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This blog contains all breakout session presentations from the 6th annual conference, January 4-7, 2009 in Anaheim CA. Feel free to share this with colleagues, and post comments on the blog.

 

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Value-Driven Workforce Development

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Value-Driven Workforce Development

 

Guide Description:

Community colleges can play a major role in local economic development, but to bring maximum value they first need understand the unique situation of their local economy and workforce. Strong partnerships and comprehensive regional information are keys to successful entrepreneurship in this area.  This presentation will outline how to analyze local regions and develop partnerships for such value-driven workforce and economic development.

  

Full Description: 

In a time of recent economic hardships, community colleges are strategically positioned to efficiently increase entrepreneurial activity in their communities and play a major role in local economic development. A working knowledge of local industries and occupations are crucial to inform collaborative efforts and planning decisions, with the goal of building a more valuable regional workforce and industry base.  This presentation will outline how to analyze local regions and develop partnerships for such value-driven workforce and economic development.  It will be supplemented with a PowerPoint and examples demonstrating the use of web-based tools.
 

Gabriel Rench , Business Solutions Specialist, EMSI, ID

George Boodrookas, Dean of Community and Economic Development,  Modesto Junior College, CA

Tags:  Econ Dev Agencies 

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Opening Doors Through Community College/University Articulations in Entrepreneurship

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Opening Doors Through Community College/University Articulations in Entrepreneurship

 

Guide Description:
 Learn the steps to go about starting an A.A.S. in Entrepreneurship program and the advantages of working with a university partner to attract more students to any Entrepreneurship program.  Haywood Community College and Western Carolina University will describe their articulation agreement and its advantages to the students and to both institutions.

 

 

Full Description:  

Haywood Community College was the first college in North Carolina to have been approved to offer an A.A.S. program in Entrepreneurship beginning in the fall of 2008.  Attendees will gain insight on the process and resources involved in the starting of the A.A.S. in Entrepreneurship.  Attendees will be able to understand the specifics of the Entrepreneurship degree program at HCC and gain insights on the importance of the establishing a partnership through an articulation agreement with Western Carolina University.
 

David Forester, Department Chair of Business & Entrepreneurship, Haywood Community College, NC 

Frank Lockwood, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Western Carolina University, NC

Tags:  Linking K-16 

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Kaleidoscope, a Twist in Education

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Kaleidoscope, a Twist in Education

 

Guide Description:  

This session will present programming which was organized in collaboration with local, regional and national organizations addressing the needs of the community to engage the Plus 50 population.  Lessons learned and best practices will be shared. Professionals who are looking to involve the community and educational partnership would benefit from this presentation.

 

Full Description:
What is known is that change is coming – in what some describe as a demographic tsunami. Nearly 11,000 people turn 50 every day. In three years, 38 percent the population will be at least 50. By 2030, 20 percent of the population will be 65 years or older. It is a big enough segment of the population that it is important for professionals to start thinking about what these people want and need in their next chapter.  Education and Industry too needs to Re-THINK how to adapt to the changing demographics in the workforce and the needs, wants and abilities of the aging population. Everyone knows the PLUS 50 population will confront volatile economic conditions in their retirement years. This is causing more and older Americans to go back into the workforce. This presentation will address these issues and discuss “Kaleidoscope, a twist in Education” initiative which was created in Northeast PA to help the Plus 50 population prepare for a new chapter in their lives.  “Kaleidoscope, a twist in Education” is a collaborative project sponsored and supported by the colleges and universities of Luzerne County: King’s College, Luzerne County Community College, Misericordia University, PennState Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes University and AARP which brings a variety, scope, expertise and creativity to Kaleidoscope programming and events. Kaleidoscope is available for individuals seeking an opportunity for continuing their intellectual, social and personal growth. Kaleidoscope offers to take a fresh look at where you can go. 
Lessons learned and best practices will be shared. Professionals who are looking to provide training to the PLUS 50 population would benefit from this presentation.
 

Christine R. Donnolo, Associate Dean, Continuing Education, Luzerne County Community College, PA

Tags:  Linking K-16 

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Tools To Do The Job—Up from Chaos – Beyond Theory

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tools To Do The Job—Up from Chaos – Beyond Theory

                                                     

Guide Description:
Chaos and Entrepreneurship in the same breath! How is it possible? Because entrepreneurship is not an orderly, predictable process. Yes, planning is necessary, but the best laid plans of youth and age do not guarantee success. John Hughes will speak to these points more fully later on.

In the meantime, thanks to a grant from the Coleman/Hughes Foundations, we’ve moved forward since last year’s conference. At that time we focused on the need to utilize the neglected resource of our expanding 55+ population. For a variety of reasons there’s greater awareness of this need, so we won’t go over that ground. Incidentally, 55+ is a marker, not a wholesale descriptor. 55-65; 65-75;75-85; 85…. The decades are distinctive.

As for the Coleman/Hughes grant, Kingsborough Community College and Morrie Helitzer, working together, have developed a curriculum and workbook for instructors to guide would-be 55+ entrepreneurs onto productive paths to reach their goals.

Is this a blueprint for success? Realistically, the answer is “No.” Nevertheless, it is a step in the right direction. Trial and error are the watchwords. Several of you* have joined the parade of willing “tryers” as Heather Van Sickle and Tommy Goodrow at NACCE  have urged you to do. We look forward to NACCE continuing its fine marketing job.
 

            In building this program KCC and Helitzer had and have a two-fold objective:

            1. To customize existing materials to meet the needs of the 55+ audience, emphasizing the intergenerational aspects of this effort.

            2. To maintain an open architecture that allows for modifications and additions .

            While our focus is on the CC’s, Ed Rogoff of Baruch College and the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, all part of City University of New York, have been a valued resource and partner in this undertaking.

In our model, proprietary resources are shared with network schools (in this case NACCE member schools and IVE network schools). In exchange for use of the materials, we ask users to contribute revisions and improvements to the materials, share assessment and outcomes data and be willing to collaborate on resource development and outcomes dissemination. 

Now, for an ultimate, if difficult, truth: Teachers without extensive entrepreneurial experience are not properly qualified to instruct 55+ entepreneurship. Not that the problem is insoluble. The task for your institutions is to seek able and willing entrepreneurs to join your ranks, as grandfathered adjuncts or lecturers, to share their feats and foibles with your student/learners. Your colleges can do it,  provided your administrators and faculties recognize that this proposition is experientially and factually based, not a theory.

Moving along, Morrie Helitzer will talk about how we’ve moved from there to here on this project. Our CC colleagues will provide on-the-ground discoveries they’ve made. John Hughes will share his special insights on what we’ve learned by living this long and preview his new chart on ISMIntimacy, Sensuality & Mystery, i.e, Entrepreneur-ISM.

Morrie Helitzer, NY
John Hughes, President & CEO, The John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation

Tags:  Diverse Populations 

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The MyBiz Project: Value-Added Entrepreneurial Community Targeted Partnerships

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
The MyBiz Project:  Value-Added Entrepreneurial Community Targeted Partnerships

 

Guide Description:
Thumbnail sketch of new initiative in Mississippi by Hinds Community College to carry entrepreneurial activities out into grassroots small rural communities in the college district.  Presentation will characterize the mission to identify community entrepreneur “champions”, details program methods, and strategies for implementing entrepreneur partnerships between the college and targeted communities.

 

Full Description:
Small businesses create a lion’s share of new revenue streams, profit making, and new jobs in America.  Encouragement to stimulate entrepreneur activities within small rural communities is a dire need in this country.  Hinds Community College in league with a state funding source known as The Montgomery Institute have joined in an effort to roll out a new entrepreneur outreach program called the MyBiz Entrepreneur Network. 

            MyBiz is a localized “network” that connects, links, and ties together communities, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to programs and service providers at the local, regional, state, and national levels.  The MyBiz network will be used by economic developers, chambers of commerce, community leaders, and others to promote more and better small business growth in their communities. 

            In the Hinds Community College district the targeted communities for MyBiz will initially focus on low and moderate income communities where economic stimulation is most needed.  The project strategy is to identify one community leader “champion” who will join in force with the college MyBiz staff to promote entrepreneur building activities in these communities.  How-to activities and practical strategies and tactics will be presented.

            Work will also be conducted on building the MyBiz web site resource tool providing information to interested potential entrepreneurs for contact information and details for service providers across the region and state.  MyBiz is designed to be a program to spur growth of small businesses and a new localized entrepreneurship mind set.
 

Dr. John J. Woods, PhD., Vice President of Economic Development and Training, Hinds Community College, MS

Mr. Jason Pope, MyBiz Project Coordinator, Hinds Community College, MS

Tags:  Outreach 

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Folsom Lake College - 21st Century InterDisciplinary Education Application Learning (I.D.E.A.L.)

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Folsom Lake College - 21st Century InterDisciplinary Education Application Learning (I.D.E.A.L.)

 

Guide Description:
Folsom Lake College is actively engaged in educating the next generation of diverse business and commercial professionals.  Faculty strive to be on the cutting edge, creating an infrastructure to facilitate the education and development of the ‘new business and commercial professional’. 

 

Full Description:
Through an interdisciplinary approach, faculty are collaborating with the business communities to utilize technology, business planning and shared alliances, creating a strong and vibrant enterprise culture of education.  

 

Faculty are emphasizing, through an interdisciplinary approach, the applicability of action learning as a paradigm for management and business development, particularly as a pedagogical devise in both the classroom and business environments.  This approach or application of learning is being recognized world-wide as an increasingly important element of economic growth and development.

 

The IDEAL concept being implemented at Folsom Lake Colleges focuses on how a process model for enterprise education can be used to target various student groups in an interdisciplinary manner, and emphasizes the need to teach entrepreneurship to all students, including non-business students, who in many instances are the originators of ideas, but unfortunately do not have the business knowledge to develop the idea further.  This creates a “value-add” service to students, business and college simultaneously.

 

This is of great significance to our audience due to the current budget constraints, need to align with 21stcentury learning as well as the added pressure on community colleges to produce more productive citizens ready for the global marketplace.

 

Learning outcomes; 1) how to establish an effective interaction between the business community and students in developing business, diversity & marketing plans, 2) how to encourage businesses to embrace the community/technical college as a resource, 3) how to help students engage in entrepreneurial activities that help to identify and shape their business futures.
 

Bernard Gibson, Associate Business Professor, Folsom Lake College, CA

Tags:  Outreach 

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Family Business Centers as a Resource for Family Business Information, Insight….and Inspiration

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Family Business Centers as a Resource for Family Business Information, Insight….and Inspiration

 

Guide Description:
More than 80 Family Business Centers throughout the country provide programming for family business owners. Representatives of the Cal State Fullerton Family Business Council will present an overview of their Family Business Center and Johnson County Community College will share how they have utilized the resources of a local Family Business Center to help build the curriculum for Family Business classes.

  

Full Description:  

More than 80 Family Business Centers throughout the country provide support and programming for family business owners. These centers offer a wealth of resources and opportunities for community colleges interested in offering Family Business coursework.

 

This workshop will feature representatives from the Family Business Council at Cal State Fullerton which was established in 1995. During each school year, the Cal State Family Business Council offers nine workshops on topics of special interest to Family Business owners, confidential discussion groups and special events. They also offer CEO Groups, 2nd Generation groups and a Women owners’ forum. Mike Trueblood, Director, will share information about the events and affinity groups as well as the family businesses who take part in the program. Joanne Norton, professor in charge of the Family Business Dynamics course offered at Cal State will present her approach presenting this curriculum in the classroom.

 

Barbara Millard, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas will discuss how they are utilizing the resources of a local Family Business Center to help build the curriculum for Family Business classes at JCCC. Working with an existing Family Business Center has provided a framework for the JCCC curriculum as well as providing content, contacts, insight and inspiration.
 

Barbara Millard, Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship, Johnson County Community College, KS

Mike Trueblood, Director, Family Business Council California State University, Fullerton, CA

Joanne Norton, Professor, California State University, Fullerton, CA

Tags:  Faculty Development 

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Using the Champion Model to Embed Entrepreneurship at Your Campus

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Using the Champion Model to Embed Entrepreneurship at Your Campus

 

Guide Description:

New entrepreneurship programs can struggle to gain a foothold when other programs are in competition for enrollment.  By partnering with an entrepreneurship champion on campus, bold steps can be taken to integrate entrepreneurship into the curriculum.  The results can serve as a blueprint for integration with other programs across the curriculum.

 

Full Description:
 When Arizona Western College launched its Entrepreneurship program in the fall of 2006, it was a stand-alone certificate program, which had limited interest or awareness from across campus.  An internal scan quickly identified a potential partner in Sam Colton, the Professor of Welding and Coordinator of Construction and Applied Technology (CAAT) Institutes. Sam’s appreciation of the value of entrepreneurship to his students prompted him to make entrepreneurship courses a requirement of all degree or certificate seeking students in his program, regardless of whether they intended to pursue a business of their own.  Beyond the requirement of entrepreneurship courses for his students, Professor Colton models best practices integration of the entrepreneurial mindset in his classes. As a part of course requirements, students form a pseudo-business and complete all functions of a working metals fabrication shop as a part of their grade.

 

The partnership between the entrepreneurship and welding programs provided a working model and has resulted in the embedding of entrepreneurship courses in the degree and certificate requirements for other vocational programs including HVAC, culinary arts, nutrition, dietetics, computer graphics, electrical, carpentry, massage therapy, personal training, and others.
 

Shane Turner, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Arizona Western College, AZ 

Samuel Colton, Professor of Welding and Coordinator of Construction and Applied Technology (CAAT) Institutes, Arizona Western College, AZ

Tags:  Curriculum 

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Let’s Build Something Together: Social Entrepreneurship Throughout our Community Colleges

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Let’s Build Something Together:  Social Entrepreneurship Throughout our Community Colleges
 
Guide Description:
A “first-of-its-kind” social entrepreneurship website for our community colleges to successfully: increase awareness; network and contribute to one another’s program; attract contemporary-thinking students; provide experiential learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom; encourage student creativity, faculty freedoms, and meaningful community contributions. Extra seating made available.
 
Full Description:

The Maricopa Project is a “first-of-its-kind” social entrepreneurship website to be shared by every community college who wishes to provide creativity, initiative, and leadership opportunities for their students, faculty, and administration. This project is committed to developing students interested in becoming today’s educated leaders and empowers them to solve real community problems. This is "for real" learning to benefit "for real" people who need our help, right now.

The social entrepreneurship business model consists of ordinary people who: a) create social value for particular communities, b) generate funds and/or teach community members how to entrepreneurially become more self-sufficient, c) provide ecological plans and strategies for both improved health and living conditions for community members, and d) organize themselves with an infrastructure that can be self-sufficient, replicable, growing, and sustainable.

You will learn how to:
1) develop a social entrepreneurship program within the classroom and on campus (year 1).
-recruit, organize, manage, plan, promote, assign, share, research, lead, and enrich.
2) implement your program out into the community (year 2).
-investigating issues of social value, methods of support within your goals of sustainability; forging partnerships; designing an effective volunteer system; aggressively growing with your membership; and providing an online community for students, faculty, and community; all with the support of our expanded community college network.
3) produce necessary, meaningful, and measurable outcomes to serve as guidelines, success indicators, research, publications, and benchmarking for our fellow community colleges.
4) engage students in a variety of active learning experiences.
 

Art Hooper, Adjunct Faculty, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, AZ

Tags:  Curriculum 

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Do It the TARHEEL Way

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Do It the TARHEEL Way

  

Guide Description:

Participants will learn the TARHEEL way (The Agency Route to Helping Expand Entrepreneurial Literacy) of working with economic development agencies to help entrepreneurs succeed locally and globally while contributing to the area’s workforce and economic development. Sample agreements, course/seminar ideas, and marketing materials will be provided.

  

Full Description:
Wake Tech is a leader among the community colleges in North Carolina when it comes to economic and workforce development. More than 4,000 new and existing entrepreneurs have been counseled and trained, and thousands of new jobs were created in the past year by working with local, state, national and international agencies to serve small business owners and budding entrepreneurs.

 

Chambers of Commerce, NC Department of Commerce, US Export Assistance Centers, SCORE, SBA, HUB, NC Military Business Center and the NC Women’s Business Center are just some of the organizations that Wake Tech partners, cooperates, collaborates, allies, and joint-ventures with to help achieve its three goals:

 

·         To establish an environment where businesses can succeed

·         To help new businesses start and existing ones grow

·         To attract new businesses to our communities

 

In this session, Wake Tech’s Dean of Business & Industry Services, the Small Business Center Director, and the Director of Entrepreneurship will share the strategies and specific tactics employed in working with economic development agencies to help entrepreneurs succeed in this rapidly growing part of North Carolina.
 

Fred Gebarowski, Director of Entrepreneurship, Wake Technical Community College, NC      

Wayne Loots, Dean, Business & Industry Division, Wake Technical Community College,

NC      

Ken Dillo, Director, Small Business Center, Wake Technical Community College, NC 

Tags:  Econ Dev Agencies 

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