a beginning, middle, and end. Long Life Learning focuses on the disruptive and burgeoning innovations that are laying the foundation for a new learning model that includes clear navigation, wraparound and funding supports, targeted education, and clear connections to more transparent hiring processes. Both Anne and Tain will share how Zoom is shaping it's offerings to support Learning Anywhere, Teaching Anywhere and Connecting Anywhere.

Author: Ed Harper
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