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Get Details About Our Annual CAEL Conference

Career and Education Advising Certification

CAEL and Indiana University have partnered to develop an online, instructor-led course designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults. 

This 12-week intensive course covers the following key topics:

  • Apply career development theory to your work
  • Advising Adults: Approaches and Competencies
  • Exploring Career and Education Options
  • Advising Diverse Populations: understanding social, cultural and economic contexts
  • Advise a diverse workforce
  • The Career Planning Process: assessment; data-gathering; goal-setting; action plan
  • Ethics in Advising
  • Capstone: You will be required to exhibit understanding of the skills necessary for providing successful career and education advising

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Adult Learner Academy

CAEL’s Adult Learner Academy strengthens your institution’s efforts to attract and support the growing population of nontraditional students. Encompassing a series of workshops, led by expert practitioners and covering a range of topics relevant to all colleges and universities, participants gain valuable insight and best practices for effectively serving adult learners.

The following workshops will be offered at the Adult Learner Academy in Chicago:

  • Faculty Assessor Training
  • PLA Master Class
  • Focusing on the Outcomes: Designing and Assessing Course Outcomes through Prior Learning Assessment
  • Applying Prior Learning Assessment to Military Student Degree Plans
  • Addressing Accessibility and Usability
  • Design That Welcomes Your Learners

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Professional Development Package

Invest in Staff Development to Better Serve Adult Learners

The Professional Development Package supplements your CAEL Institutional/System Membership, offering significant savings for multiple staff members on CAEL’s robust professional development offerings throughout the year.

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From the Ground Up: Building the Foundations of a PLA Program

This workshop is designed to cover all the questions you have about prior learning assessment but were afraid to ask!

Designed as an introduction to prior learning assessment, the workshop will lay a foundation by exploring the different opportunities students have to demonstrate their knowledge and learning, and the impact PLA has on organizational practices and student success.

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