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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

 

 

SEPTEMBER 11

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

SEPTEMBER 12

7:15-8:15 am:  Continental Breakfast                 

8:15   am:   Welcome: Scott Bull, CEO, Pace Industries and Leo Reddy, Chairman,   

                  Manufacturing Skill Standards Council: Co-Chairs of the CCD Founders Council

 

                    Overview of the Summit:

                    William Symonds, Director, Global Pathways Institute at Arizona State University

                    and Executive Secretary, Coalition for Career Development

 

8:30 -9:30 am:  Opening Remarks     

                        

  1. The Role of Business: Grace Suh, Vice President, Education, IBM Corporation

Introduced by William Symonds, Executive Secretary, CCD

 

 

  1. The Role of Congress: Representative Virginia Foxx,

              Chair, House Education and Workforce Committee  

               Introduced by Scott Bull, CEO, Pace Industries

        

     3.  Providing More Effective Education: James Henderson, President, University of Louisiana System

            Introduced by Tim Johnson, Senior Director, Government Affairs, NCCER

 

9:30-11:00 a.m.:       Plenary Panels:

 

  1. How Business is Advancing Career Development:

 

Moderator:  Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

  1. Chris Romer, Co-Founder, Guild Education: Providing employees at top companies access to low-cost degrees
  2. Jack Kosakowski, CEO, Junior Achievement: JA’s New Initiatives
  3. Jeannine Kunz, Vice President of Training, SME: 2018 Manufacturing Workforce Study
  4. Paul Perkins, CEO, Amatrol

         

  1. Educators Who Are Prioritizing Career Development:

 

Moderator:  Jon Schnur, CEO, America Achieves   

  1. Wayne Lewis, Interim Commissioner of Education, Kentucky
  2. Sarah Steinberg, Vice President of Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase: New Skills for Youth
  3. Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI
  4. Brian Bridges, Vice President, United Negro College Fund: UNCF’s Career Pathways Initiative

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

          All participants will choose to attend one of the following five sessions, at which they will be invited to participate in shaping the Summit’s Call to Action.

  1. Prioritizing Career Planning in K-12 Education

Moderator:  Scott Solberg, Professor of Education: Boston University

Thought Leaders:

  • Donna Hoffman, State Leader, School Counseling Specialist, Nebraska Department of Education
  • Rebecca Dedmond, NCDA Career Advisor Trainer, Assist. Professor, George Washington University
  • Patricia Gill, Francine Frances, Right Turn Project Coordinators, Institute for Educational Leadership
  • Tahira Chaudary, Gregg Curtis, Education Consultants leading Academic and Career Planning effort, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

 

  1. Providing Professional Career Advising

Moderator: Steve DeWitt, Deputy Executive Director, ACTE

Thought Leaders:

  • David Reile, Past President, NCDA
  • Mark Perna, Founder and CEO, TFS and author, Answering Why
  • Nicole Cobb, ACTE Vice President, Guidance Division (invited)
  • Jaimie Francis, Director, Programs and Operations, Center for Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (invited)

 

  1. Industry Certification, Apprenticeship and CTE

Moderator: Tim Johnson, Senior Director, Government Affairs, NCCER

Thought Leaders:

  • Leo Reddy, Chairman, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
  • Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director, National Coalition of Certification Centers
  • Doug Major, Superintendent/CEO, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, OK; and former President, ACTE
  • Steven Coyle, National Director Counselor and Academic Relationships, Universal Technical Institute

 

  1. Ensuring Accountability in K-12 Education

Moderator: Matt Jordan, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Education Commission of the States

Thought Leaders:

  • Katie Carroll, Director of Accountability, Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Lillian Pace, Senior Director, National Policy, KnowledgeWorks
  • Christina Whitfield, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association

 

  1. Promoting Equity in K-12 Education

Moderators:  Johan Uvin, President, Institute for Educational Leadership and Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, Center for Equity in Learning, ACT

Thought Leaders:

  • Roberto J. Rodriguez, President and CEO, Teach Plus
  • Lynn Jennings, Director of National and State Partnerships, The Education Trust
  • Spencer Niles, Dean of the School of Education, College of William & Mary and President-Elect, NCDA
  • Wes Jurey, Immediate Past Chair, Texas Workforce Investment Council

12:30 -2 pm:   LUNCH and Keynote Remarks:    

  1. Student Speaker: Brandon Ramirez, National High School President, SkillsUSA

Introduced by Tim Lawrence, CEO, SkillsUSA

 

  1. Coalition Initiative — The School Career Development Advisor:

Presentation by the National Career Development Association.  Speakers:

  • Paul Timmins, President, NCDA
  • David Reile, Past President, NCDA
  • Rebecca Dedmond, NCDA Past Board Trustee and

School Career Development Advisor Task Force 

 

  1. The Military’s Perspective: General George Casey (retd.), Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (2007-11)

 

  1. Keynote Address: To Be Announced

 

2:00 – 3:15 pm :   The Role of Government in Advancing Career/Workforce Development

 

  1. The Federal Role:
  • Senator Patty Murray (Dem., Washington), Ranking Minority Member, Senate HELP Committee: (invited)
  • Senior Administration Official: To be Announced

 

  1. The Role of the States:

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

  • Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch: What Wisconsin Is Doing

Introduced by Robert Meyer, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin — Stout

  • Western Governors’ Association Workforce Development Initiative: Lauren DeNino, Policy Advisor, WGA   

 

3:30 – 4:45 pm:  BREAKOUTS: AFTERNOON SESSIONS

 

  1. Prioritizing Career Planning at the Post-Secondary Level                                                                                            

Facilitator: Scott Solberg, Professor of Education: Boston University

Thought Leaders:

  • Lauren Jones Austin, CTE Program Director for Special Populations, Council and Equity; Colorado Community College System
  • Mary Churchill, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development
  • Mary Dawes, Director of Academic and Career Exploration, Arizona State University
  • Kathy Evans, Associate Professor, Counselor Education, College of Education, University of South Carolina and President Elect-Elect, NCDA

 

  1. Career Development Technologies: Today and in the Future

Facilitator: Todd Bloom, Senior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisers and Kevin Houchin, Organizing Committee, Coalition for Career Development

Though Leaders:

  • Matt McQuillen, CEO, Xello
  • Rob Kingyens, CEO, Yellowbrick
  • Joel Sackett, Senior Product Director for Naviance at Hobsons
  • Rich Feller, Professor Emeritus, Counseling and Career Development, Colorado State University; former President, NCDA

 

  1. Scaling Up Quality Applied and Work-based Learning

Moderator:  Tim Johnson, Senior Director, Government Affairs, NCCER

Thought Leaders:

  • John Courson, President and CEO, Home Builders Institute
  • Buzzy Thibodeau, Executive Vice President, Junior Achievement USA
  • Debbie Hughes, Vice President, Higher Education and Workforce, The Business-Higher Education Forum
  • Dave Dimmett, Senior Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer, Project Lead The Way

 

  1. Ensuring Accountability in Post-Secondary Education

ModeratorMatt Jordan, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Education Commission of the States                

Thought Leaders:

  • Carrie Heath Phillips, Senior Program Director, Student Transitions, Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Lillian Pace, Senior Director, National Policy, KnowledgeWorks
  • Christina Whitfield, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
  • Brittney Davidson, Senior Program Manager, College Excellence Program, The Aspen Institute

 

  1. Promoting Equity in Post-Secondary and Adult Settings

 Moderators:  Johan Uvin, President, Institute for Educational Leadership and Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, Center for Equity in Learning, ACT

Thought Leaders:

  • Deborah Santiago, CEO, Excelencia in Education
  • Ed Smith-Lewis, Director, Career Pathways Initiative, United Negro College Fund
  • David Howard, Chief Development  Officer, Home Builders Institute
  • Victor Contreras, Director of Workforce Solutions, Chicanos Por La Causa

 

5:00-5:30 pm:    Closing Session:  Call to Action and Next Steps

      Led by Members of the Founders Council, Coalition for Career Development

 

5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Closing Reception

                Held in the Ballroom Foyer