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NACCE2013 Breakout Sessions

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Penetrating Classroom Walls...Micro-Businesses that Engage the College and Community

Presenter: John Fitzpatrick, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan
Additional Presenters:
Conference Track: Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
Format: Case Study
Audience Level: Advanced
Level of Interaction: Highly Interactive

Many of us wear dual hats: we are educators and entrepreneurs. But do we provide our student entrepreneurs with full access to our locally available entrepreneurial resources? In this interactive workshop, participants will work together to find creative approaches that leverage available assets – including mentors, entrepreneurial networks, interdisciplinary campus partners, and college administrators – to take back to campus and implement.

Learning Objective 1: Develop mentor recruitment strategy

Learning Objective 2: Select helpful internal academic resources

Learning Objective 3: Identify and resolve critical administrative issues


No Time for Slowing Down: Working with Encore Entrepreneurs

Presenter: Jackie Babicky-Peterson, Strategic Advisor, Portland Community College- SBDC, Oregon
Additional Presenters:
Conference Track: Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
Format: Lecture
Audience Level: Intermediate
Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive

Adults ages 50+ – dubbed by the SBA and AARP as "encore entrepreneurs” – were named the fastest growing segment of enterprise creation by Fast Company. Learn how the Portland Community College SBDC has supported this population through its Better Smarter Richer Program and collaborated with other agencies to assist these entrepreneurs.

Learning Objective 1: Recognize the opportunity for entrepreneurial education as the result of the Boomer population

Learning Objective 2: Understand the differences between traditional business and solo business models

Learning Objective 3: Get a road map to work collaboratively with other agencies, other campuses and other departments for credit side of the community college to serve this audience.


Revolutionizing the Entrepreneurship Classroom: Shut Up and Build It

Presenter: Doan Winkel, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Illinois State University, Illinois Additional Presenters: Jeff Vanevenhoven, Michael Issa Conference Track: Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges
Format: Panel
Audience Level: Beginner
Level of Interaction: Highly Interactive

The tagline for StartupCity in Des Moines is Shut Up and Build It. Why? We know that students are far more motivated when they practice entrepreneurship. Explore how the lean startup methodology engages entrepreneurs in their community college ecosystem and receive advice from educators who have successfully implemented this approach.

Learning Objective 1: Enhance their students’ experience in the classroom through understanding how to use the business model canvas and customer development process to engage students in practicing entrepreneurship

Learning Objective 2: Engage entrepreneurs in their classrooms in a very active manner, directly mentoring students on their journey

Learning Objective 3: Use the syllabi disbursed to hit the ground running in implementing such a course


Connecting to the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Beyond Campus


Presenter: Sheena Lindahl, Partner, Empact, NJ

Additional Presenters: Sheena Lindal, Norris Krueger, Gary Muller and Tim Putnam

Conference Track: Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation

Format: Panelt

Audience Level: All Levels

Level of Interaction: Interactive


Vibrant and healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem spur innovation, business starts and job creation. It is critical for community colleges to tap into these systems to both leverage the resources of the ecosystem as well as share the assets of the college. This hands on session will provide tools to map your ecosystem, position your program, determine initial partners and tips for engaging.


Learning Objective 1: Learn how to map your local entreprenuerial ecosystem

 

Learning Objective 2: Determine how to position your program within your ecosystem

 

Learning Objective 3: Identify initial partners and learn how to approach them


Growing Local Entrepreneurs and Artisans in Rural America


Presenter:JillHolliday,Instructional Specialist, New River Community and Technical College, WV

Additional Presenters:

Conference Track:Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges

Format:Lecture

Audience Level:Beginner

Level of Interaction:Highly Interactive


Entreprenuerism grows rural economies. Artisans and tourist driven businesses do necessarily think of themselves as entrepreneurs.As a critical player in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, community colleges need to reach out to rural businesses and offer relevant education and networking.Learn how to engage and help grow these key businesses today and at NACCE Summit at New River CTC.

 

Learning Objective 1:Participants will be able to return to their respective communities and recommend ways their organization can strengthen entrepreneurs connections to higher education institutions.

 

Learning Objective 2:Participants will be able to organize an event in their own community to increase networking opportunities for like-minded entrepreneurs.

 

 

Learning Objective 3:Participants will be able to better reach the tourism-driven entrepreneurs and artisans and encourage the revitalization of communities through art.


Think Global, Act Local: Connecting the Classroom to the Real World


Presenter: Chuck Loomis,Project Manager - Workforce Development, Edmonds Community College, WA

Additional Presenters:Susan Loreen

Conference Track:Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation

Format:Lecture

Audience Level:Beginner

Level of Interaction:Highly Interactive


Edmonds Community College became a catalyst for building new partnerships with its international business community and its local government. In its new entrepreneurship program, it connected students as marketing consultant to both a suburban small town and a previously isolated Korean international community. The results? Students with new job skills and local businesses with new marketing.

Learning Objective 1:2. Applying "Think Global, Act Local”™ requires learning how to alter a product, service or entrepreneurial approach to fit a local market (community or city).


Learning Objective 2:3. Learn the value of a classroom of students gaining hands-on experience, including all the accompanying frustrations of working in teams, with a real community.


Learning Objective 3: 5. Showing the global impact of training international students in learning business techniques, by taking sales, marketing, and other business courses at a community college.


A Sam’s Club Panel: Tools to Grow Small Businesses:Implementing Just-In-Time Training on Campus

Presenter:2013 Sam’s Club Cohort

Additional Presenters:Amy Pietsch, Fox Valley Technical College; Mike Daniel, Long Beach City College; Dave Eberhardt, North Seattle Community College; Bruce McHenry, South Mountain Community College

Conference Track:Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges

Format: Lecture

Audience Level:Beginner

Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive


In this panel discussion with representatives from Sam’s Club and the four schools selected to participate in the NACCE-Sam’s Club Shared Vision for Small Business Grant Competition, we will explore "the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” in providing outreach services and just-in-time training for small business owners.

Learning Objective 1: Identify unique regional approaches in providing just-in-time training for current small business owners.

Learning Objective 2: Share challenges and opportunities in designing programming for entrepreneurs with very limited available time


Learning Objective 3: Identify opportunities across the college and with the local offices of a national brand to show, tell, and create engagement with local entrepreneurs.


Virtual Incubation and Acceleration Networks within the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Presenter: ChristophWinkler,Professor; Associate Director CUNY IVE, Baruch College; CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise,NY

Additional Presenters: Stuart Schulman, Edgar Troudt

Conference Track: Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges

Format: Panel

Audience Level: All Levels

Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive


CUNY's Institute for Virtual Enterprise is employing innovative methods that connect students and entrepreneurs virtually and face-to-face through online incubation networks, coworking sessions, and intensive summer accelerators. Through a review of program metrics, discover how this approach promotes the development of a broad and diverse entrepreneurial network, identifies individuals with compatible interests, and enriches mentoring relationships.

Learning Objective 1: Establish and facilitate productive and engaging coworking sessions for participants at all levels of entrepreneurial activity

Learning Objective 2: Cultivate an online community for the mentorship and incubation of student business ideas

Learning Objective 3: Implement an intensive accelerator network to support students launching businesses


Succession Planning - The Final Test of Greatness of Entrepreneurial Family Firms

Presenter: Kent Lutz, Assistant Professor, Business, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Ohio
Additional Presenters:
Conference Track: Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges
Format: Facilitated Discussion
Audience Level: All Levels
Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive

Only 33% of family firms transition successfully to the second generation, and only 13% make it to the third. Owners must pass along ownership, management, and control to the next generation. Transition considerations include professional vision, personal relationships, financial comfort, struggles with mortality and increasing government regulations. Discuss strategies to reach and educate these owners.

Learning Objective 1: Understand the challenges that entrepreneurial family firms face when the baton must be passed to the next generation

Learning Objective 2: Learn how to reach these firms via marketing

Learning Objective 3: Useful information on the enormous economic impact of entrepreneurial family firms


The Community College Entrepreneurship Center/Incubator and SBDC Infusion: Together Everyone Achieves More

Presenter: Brooke Robbins, Assistant Director, SCC Entrepreneurship Center, NE
Additional Presenters: Zack Zimmerman
Conference Track: Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
Format: Lecture
Audience Level: Intermediate
Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive

By joining forces, community colleges and SBDCs can maximize their expertise to create comprehensive business development opportunities such as incubation, virtual incubation, business plan development, business modeling, and access to funding. Learn how Southeast Community College immersed the local SBDC into the Entrepreneurship Center's model creating a win-win-win for entrepreneurs.

Learning Objective 1: Assess their current models to identify areas of duplicated services and partnership opportunities with their SBDC

Learning Objective 2: Use the SCC Entrepreneurship Center/NBDC model to draft a new model for their college

Learning Objective 3: Apply tips on how to gain buy in from all parties and forecast the growing pains associated with forming the new team from an internal and external perspective


Acceleration or Incubation?: The Right Role for Community Colleges

Presenter: Tom Ledbetter, Associate Vice President of the Enterprise Campus, Midlands Technical College, South Carolina
Additional Presenters: Dr. Marshall (Sonny) White
Conference Track: Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation
Format: Case Study
Audience Level: All Levels
Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive

During this session, participants will explore how Midlands Technical College has collaboratively engaged with the University of South Carolina (an incubation powerhouse) to create a viable and engaged Accelerator and how MTC leveraged previously untapped internal and community resources to spur innovation and tremendous successes with client companies.

Learning Objective 1: Understand the necessary infrastructure for supporting an Accelerator.

Learning Objective 2: Understand the fiscal requirements/opportunities of Accelerator operation.

Learning Objective 3: Determine "best fit" marketing strategies for local economies.


FUTURE Foward Now - New World of Work: 21st Century Skills through Entrepreneurship Education

Presenter: Amy Schulz, Director, CTE/EWD, Feather River College, CA
Additional Presenters: David Baldwin, President, Aquarian Technology Systems, Ltd., OH
Conference Track: Create Buzz and Broad Exposure of your College's Commitment to Entrepreneurship
Format: Other
Audience Level: All Levels
Level of Interaction: Highly Interactive

Feather River College and Aquarian Technology Systems led a panel of entrepreneurial thought leaders to coax out skills essential in an entrepreneurial workforce. Session attendees will be engaged to make the case for entrepreneurship in workforce development and explore the implications of these trends and how to translate this into viable curriculum based on the panel findings.

Learning Objective 1: Gain strategies to make the case for entrepreneurship education and its role in 21st Century Skills development

Learning Objective 2: Contribute to idea sharing to integrate the panel's findings into entrepreneurship education

Learning Objective 3: Make meaningful connections with other session participants and broaden their resource network


Innovative Partnerships to Launch New Business Starts and Create New Jobs in Rural Communities

Presenter: Barry Ryan, Assistant Director, N.C. Rural Economic Development Center, NC
Additional Presenters: Dr. George Millsaps, State Director, Small Business Center Network Director, N.C. Community Colleges, NC
Conference Track: Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
Format: Case Study
Audience Level: All Levels
Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive

Self-employment and entrepreneurship offer a promising strategy for rural communities to reverse brain drain. Starting a business appeals to one in ten young adults and displaced workers. The N.C. Rural Center and N.C. community colleges have served 1,500+ clients who launched 200 rural businesses. Their individualized approach combines coaching, training and online peer group lending.

Learning Objective 1: Unite workforce and economic development agencies to foster self-employment and entrepreneurship.

Learning Objective 2: Realize synergies between entrepreneurial training and one-on-one counseling.

Learning Objective 3: Understand new models for capital access to start or grow entrepreneurial ventures.


The Best Entrepreneurship Education: Doing It!

Presenter: Mindy Kole, Asst Prof & Dir Pfeiffer Ctr/Entrepreneur Studies, SUNY Ulster, NY
Additional Presenters: Dr. Anita Bleffert-Schmidt, Associate Professor of Business; Chair, Department of Business & Professional Studies, SUNY Ulster, NY; Richard Warner, Professor of Business, Lehigh Carbon Community College, PA; James Matlack, Workforce Development Coordinator, Kansas City Kansas Community College, KS
Conference Track: Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
Format: Lecture
Audience Level: All Levels
Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive

Student-run businesses are a terrific way for students to learn entrepreneurship by doing it. From research to planning to collaboration to problem solving and implementation, student-run businesses involve and benefit the entire campus and local community. Learn how students at 3 campuses have learned entrepreneurship through student-run businesses.

Learning Objective 1: Evaluate a student-run business project as a potential experiential learning method for their entrepreneurship curriculum.

Learning Objective 2: Determine if the steps that have worked at our community college can apply to their own environment.

Learning Objective 3: Determine how the campus and local entrepreneurs can be involved in the project to further engage the college and community in entrepreneurship.


Integrating Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking Throughout

Presenter: Sandra Louvier, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship, Houston Community College Northwest, TX
Additional Presenters: Sandra Louvier, Linda Koffel, Evelyn V. Velasquez, Dr. Zachary Hodges
Conference Track: Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
Format: Other (Specify in Notes
Audience Level: All Levels
Level of Interaction: Somewhat Interactive

Every middle-class job today is changing faster than ever. Jobs require more skill, are farmed out globally, and many become obsolete. HCC’s workforce strategy is designed to empower students to adapt to changes in technologies and the market, create solutions and re-invent their roles and careers continuously throughout their lifetime.

Learning Objective 1: Clearly define 21st century job market needs and the action steps necessary for educators to place innovation and entrepreneurial thinking at the core of workforce education programs; all substantiated by NACCE research and study results.

Learning Objective 2: Learn step-by-step building blocks to bootstrap entrepreneurial initiatives at their college and benefit from lessons learned as HCC went on to build community support and external recognition that is fueling an internal wave of entrepreneurship at HCC

Learning Objective 3: Borrow from HCC’s Phase II Strategy as they build internal teams to integrate innovation and entrepreneurial thinking throughout their workforce programs.


Technical Programs Should Produce Entrepreneurial Thinkers, Not Technicians

Presenter: Jim Correll, Facilitator/Business Coach, Independence Community College, Kansas
Conference Track: Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation
Format: Lecture
Audience Level: Intermediate
Level of Interaction: Highly Interactive

Employees that think like entrepreneurs bring innovation and consistency to the workplace. In medicine, stem cells find and fix problems in a body; Entrepreneurial Thinking is stem cell therapy for the economy. We’ll explore how this outcome can be accomplished - from adding classes to convincing administration to presenting to the State.

Learning Objective 1: Understand how changes in the Global Economy alter the effectiveness of their school’s technical training programs and student needs

Learning Objective 2: Analyze the Entrepreneurial Mindset certificate concept presented regarding viability for their school’s needs

Learning Objective 3: Check into sources for information about the equipment and special curriculum required for the Entrepreneurial Mindset certificate


Are We Moving the Needle? How to Assess the Impact of Experiential Learning

Presenter: Norris Krueger, Consultant, College of Western Idaho, ID
Additional Presenters:
Conference Track: Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation
Format: Other
Audience Level: All Levels
Level of Interaction: Highly Interactive

There is nothing less than a revolution in entrepreneurial learning and its fastest growing 'home' has been community colleges where deeply experiential entrepreneurship education is offered. Explore the underpinnings of this revolution, gain a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset in practice, and investigate how metrics help assess its impact.

Learning Objective 1: Understand why and how deep experiential learning changes the entrepreneurial mindset at a deep level.

Learning Objective 2: Understand the key facets of the *expert* entrepreneurial mindset and how to map specific experiential learning experiences onto facets of the entrepreneurial mindset

Learning Objective 3: Understand what metrics help us assess the impact of experiential learning


Good Institutions Matter: Recruiting New Students Through Transformational Engagement Across Cultural Communities

Presenter: Nerita Hughes, Director of Professional Training & Development, North Hennepin Community College, MN
Additional Presenters: H. Leigh Toney, Executive Director, Miami Dade College, North Campus, Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education, FL; Dr. Edith McElroy, Dean of Business, International Business and General Studies, Central Piedmont Community College, NC; Karen-Michelle Mirko, VP, Marketing, Sales & Meaningful Collisions, NACCE, MA
Conference Track:
Format: Panel
Audience Level:
Level of Interaction:

According to Duffy, et al, a culturally diverse society or interaction among different cultures encourages exchange of, and competition between ideas and different world views. Studies show that higher levels of cultural diversity increase the rate of entrepreneurship in the presence of good institutions. Discuss ways your institution can support a cultural revolution in entrepreneurship.

Learning Objective 1: Identify who is not the room/on campus.

Learning Objective 2: Understand who are the entrepreneurship players in every community.

Learning Objective 3: Practice talking to potential new partners.


Fueling a Start Up Ecosystem Through Community Partnerships – Spokane Community College and Avista

Presenter: Steve Trabun, Regional Business Manager, Avista Utilities, WA
Additional Presenters: Jeffrey Waybright, Integrated Business & Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator, Spokane Community College, WA; Jessica Gilmore, Dean – Business, Entrepreneurial Programs, and Extended Learning, Walla Walla Community College, WA; Casey Wilhelm, Business Administration Instructor - Business and Professional Programs Division, North Idaho College, ID
Conference Track:
Format: Panel
Audience Level:
Level of Interaction:

Spokane Community College (SCC) and Avista Utilities partnered to fuel economic development through the creation of the Avista Business Entrepreneurship Network. SCC packaged and licensed their Integrated Business & Entrepreneurship curriculum to Avista. Avista offered the curriculum and seed funding to three other community colleges and a consortium of high school districts to help create sustainable entrepreneurship programs and more vibrant ecosystems throughout their three-state service territory.

Learning Objective 1: Understand why a private company partnered with a community college as part of their economic development strategy.

Learning Objective 2: Learn how licensing curriculum and working as part of a network can increase business launches and job creation.

Learning Objective 3: Hear about the necessary components of a vibrant ecosystem and cost-effective ways to fuel them.

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