PEER LEARNING CONFERENCE

 

 

 

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 27-29, 2016

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About the PLC

 

Gateway to College’s bi-annual Peer Learning Conference (PLC) brings together reengagement professionals from across the country to share promising practices, develop new programming ideas and participate in professional development. The 2016 conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 27-29th, and will have a particular focus on ensuring students are college and career ready.

 

Gateway to College (GtC) students are not only behind in credits when they start, but many also lack the skills necessary to succeed in college and business settings. It’s our goal to provide students with the support and experiences they need so they can be successful college students and job candidates.

Features

 

Peer-lead Workshops

 

Subject Matter Experts

 

Student Leadership Activities

 

Professional Development

Opportunities

 

Notable Keynote Speaker

 

Networking Opportunities

 

Student Panel

 

Job Alike Sessions

 

Regional Meetings

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Registration

 

General Registration: $300

GtC Program Staff & GtC Network Affiliate Members: $200

GtC Students and Alumni: Free

 

Register by March 31st to receive a $50 early bird discount.

 

Conference Location

 

University of St. Thomas,

Opus College of Business

Opus Hall

1000 LaSalle Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Lodging

 

Hampton Inn & Suites

Minneapolis/Downtown

Hotel Address:

19 North 8th Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

 

Guest room rates are $139/night (plus taxes)

Reservations can be made online or by calling 612-341-3333 and referencing Gateway to College

Reservations need to be made by June 7, 2016

Room Rates apply June 24-30th, 2016

 

Ground Transportation from Airport

 

Hampton Inn is located 11 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

 

Taxi: A taxi from the airport for one-way transportation cost $35-$40

Shuttle Service: Shared shuttle services from the airport cost $16-$20

 

Who Should Attend

 

GtC Program Staff

 

GtC Network Affiliate Members

 

Current GtC Students and Alumni

 

Previously Disengaged Youth

 

Reengagement Professionals

 

Community Based Organizations that

Serve Disconnected Youth

 

K-12 and Post-Secondary

Administration

 

Local, Regional and State

Education Leaders

 

Businesses Interested

in Hiring/Working

with Reengaged Youth

 

REGISTER NOW

If you have any questions about the

conference, please contact:

 

Mary Wiener

Manager, Education Services

mwiener@gatewaytocollege.org

971-634-1534

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

8-9am Registration & Breakfast

9-9:30am Conference Kick-Off

9:30-10:30am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adolph Brown

10:30-10:45am Break

10:45am-12:00pm Concurrent Sessions #1

12:00-1:00pm  Lunch

1:00-2:30pm Job Alike Sessions

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-4:00pm Concurrent Sessions #2

4:30-6:00pm Drinks & Networking

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

8:00-8:30am Breakfast

8:30-9:00am Opening

9:00-10:00am Student Panel

10:00-10:15am Break

10:15am-12:00pm Regional Meetings

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:15pm Concurrent Sessions #3

2:15-2:30pm Break

2:30-4:00pm Job Alikes

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

8:00-8:30am Breakfast

8:30-8:45am Opening

8:45-9:00am Break

9:00-10:15am Concurrent Sessions #4

10:15-10:30am Break

10:30-11:30am Job Alikes

11:30-12:00pm Closing

 

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adolph Brown

 

Most can talk it.  Some actually walk it. Then, there are the few who do both... Dr. Adolph Brown is the Founder, President, and CEO of The Leadership & Learning Institute. As a former public school educator & credentialed administrator, full tenured university professor, university dean & businessman, Dr. Brown has studied and worked along side highly successful leaders & educators. He has taken his over 25 years experience and has developed core competencies that are expressed in everything successful business leaders and educators do.

 

Thanks to his hard work, his faith and attitude, and a caring village like you, Adolph has overcome an upbringing of extreme poverty and violence, welfare, fatherlessness, and a single-mother led household to be with you today. Dr. Brown has become one of the world’s most popular speakers with his unique ability to inform as well as entertain. He is famous for his practical toolkit and loved for his inspirational messages. He brings " the content and the crazy!". Dr. Brown blends humorous stories with truisms or “REAL TALK” and research to challenge his audiences to live and work more positively. Through his books, audio & video recordings and television & radio talk shows, audiences and individuals continue to love his powerful message delivered in a singular, unorthodox yet down-to-earth style.

 

Resource Specialist Training: June 29th, 12 - 5pm

 

Register (registration separate from general PLC registration)

If you are a Resource Specialist, please plan on staying until 5pm on the 29th for the special training. This training will focus on the “how to” of holistic student support, drawing from effective practices seen in thriving GtC programs and allowing you to easily incorporate the Principles of Holistic Student Support into your everyday program practice. This training will be highly interactive and will provide you additional time to work with your peers. We ask that both new and veteran resource specialists attend this training as there will be new information and practices to be shared (even for the most seasoned of resource specialists). Although the training is free, please register here so we know how many people will be in attendance, and we can plan lunch accordingly. This registration is separate from the general PLC registration).

 

REGISTRATION & CONFERENCE INFO

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

If you have any questions about the

conference, please contact:

 

Mary Wiener

Manager, Education Services

mwiener@gatewaytocollege.org

971-634-1534

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 

We invite all organizations planning to attend the Peer Learning Conference to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will be 75 minutes long and we encourage you to make them as highly interactive as possible. These workshops are intended for the sharing of best practices as well as the development of new ideas.

 

The focus areas for this year’s conference are:

Increasing Enrollments

Holistic Student Support

Instruction

Stakeholder Engagement

Equity

Sustainability

College Readiness

Marketing & Branding

Staff Management

Student Expectations

Workforce/Career Readiness

 

Submit a Workshop Proposal

Please submit your workshop proposal by April 15th.