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2014 Call for Proposals

Casting Relationships, Forging Partnerships

Please fill out the form below to submit a proposal for the 2014 NCWE Annual Conference

Criteria for Proposal Selection:
♦ Consistency with one of the conference strands
♦ Clarity in describing purpose, objectives, outcomes, and content
♦ Strategies for audience engagement and learning
♦ Adherence to proposal guidelines and requirements

♦ Value of the session to the audience and profession
♦ Qualifications of the presenter(s)

Conference Strands
Community Colleges’ Role in Economic Development and Community Revitalization
Community colleges can play an important role in economic development, sometimes even in job creation. This strand will highlight what some forward-thinking community colleges are doing to ensure they are "at the table” when the chamber, economic developers, and local government officials come together to create strategies to attract new business and industry and to keep those already in the community from leaving.

Grant Outcomes, Deliverables and Sustainable Solutions
Project managers of successful federally-funded workforce education projects will have the opportunity to share strategies, program models and lessons learned. Emphasis will be placed on networking partnerships that facilitate the dissemination of resources, such as curricula and technology platforms, and the pursuit of expanded funding. Projects must have an assessed track record; presentations will be geared toward institutions looking for innovative practices to expand their credit and non-credit offerings.

Best Practices in Workforce Education: Stackable Credentials, Completion Agenda and Prior Learning Assessment Strategies
Presenters will share innovative approaches to stackable credentials, completion, or successful uses of Prior Learning Assessment. Sessions should provide the audience examples of the process to develop and implement stackable credentials in their institution and the impact on meeting the needs of the institutions completion agenda. Additional sessions should provide the audience examples on effective practices of how their institution is addressing the completion agenda or in the implementation of successful uses of Prior Learning Assessment in working with diverse student populations.

Employer Engagement Strategies and Innovative Partnerships
Forging partnerships is an effective way to develop diverse solutions, leverage resources, and increase program impact. Presenters will share innovative employer engagement and partnership strategies resulting in meeting industry needs and bridging skill gaps. Sessions will focus on the role of partnerships among industry, local stakeholders and community colleges in conducting needs assessment, program development and training delivery in order to create a pipeline of skilled workers.

 Neither honoraria nor expenses will be paid to session presenters.  All presenters are required to register and pay the presenter's conference registration fee.

Principal contacts will be notified of proposal status by May 23, 2014
Deadline for Proposal Submission: April 18, 2014 4p PDT

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