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Fostering Connections Between Industry and Academia

9:00 to 9:30 - Opening Session

9:30 to 10:30 - Keynote Presentation

Joseph Barela, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment


10:30 to 11:30 - Session #1


Make and Model: Ten Tips for Designing and Facilitating Zoom Training for Adults
John O'Malley and Lindsay Brunhofer, University of Denver

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Building a Secure Future in Uncertain Times: Growing Colorado's First Registered Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Yarrow Spitzfaden and Mary Ann Tillman, Red Rocks Community College

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Reaching Every Learner: Discovering the World of Accessibility 

Gaye Horne and Danielle Ongart, Colorado Department of Education

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Metacognition to Threshold Concepts: Linking Student Learning with Instructional Pedagogy

Ann McCalley and Neecee Matthews-Bradshaw, Community College of Denver

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11:30 to 11:45 - "Grab Your Lunch" Break

11:45 to 12:45 - Roundtable

12:45 to 1:45 - Affinity Group Breakout Sessions

1:45 to 2:45 - Session #2

Today's Workforce Needs Tomorrow's Skills

Ellen Leher, Trilogy Education Services & Renae Jacob, Center for Professional Development, University of Denver

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But I Can't Do That Online!

Kerry Floyd, Catherine Sailer, Michael Ballard, and Drew Ritchie, University of Denver

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Education and Career Exploration Informed by Data and Return on Investment - My Colorado Journey

Michael Vente and Julia Pirnack, Colorado Department of Higher Education

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Connecting Alternative Credentials, Competencies, & Upskilling to the Skill-Based Workforce

Rose Beane and Stephen Petrone, Community College of Denver & Trevor Pruitt, Colorado Skillful | Markle

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2:45 to 3:45 - Session #3

Creating Cultures of Emotional Intelligence: Helping Young Adults Thrive, Not Just Survive

Nathan Lindsay, Regional Transportation District

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Drive Active Teaching and Learning with Video-Based Projects

Lisa Joslyn and Ann McCalley, Community College of Denver

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Identical Yet Inclusive: Fostering Inclusive Excellence at a Service Academy

Kim Hosler and Marc Napolitano, United States Air Force Academy 

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Bring Your Work to School and Your School to Work!

Rachel Rogers and Bobbie Kite, University of Denver 

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3:45 to 4:00 - Closing Session

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