NEW: Member Driven Preconferences
This year we are co-creating the conference with our members. We polled members to determine what challenges they expect to solve at conference. This year’s How-To-Get-It-Done preconferences are based on the results of that survey.
Half Day Preconference Workshops
|| April 15 - July 31, 2015
||August 1 - 31, 2015
||Sept 1 - Onsite
Supersize Your External Partner Relationship Skills
How do you map your community partners, determine who to collaborate with and then get them to partner? Presenter will provide process and tools that can be applied at any college campus.
How Do You Help Businesses After They Launch
Program Guide Description: There is an art to creating businesses and growing entrepreneurs. Many times business coaches concentrate only on the business and not the entrepreneur. This session will show attendees the main focus for success in most businesses is the development of the entrepreneur as a person along with the business.
How to Open an Incubator on Your Campus and Maximize Revenue
Community Colleges are interested in expanding their entrepreneurial services. Incubators and co-working spaces attract different community members to campus. The goal of the preconference is for attendees to understand what is required to launch and grow a successful incubator. Attendees will leave with a plan of action to discuss when they return to campus.
Effectuation 2.0 – An Application Based Experiential Learning Day
Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley & Sara Whiffen
This pre-conference will provide a review of effectuation and how to apply it to common challenges on campus such as student success, completion and enrollment management. The bulk of the time spent with attendees will be facilitating solutions for those problems.
How to Create a Space for Entrepreneurship: Makerspaces and FabLabs (In partnership with the US Fab Lab Network)
Greg Herker, Jim Janisse, David Richardson, Susan Thompson, Matthew Wade & Tim Cornelius
Maker Spaces and Fab Labs are creative spaces for makers, tinkerers and entrepreneurs. They are used by the community for a range of activities from knitting, to fabricating to prototypes. Community Colleges are opening these spaces to spark imagination and innovation at their institutions. A panel of veterans will share the planning framework and best practices for implementing a maker space or fab lab. Attendees will acquire the understanding and resources to successfully launch a creative space while becoming part of a community of practice when they return to campus.