Details

Wednesday, September 12th

8:00AM-5:30PM

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

999 9th Street NW, United States

Overview

The National Career Development Summit will bring together leaders from government, education and business to design a plan to make career readiness a central priority in our national education system. The Summit will illustrate how this approach would help create a more effective, efficient and equitable education system. 

Invited speakers include Governors, Congressional leaders, prominent CEOs and educators. All participants will take part in facilitated breakout sessions, where they will be encouraged to share their suggestions in small-group settings. We encourage all attendees to come to the Summit with a pledge of what they or their organization will do to promote high-quality career development in the education system.


Presented By: The Coalition for Career Development

The Coalition for Career Development represents many of the nation’s leading government, business and education organizations. The two dozen members of our Advisory Board include the National Governors Association, Education Commission of the States, and National Association of Workforce Boards.

Our Vision: The Coalition is committed to making career readiness a central focus of American education. We believe that providing all learners with high-quality career development would greatly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our education and workforce development systems, better meet the needs of employers for a skilled workforce, elevate the dignity of all work and help more young people achieve the American Dream.


NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT:

A CALL TO ACTION

CONVENED BY THE COALITION FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT (CCD)

Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC
September 11-12, 2018

Current Agenda: Updated August 10

SEPTEMBER 11

6:00 – 7:30 Welcome VIP Reception at the Renaissance Hotel, Presidential Suite

 

SEPTEMBER 12

7:15-8:15 Continental Breakfast

8:15 Welcome: Scott Bull, CEO, Pace Industries and Leo Reddy, Chairman,
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council: Co-Chairs of the CCD Founders Council

8:20 Overview of the Summit:
William Symonds, Director, Global Pathways Institute at Arizona State University
and Executive Secretary, Coalition for Career Development

8:30 Opening Remarks:

(1) PROMINENT CEO: To Be Determined

(2) THE ROLE OF CONGRESS: Representative Virginia Foxx,

Chair, House Education and Workforce Committee

(3) PROMINENT EDUCATOR: James Henderson, President, University of Louisiana System

9:30 PLENARY PANELS:

(1) How Business is Advancing Career Development:

Moderator: Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
a. Chris Romer, Co-Founder, Guild Education: Providing employees at top
companies access to low-cost degrees
b. Jack Kosakowski, CEO, Junior Achievement: JA’s New Initiatives
c. Jeannine Kuntz, Vice President of Training, SME: 2018 Manufacturing
Workforce Study
d. Paul Perkins, CEO, Amatrol

(2) Educators Who Are Prioritizing Career Development:

Moderator: Jon Schnur, CEO, America Achieves
a. Wayne Lewis, Interim Commissioner of Education, Kentucky 
b. Sarah Steinberg, Vice President of Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase: New Skills for Youth (invited)
c. Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI

d. Bryan Bridges, Vice President, United Negro College Fund: UNCF’s Career Pathways Institute 
d. A University President: To Be Determined

11:00 – 12:15: BREAKOUTS: MORNING SESSIONS:

All participants will choose to attend one of the following sessions:

(1) Prioritizing Planning
(2) Providing Professional Advising and Technology
(3) Emphasizing Applied and Work-based Learning
(4) Ensuring Accountability
(5) Promoting Equity

12:30 – LUNCH and Keynote Remarks:

  • STUDENT SPEAKER: Brandon Ramirez, National High School President,
    Skills USA
  • COALITION INITIATIVE — The School Career Development Advisor:
    Presentation by the National Career Development Association
  • THE MILITARY’S PERSPECTIVE: General George Casey (retd.), Former
    Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (2007-11)
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta (invited)

2:00 – 3:15: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN ADVANCING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

A. THE FEDERAL ROLE:

  • Senator Patty Murray (Dem., Washington), Ranking Minority Member, Senate HELP Committee (invited)
  • Panel on the federal role: To Be Announced

B. THE ROLE OF STATES:

Moderator: Stephen Parker, Legislative Director, Education and Workforce Committee, National Govenors Association

  • Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch: What Wisconsin Is Doing
  • Colorado Lt. Governor Donna Lynne (invited)
  • Western Governors’ Association Workforce Development Initiative: Lauren
    DeNino, Policy Advisor, WGA

3:30 – 4:45 BREAKOUTS: AFTERNOON SESSIONS

(1) Prioritizing Planning
(2) Providing Professional Advising and Technology
(3) Emphasizing Applied and Work-based Learning
(4) Ensuring Accountability
(5) Promoting Equity

5:00 CLOSING SESSION: CALL TO ACTION AND NEXT STEPS
Led by Members of the Founders Council, Coalition for Career Development

5:30 ADJOURN