NC3T Professional Learning & Coaching 2021

NC3T staff offers keynote addresses, expert workshops and professional development sessions, and coaching & technical assistance that focus on a range of topics, including Career Connected Learning, College and Career Pathways, Leadership, Employer and Community Engagement, and Career & Technical Education.

These engaging and inspiring events are designed so that teachers, education leaders, and business partners can improve their work on behalf of students, in areas such as pathways development, career connected learning, and building strong and sustainable business/education partnerships.

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Keynote Addresses with Hans Meeder

Workforce 2030 - The Future of America's Workforce and How Educators Can Get
Ready

Virtual or Onsite Keynote, Hans Meeder
The changes in our workforce through automation, artificial intelligence and 24-7 connectivity
are accelerating. What careers will be replaced by technology and how will all work be
transformed through technology? Most importantly, what kind of learning, communications,
problem-solving and technology skills will individuals need to enter the workforce and keep
pace with the changes? Finally, what does this mean for education – both programs, educators
and the way education is organized and delivered? Hans Meeder, noted author, podcaster,
education leader, and a former official at the U.S. Department of Education, will explain
what scenarios are most likely and how to prepare for them, today.

Leadership 360 - Leading Yourself - Leading from the Middle - Leading Change

Virtual or Onsite Keynote, Hans Meeder
Leadership is demanding and requires both internal maturity and fortitude which builds the capacity to influence and lead others. Leadership is particularly challenging in the realm of Career Connected Learning, because leaders must successfully navigate and influence between several strands of endeavor, including general education reform, postsecondary education and training, workforce development, economic development, and employer and community partnerships.

In the keynote address, Hans Meeder explains his Leadership Framework:
• Developing Your Personal Leadership Core,
• Learning how to Lead through Influence, and
• Leading and Sustaining Operational and Organizational Change.

Preparing our Students for the Future with Career Connected Learning

Virtual or Onsite Keynote, Hans Meeder
Career Connected Learning (CCL) is a mindset shift in education and a realm of interconnected strategies to bring real-world relevance and powerful learning experiences into American schools and colleges. In this talk, Hans Meeder explains why America’s education system is still leaving too many children ill-prepared to make successful transitions to further education and careers, and how this design flaw in education puts the American economy and social fabric at risk. It is a call-to-action for state and local leaders to redesign education to value and incorporate Career Connected Learning at all levels of education, led through regional partnerships, and supported by smart state and federal policy
solutions.

Pricing for Keynote Addresses

Pricing Structure for Keynote Addresses

Learn More About Hans Meeder

Hans Meeder, NC3T President and Former U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary
Hans Meeder is co-founder and President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T). Our mission-driven organization provides coaching, technical assistance and technology platforms so every student has the opportunity to participate in Career Connected Learning. Mr. Meeder has an extensive and varied career in education and workforce policy and government leadership, with an emphasis on high school redesign, career and technical education, and workforce quality. Prior to founding NC3T, Meeder served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. Mr. Meeder is the author of several books and online courses, including The Power and Promise of Pathways, the Pathways System Design Suite, the STEM Leader Guide, and Career Connected Learning 101. Hans is also the host of the podcast, The Power of Career Connected Learning.

Professional Learning Workshops

Pathways 101: Designing High-Quality Pathway Programs

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
High-quality CTE and career pathway programs of study are the backbone of an effective Career Connected Learning system. Using standards and planning tools developed in alignment with Perkins V, NC3T can help your teachers and administrators conduct a self-study of existing programs, identify, and create an improvement plan. We can also create an action plan for developing new programs.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Pathways 102: Re-designing Your School or College Around Pathways and/or
Academies

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
There are four basic approaches to redesigning your school structure to maximize your career pathway programs for students. This workshop will cover how to identify the four structural options and map out your strategy for getting educator input and buy-in, developing new programs, connecting with employer partners,
and phasing in your new programs and new structure.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Pathways 103: Building a Pathways System with Employers and Cross-Sector
Partners

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
During this workshop, your team members will explore how regional college-career pathway systems are supported and led by alliances of educators, employers, and civic organizations, drawing from case studies of communities using college-career pathway strategies to transform education. Participants will be able to: identify the core components of a career pathways system and how to begin action
planning for bringing community partners together.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Career Connections 101: Developing a Comprehensive Career DevelopmentProgram

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
Career Development is not a “one-and-done” activity that yields an instant career plan for a student. In order to create an impactful career development program, it must thoughtfully reflect the four phases of career development education. When possible, it must span across elementary, middle, and high school, and also be extended into postsecondary education. In this workshop, participants will learn the
core components of Career Development and receive training in how to conduct a program review and plan for the program improvement process.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Career Connections 102: Creating and Implementing the Profile of a Graduate

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
American schools that are future-oriented must prepare the whole student to be college, career, and life ready. The place to begin is by creating an aspirational “profile of a graduate” which brings parents, community partners, and educators together to identify the knowledge, skills, and attributes that every successful graduate will need to possess. Then, the educators and community partners work together to adapt school and community experiences around these new expectations. During this workshop, participants will discover the core components and practical steps to begin developing or refinishing their profile of a graduate.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Employer Engagement 101: Engaging Employers as Full Partners in your Programs

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
Partnerships are a critical resource for preparing students for the workforce and all parties involved – educators, employers, and students – can benefit greatly from working together. This workshop focuses on the “why” and the “how” of partnerships, helping participants understand the essential principles of strong industry partnerships, how to find and approach business partners, how to change their advisory boards from passive to active, and how to leverage eight different partnership models for maximum impact.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Employer Engagement 102: Building and Managing Effective Advisory Boards

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
Advisory boards are one of the pillars of effective CTE programs, serving as a channel for industry to provide input on their needs along with the kind of guidance and resources that can drive your efforts. In this workshop, participants discover the essential skills for building and managing an effective advisory board, including how to recruit the right members, how to structure your board, how to set the
right goals, and how to manage the board in a way that produces real results for your students and staff.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Employer Engagement 103: Developing and Managing a Robust Work-based Learning System

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
Work-based learning is a cornerstone of an effective CTE program. This workshop covers all the elements of a strong work-based learning program, including how to identify and recruit business partners, how to set student and business outcomes, how to structure a high-quality experience, and how to monitor progress and evaluate outcomes.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Leadership: Going Deeper with Leadership 360

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
In the workshop version, small teams of administrators and teachers who work on CTE and Career Pathway Programs will explore the three broad components of leadership, including:
• Developing Your Personal Leadership Core,
• Learning how to Lead through Influence, and
• Leading and Sustaining Operational and Organizational Change

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

CareerSmart Classrooms: Empowering All Teachers and Staff for Career Connected Learning

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
With the growing emphasis across the nation on career readiness, many teachers are being asked to integrate career readiness into their classrooms. However, many who teach the “core academic subjects” of English/language arts, mathematics, history/social studies, and science, and other teachers
of academic electives like the arts and social sciences, might not have any practical steps they can take.

During this workshop, NC3T will take teachers through one or more “Think Tank” activities drawn from the CareerSmart Classrooms system, as well as helping teachers unpack other key components like Career Focus Kits, Employability Skills Lesson Plans, and Career Exploration activities. A one-year subscription to CareerSmart Classrooms for two sites is included with the cost of this workshop.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

CareerSmart Parenting: Engaging Parents and Families as Full Partners in Career Development

Virtual or In-Person Delivery
This workshop is designed to help teachers, counselors, and school leaders understand the variety of parental mindsets relating to college and career readiness. Educators will be introduced to the prevailing mindsets, determine which mindsets may be prevalent among parents of children they
service, and work through suggested tips and strategies for engaging all parents as full partners in their child’s career development decisions.

Each workshop can be modified to fit a time allocation of 90-minutes, three-four hours, or five-six hours. We can also include one or more follow-up work sessions. All workshops can include purchases of any of NC3T’s publications for participants at a discounted rate.

Pricing for Workshops

Pricing Structure for Workshops
This pricing chart shows the investment required to provide the workshop for approximately 50-100 staff members from a single school. If the event includes staff members from multiple schools or districts, the pricing may be increased, based on the number of participants.

Coaching & Technical Assistance

Information on NC3T Coaching and Technical Assistance

Our NC3T Approach
NC3T’s expert coaches can also work with individual leaders and teams to help them plan and implement action plans for the following topics.

• Creating a culture of Career Connected Learning;
• Launching or updating Pathway Programs
• Transforming your school with a Pathways or Academy school structure;
• Developing a community-based Pathways System;
• Engaging Employers as full partners; and
• Navigating various leadership challenges.

This personalized Coaching and Technical Assistance is easily linked to professional development that staff members are receiving. The Coaching sessions often are kicked-off with a longer orientation session to identify your needs and priorities, and then supported by virtual check-in and/or planning
sessions. Typically, sessions are scheduled two times per month during a season of intensive planning, and then monthly during the implementation of a plan.

Pricing Structure for Coaching and Technical Assistance

Customized Pricing  for Coaching & Technical Assistance

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