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Breakout Sessions | 7th Annual | Oct. 11-14, 2009

7th Annual Conference | Breakout Sessions | Oct 2009

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What is a Breakout Session?
What is a Workshop?
What is a Poster Session?

Session Category Summaries:

Entrepreneurship Curriculum & Experiential Learning
Professional Development—Supporting Faculty in Teaching Entrepreneurship Education
Entrepreneurship Outreach and Specialty Programs
Linking K-12 & 2-4 Institutions Through Partnerships
Sustainability—Keeping Entrepreneurship Offerings on Track
Community Colleges, Economic Development Agencies and Community Based Programs



What is a Breakout Session?

A breakout session is a 60 minute interactive presentation on topics that are of interest to the attendees of NACCE’s Annual Conference. Each session typically includes one or more individual presenters or a panel of presenters.

What is a Workshop?

A workshop is a 2 ½ hour block of time where participants learn and interact through structured group exercises. Workshops cover a variety of interest areas for individuals who want hands-on experience. Workshops include multiple individuals or a panel of presenters.

What is a Poster Session?

A poster session is a traditional paper-based poster showcased on a 36" x 48" poster board, with a presentation to small groups of attendees lasting about 6 minute. Attendees are encouraged to review the poster session displays within the one hour allotted for this part of the conference educational program. Presenters are expected to stay with the poster during that time for discussion and to answer questions. Posters will be set up throughout the entire conference. Presenters are encouraged to have ample handout materials available for participants. Please note: No electrical support or internet connections are available in the poster session area.

Session Category Summaries

Entrepreneurship Curriculum & Experiential Learning
Suggested topics include credit and credit-free curricula development and implementation, entrepreneurship integration in technical and liberal arts courses, associate degree development, program and class scheduling, student assessment, desired outcomes, case studies, experiential learning, alternative delivery models, distance education, learning communities, and creating credit and credit-free certificates.

Professional Development—Supporting Faculty in Teaching Entrepreneurship Education
Suggested topics include creation and implementation of faculty development training for teaching entrepreneurship, including infusing entrepreneurship across campus, effective mentoring, effective teaching methods, measures for evaluating faculty performance, and opportunities for development from team teaching and interdisciplinary interactions.

Entrepreneurship Outreach and Specialty Programs
Suggested subjects include developing, implementing and managing a student/community business incubator, connecting entrepreneurship education and business incubation, creation and management of an entrepreneurial resource center, creating a pipeline from high schools through entrepreneurship education, outreach to at-risk youth, outreach to existing businesses, and outreach to family businesses, marketing and awareness of your entrepreneurial offerings.

Suggested subjects include entrepreneurship offerings for (i.e.): women, +50 generation, disabled, minority, and international students: motivations for studying entrepreneurship, unique needs or challenges, importance of mentoring and networking among, how to accommodate students' need for balance between work, school, and family, encouraging entrepreneurship among unique populations, developing business skills vs. helping to incubate a "big" idea, obtaining capital, and generational motivations.

Linking K-12 & 2-4 Institutions Through Partnerships
Suggested subjects include developing successful K-12 educational linkages, connecting with 4-year institutions, connecting community colleges with four-year institutions (articulation, knowledge sharing), international collaborations, and technology transfer.

Sustainability—Keeping Entrepreneurship Offerings on Track
Suggested topics include traditional and non-traditional ways of raising money for start-up and existing programs, creating angel investing/microloan opportunities for start up businesses in your local economy, connecting with your foundation and development office, developing private/corporate interest in investment in entrepreneurship education, creating a win-win investment situation, and techniques in leveraging private investment and grant funding.

In addition ways of defining objectives for entrepreneurship education, developing outcomes and performance indicators for your objectives, measuring effectiveness of implementation, and using evaluation data for continuous improvement, demonstrating entrepreneurship program value/worthiness using metrics.

Community Colleges, Economic Development Agencies and Community Based Programs
Suggested topics include model partnerships with Small Business Development Centers, SCORE Chapters, and other economic development authorities. Collaborations, cross-marketing, and win-wins between agencies and community colleges will be of interest.

Beginner: Appropriate for individuals who currently are just starting on the path, and will need things broken down and explained in layman’s terms.

Intermediate: Appropriate for individuals who have something up and running and want to improve their offerings.

Advanced: Appropriate for individuals who have been working in the field for some time and are looking for fresh ideas to advance their work.

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