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Training & Events

Professional Development & Training


To promote professional development opportunities for our stakeholders, CAEL offers a variety of self-paced and live, online learning experiences. Whether you opt for micro-learning or a longer, workshop-format experience, our training focuses on increasing your knowledge and providing you with best practices to support your work with adult learners.

Instructor-Led Training

CAEL has developed several online training courses that are delivered asynchronously (when convenient for you), with portions led by live instructors. Participation includes watching presentations, reading content, completing activities and projects, and discussing topics with fellow students in community forums. 


The Work-Learn-Earn Ecosystem: Building Partnerships for Community Growth

This four-week asynchronous online course explores how employers, postsecondary education and workforce development entities must act in partnership to provide high-quality job training as the country experiences a significant increase in short-term occupational skills training programs tied to in-demand employment, particularly for historically underrepresented communities. 

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the roles of workforce development and postsecondary education to support increasing equity,  career and skill development resources and services, etc.
  • Examine key concepts related to workforce and economic development, including the Principles of a Healthy Workforce Ecosystem.
  • Explore higher education's role in the workforce ecosystem.
  • Develop/strengthen ecosystem partnerships.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for employers, postsecondary education and workforce development entities to learn from each other and work together to grow communities.

Join us for our first cohort on February 26th, 2024. Registration opening soon!


CAEL is offers a series of microcourses for our members. These are professional development experiences that build capabilities for better support of adult learners.

Self-paced and designed to be completed in less than an hour, each microcourse provides a high-level overview of a specific topic of interest. The courses incorporate subject matter expert interviews that feature both industry and postsecondary education perspectives. They also offer best practices in the form of toolkits, job aids, and case studies. All microcourses are free to CAEL members.