Events

June

  • June08

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 1)

    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 1 Starts June 8, 2015

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now
  • June15

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 4)

    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 4 Starts June 15, 2015

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now
  • June30

    Workshop: How to Get a Student Loan Out of Default

    Learn the fundamental principles of borrowing to pay for school and get on the right track through understanding your basic rights and responsibilities. Learn about loan forgiveness options and how to maximize available resources and keep college costs under control.

    When: Tuesday, June 30 at 11:00 am (1 hr)
    Where: Heartland Alliance, 4411 N. Ravenswood, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60640

    The Student Loan Workshop is offered in partnership with Complete the Degree Chicago and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is the financial aid agency in Illinois that administers scholarship and grant programs. ISAC's mission is making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students. Learn more at http://www.isac.org/

    Register now:
    1. Send email to msanford@completethedegree.org with your name and phone number, email address and type of RSVP and title of workshop in subject line.
    OR
    2. Call 312-267-2580 ext. 103 and leave your name, phone number, email address, and the title of the workshop you want to attend.
    Register Now

July

  • July20

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 2)

    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 2 Starts July 20, 2015.

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now

September

  • September08

    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

    Content
    The course content is organized into six Modules, each addressing specific competency areas. Each Module takes two weeks to complete.

    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

    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).

    This course starts September 8, 2015. To learn more, please click here.

    Register Now
  • September21

    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 21, 2015

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now

November

  • November09

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 4)

    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 4 Starts November 9, 2015

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now
  • November18

    CAEL International Conference

    We invite you to join us in Baltimore, Maryland this November for the CAEL International Conference. This year’s theme: “Where to Grow from Here: Scaling What Works for Adult Students”, tackles issues of scalability within educational systems. How do we grow our educational systems to effectively reach greater numbers of adult learners? The conference will be held November 18-20, 2015 at the Baltimore Hilton.

    To learn more, please click here.

    Register Now

December

  • December08

    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

    Content
    The course content is organized into six Modules, each addressing specific competency areas. Each Module takes two weeks to complete.

    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

    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).

    This course starts December 8, 2015. To learn more, please click here.

    Register Now