• August05

    Free Webinar: Structuring Your Corporate Workforce Planning Efforts

    Perceived lack of advancement opportunity is a primary reason why employees leave their current employers. On the plus side, more than half of corporate staff would consider lateral movement within their organization to advance their careers. However, few corporations provide employees with the visibility and tools needed to chart their own careers. 
    Improving the transparency and structure of a corporation’s career progression map, both for upward and lateral movement…
    • Improves employee engagement and retention;
    • Provides a competitive advantage for recruitment efforts; and
    • Helps ensure the investment you are making in your talent provides the greatest long-term value to your organization. 
    During this live, one-hour webinar, Pam Tate, CEO and President of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and Jeff Carpenter, Founder and Principal of Caveo Learning, will use real-world best practices and case studies to outline strategies and top-level solutions for developing and rolling out a transparent and intuitive career planning structure. Learn more about this webinar by clicking here or register here.
    This webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am Central time.
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  • September02

    Career and Education Advisor Certification

    CAEL and Indiana University have developed an online, instructor-led course designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults. Participants will learn how to:

    • Apply career development theory to your work
    • Assess the value of education and training related to career choice
    • Gather labor market data to assist with career planning and advising
    • Help others develop a career plan
    • Advise a diverse workforce
    • Deal with ethical issues
    • Help adults leverage social networking tools

    Course Organization

    The course content is organized into five Modules, each addressing one of the competency areas. Each Module takes two weeks to complete. There is an additional two weeks at the end of the course devoted to the final project presentation and review.

    Module 1: Foundations of Career Development Theory
    Module 2: Education and Training for Adults
    Module 3: Data Gathering for Career Planning
    Module 4: The Career Planning Process
    Module 5: Advising a Diverse Workforce; Social Networking; Ethics in Advising

    Final Project
    As a capstone, you will also have the opportunity to exhibit understanding of the skills necessary for providing successful career and education advising that meet the needs of the individual, specific companies or organizations, where appropriate, and the workforce as a whole.
    This final week provides a separate space and time for presentation of final projects and to review each others’ projects and provide feedback.

    The course is delivered online in a mostly asynchronous manner. This means that you can participate by watching presentations, reading content, completing activities, reflecting, writing, and discussing topics with your fellow students in the community forums at a time that is convenient for you. There will be options for live interaction with the course facilitator and other participants each module. These options are highly recommended but, because we recognize the difficulty in finding times that work with everyone’s schedules, they are not required.

    Each Module includes the following learning activities:
    • Required reading and watching/listening to a presentation on the module topic
    • An application assignment where you have the opportunity to apply what you are learning in your own context
    • A community activity where you interact with other students discussing aspects of the module topic
    • An optional synchronous (live) Online Meeting with your instructor and other students
    • A knowledge assessment in the form of an online quiz

    Continuing Education Credit
    The total anticipated contact time for this course is 90 contact hours (9.0 CEU’s for organizations awarding CEU’s for the instruction).

    *Please note that this course will require you to devote 10-15 hours per week on average for reading and assignments.*

    Next class starts on September 2, 2014!

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  • September22

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 3)

    Learn to develop a professional portfolio assessment system for your institution, or strengthen your institution’s existing prior learning assessment (PLA) programs, by completing the online PLA certificate program. Offered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and DePaul University this program provides the basic tools to develop skills and procedures for assessing adults’ prior learning. The program is delivered over the Internet, allowing you to participate at any time, from any place, all you need is e-mail capability and a web browser.

    The PLA certificate program consists of web-based workshops each with 4-7 modules. During each workshop, participants work through a series of structured activities employing online and off-line materials. Each group of participants is assigned an online consultant to facilitate learning and provide feedback. Participants may discuss issued and activities within their learning group.

    Completion of the first two workshops leads to a Certificate of Professional Achievement as a Prior Learning Assessor. Participants who successfully complete all four facilitated workshops will be granted a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment.

    Workshop 3 Starts September 22, 2014

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

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  • November12

    CAEL International Conference 2014

    At CAEL's 2014 International Conference we will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary.

    The theme of the conference, "Mobilize Learners. Revolutionize Assessment", reflects this pivotal point in our efforts to provide more adults access to higher education. The conference will be held November 12-14, 2014 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago.

    The annual conference of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) brings together 500 participants to learn, network, and work together to make lifelong learning accessible to adults around the world. Attendees include college faculty and administrators, HR professionals, workforce developers and representatives from labor and government.

    To learn more, please click here.

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    CAEL 40th Anniversary Gala

     As we continue to commemorate our 40th anniversary, CAEL will be hosting a special gala during our annual conference. The gala will be held at the renowned Art Institute of Chicago. We will be celebrating in the opulent Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room which was originally built in the 1890s. CAEL gala attendees will have private access to three of the Art Institute’s galleries: Chagall’s America Windows, American Modern Art (1900-1950) and the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine collections.

    The gala will take place on Wednesday, November 12th and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Semi-formal attire is requested. Hors d'oeuvres will be plentiful and a cash bar will be available, as well as live entertainment. The gala is free to all registered conference attendees. Additional guests are welcome and will be charged a fee of $50 per individual. 

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