Breakout Sessions 2


Room: Sunset

Level: Intermediate

Track: Institutional Advancement & Fundraising Track

While grant funding, endowments, and donations have played a critical role in institutional advancement, old fashioned tactics of funding are becoming increasingly popular among community colleges. In this session, Hocking College administrators will discuss innovative techniques to raising resources the old fashioned way, we earn it. Participants will be led in a visualization imagining grant funding, endowments, and alumni donations were non-existent. How do you grow and thrive? What resources are available and how can institutions capture true cost of business while also generating funds for growth and expansion?

Learning Objectives:

  • How to develop a differential pricing model.
  • Engaging academic leaders (Deans, Chairs, faculty) in cost-accounting and budgeting.
  • How to create transparency through all-inclusive pricing.

DR. BETTY YOUNG, President, Hocking College, OH

SEAN TERRELL, Dean, Workforce Development & Community Engagement, Hocking College, OH


Room: Cardiff

Level: Intermediate

Track: Workforce & Continuing Education Track

Come learn about the NACCE partnership with The Verizon Foundation. The Verizon Innovative Learning program is a STEM program offered to over 40 campuses. An overview of the program and how to get more information about coming to your campus is provided in this session. 

Learning Objectives

  • Program overview
  • How to apply

KATIE CALABRESE, Director of Projects and Memberships, NACCE, NJ


Room: Diamond Cove

Level: Beginner

Track: Entrepreneurship 101 Track

Are you wondering, what is Start-it-Up? Is Start-it-Up good for my students’ extracurricular activity? Is Start-it-Up better for the classroom or for an extracurricular club? What do students like about Start-it-Up? What do students dislike about Start-it-Up? Does it work? Is it efficient?

Bakersfield College (BC) Entrepreneurial Club is a cross-departmental organization that implements Start-it-Up as part of the club’s activities. Start-it-Up is the only end-to-end scalable mobile technology platform designed to guide students in launching small businesses. Start-it-Up claims to increase rate of business launch, retention, and growth, but the true question is, how efficient is the program to use with students. In this presentation, we will interact with some of the features in Start-it-Up while discussing the efficiency of the program as an extracurricular activity. Although Start-it-Up has great benefits to entrepreneurs, it also has challenges that should be considered before implementation. Please join us as we go through the success and challenges of using Start-it-Up.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to incorporate Start-it-Up in their entrepreneurial environment.
  • Participants will be able to attract new and potential students from different departments into the Start-it-Up entrepreneurship program.
  • Participants will be able to understand the success and challenges of implementing Start-it-Up.

RUDY MENJIVAR, Professor, Bakersfield College, CA

GAYLE RICHARDSON, Bakersfield College, CA


Room: Emerald Cove

Level: Beginner

Track: Entrepreneurship 101 Track

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems require fresh perspectives, nurturing, and support in order to grow on any campus. We learned this early in our entrepreneurial adventures when, with 46 graduates of our Agricultural Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, we started looking at our abandoned Greenhouse with new eyes.  An Agri-Business incubator was born and, now, our Agricultural Entrepreneurs have a reasonably priced place to start their businesses surrounded by the support and networking resources needed for success. Everyone owns our Greenhouse!

Our session will challenge attendees to discover THEIR campus’ Greenhouse.  It will explore the important role entrepreneurial mindsets play in discovering underutilized resources and creating a road map for how the resource can add value. Our break out activity, will identify how entrepreneurial mindsets drive the transformation of underutilized resources into revenue generating ecosystems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the Bird in the Hand/Asset Mapping process to develop their underutilized assets to generate their own entrepreneurial ecosystems.
  • Participants will learn the critical role entrepreneurial mindsets play in shifting the paradigms of traditional resource uses and revealing opportunities for maximum efficacy of their resources.
  • Participants will gain a better understand of the importance of collaboration between their college, small business owners, and community members as well as discovering the energies a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem generates on their campus which translates to productivity improvements.

JERRY EDMONDS, Vice President - Workforce & Community Engagement, Vance-Granville Community College, NC

KELLY BARBER, Director, Small Business Center, Halifax Community College, NC


Room: Copper Cove

Level: Intermediate

Track: Workforce & Continuing Education Track

By proving entrepreneurship can be taught and learned using the evidenced-based, lean entrepreneurship method, this presentation will provide workforce centers and economic development entities with a specific vehicle to empower adults to start their own business.  Not only does "lean" teach a specific validation method using any one of 15 methods, it also give hope to those who have lost their jobs.  The creativity, team comrade, and help from end user raise their spirit and give them confidence.

Most recently the new Lean Entrepreneurship Guide, a six-page, laminated chart has been published providing anyone with all method and details for customer development in one document.  Before it was necessary to acquire, read, and assimilate a dozen books to understand lean startup.  Furthermore, one to the leading trainers in the world has proven by combining three or four of the methods at specific stages of planning, the result is a better plan that produces a more successful new business.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to use the new Lean Entrepreneurship Chart to plan an evidenced-based product or service that will appeal to a target market and successfully sell on a large-scale.
  • Best process to combine three or four "lean" methods (e. g. Lean Launch with Disciplined Entrepreneurship (DE) at particular stages to produce better results.
  • Choice of various model canvases and when to use which.

CLINTON E. DAY, MBA, Hillsborough Community College, FL

CLINTON D. SWIGART, CPA, Entrepreneurship Resources, Inc., FL


Room: Coral Cove

Level: Intermediate

Track: Workforce & Continuing Education Track

Across the United States, folks lacking their high school diploma are an underutilized resource. Among this population, potentially, are some of the best innovators and employees and yet they are stuck. In 651 square mile Montgomery County Kansas, population 32,000, only one resource for those using Adult Basic Education (ABE) as a path to GED remains-at Independence Community College (ICC). Without this resource, participants would have to drive 50 one-way miles several times each week to complete the program, a distance out of reach for most.

Historically, although the impact on individuals was high the overall numbers in ABE were low. For a college to be the sponsoring institution the economics were not good. If more of the participants went on to become ICC students the economic outlook improves, but most of these folks are not interested in college. In the spring semester starting in January 2019, Fab Lab ICC moved the ABE program from ICC West into the Lab with an eye toward using experiential, project-based learning for up to 50% of the learning.

The turn-around in learning has been dramatic with students coming to life as they discover they are much more intelligent than they’ve been led to believe their whole life. Many will transition into the Fab Lab ICC Fab Force program making economics for the college much better.

This session will consist of a presentation telling this story with a group activity allowing attendees to share any stories they have of interacting with ABE programs in their communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Experiential project-based learning can breathe new life into ABE programs.
  • The ABE program can become a feeder into innovative technical programs such as Fab Force.
  • The overall ABE/Fab Force experience can unleash untold entrepreneurial and work force potential in the economic areas served.

JIM CORRELL, Director, Fab Lab ICC, Independence Community College, KS

TIM HAYNES, Manager, Fab Lab ICC, Independence Community College, KS

DAN FOSSOY, Adult Basic Education Instructor, Independence Community College, KS


Room: Sapphire Cove

Level: Beginner

Track: Academic Programs Track

Intellectual property (IP) “patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets” is the foundation of every corporation in today’s economy. In fact, Harvard Business Review estimates that 80 percent of the worth of U.S. companies lies in their IP portfolios. As a result, any person today who does not understand at least the basics of intellectual property - and its value and role in science, business, arts, and the professions -  will find him or herself at a distinct disadvantage in the world of tomorrow.

Early successes for MIIP include the creation of a permanent course through the University of Southern California’s Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and a multi-year partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. Today, multiple academic institutions have launched new standalone undergraduate courses on intellectual property or incorporated MIIP resources into existing courses using curricula based on The Intangible Advantage: Understanding Intellectual Property in the New Economy, and additional instructional materials covering IP, all freely available through The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a high level understanding of intellectual property (IP) and its role in driving innovation economies worldwide.
  • Learn how to incorporate IP content into Business and Entrepreneurship courses/ programs to support our most innovative students.
  • Leave the session with readily available resources for your LMS, including IP course objectives, learning outcomes, modular content, and more..

MAYRA LOMBERA, Director, Michelson 20MM Foundation, CA

NATHAN KHALIL, Faculty, Santa Monica College, CA

SAL VEAS, Chair, Business Department, Santa Monica College, CA

DANA NASSER, Faculty and Curriculum Chair, Santa Monica College, CA


Room: Mariner Cove

Level: Beginner

Track: Product Education Session

Limited access to student success resources and their high cost can dampen the creative spirit of frontline community college employees dealing with students every day. Programs that scale student success resources and impact thousands of students are possible with new technologies that deliver personalized insight at scale. The Myers-Briggs Company will provide a brief overview of research demonstrating the importance of interest alignment to help students develop a concept of their “future possible self”. Community College of Denver will then share the story of the development of their Chart Your Path program that has a 98% success rate helping thousands of students decide on their futures through a personalized lens.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Leave the session with the Chart Your Path program ready to be implemented at your college
  • Understand the importance of personalizing decision-making to career and educational outcomes like post-secondary grades, program completion, occupational prestige, and income attainment
  • Understand key factors to consider when evaluating technologies to support your student success programs

MIKE NOWICKI, Director, Educational Opportunty Center, Community College of Denver, CO

CHRIS MACKEY, General Manager, The Myers-Briggs Company, CA