Beth Gardner and Tony Palmieri, Valley College

The Gainful Employment regulation is a brutal reality. Think you’re safe? Think again. Your numbers may not be what you think they are. The only way to save your students and your school from this harmful regulation is to ask for the help of your local members of Congress. We must influence their actions as Congress begins work to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. It’s not rocket science but it requires work. This session will start with a brief review of a few elements of GE and how they affect your numbers – you may not believe your eyes! Then we will show you a proven, step by step method for finding and inviting your legislators and hosting an impactful visit. These are OUR representatives and they CARE about their constituents. We and our students have a great story to tell. Let us give you all the resources to spread the truth about our positive impact on the people and businesses in the communities we serve.

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Martin Atkins and Dr. Michele Ernst, SAE Institute

Today’s students come to the classroom with many distractions, challenging even the more seasoned instructors with how to get their attention. In this presentation, Martin and Michele will share tips to engage the new learner, including sharing the learning theories that support these innovative ideas. This presentation is for faculty who are interested in learning about new ways to engage, motivate and, in some ways, entertain their learners.

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Sponsored by Pearson

Sustainability and Wellness as Tools for
Differentiation in the Market

Did you know that 80% of young professionals would like to work in a green job and that by 2038, the
United States is expected to have 4.2 million new green jobs? This is five times today’s current count.
With green jobs outpacing the growth of other sectors, there is a bigger need than ever to integrate
sustainability into corporate cultures and core offerings.

CSPEN has offered members of the NWCCF to join this free webinar, sponsored by Pearson. Your hosts,
Kristin Ferguson and Margo Street from the U.S. Green Building Council will discuss recent trends in job
creation and employability as well as how corporate cultures can create a market advantage for
companies embracing sustainability and wellness.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. 1. Identify tools that support leadership in sustainability, health and wellness.
  2. 2. Describe the changing landscape of employability, recruitment and retention.
  3. 3. Use sustainability and wellness to reinvigorate corporate cultures.
  4. 4. Differentiate yourself through leadership initiatives from the competition to your customers.

Tuesday, February 2nd
10:00 AM (Pacific)

This webinar is being offered at no cost to NWCCF and CSPEN members, but you must register to


Call-in instructions will be emailed after registering. A certificate of attendance will be electronically sent upon completion of the event.

For more information call 360.292.4798