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CAEL Webinars

May 23rd Webinar: Unlocking Potential: Empowering Older Learners for Lifelong Success

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Join us for an insightful webinar, "Unlocking Potential: Empowering Older Learners for Lifelong Success," hosted by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). In this session, we'll delve into the unique challenges and opportunities facing older learners in today's educational landscape. Our speakers include Jen Schramm, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute, and Dr. Jenni Murphy, Interim Vice President, Enrollment & Engagement at Sacramento State ! Together, they'll share valuable insights, research findings, and practical strategies for engaging and supporting older adults in their educational aspirations. From effective outreach campaigns to navigational guidance, this webinar will explore the multifaceted aspects of attracting and supporting older adults and highlight innovative approaches to promote inclusive, lifelong learning environments. Whether you're an educator, policymaker, employer, or advocate, this webinar offers valuable perspectives for empowering older learners to thrive in their educational journey and beyond.

Bridgett Strickler, VP, Strategic Partnerships, CAEL

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Bridgett Strickler joined CAEL in 2023 as vice president of strategic partnerships. Deeply committed to advancing scalable practices and policies that lead to more equitable outcomes for students of all ages, Strickler helps develop, operationalize, and implement CAEL's strategic partnership strategy.



Jen Schramm, MPhil, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, Senior Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute


Jen Schramm, MPhil, is a senior policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. As part of the Financial Security Team, she identifies policy challenges and opportunities related to workers ages 50 and above. Through research and analyses of emerging employment trends she develops policy options
to inform AARP’s strategy on work and jobs, including helping older workers find and retain jobs. 


Dr. Jenni Murphy, VP, Enrollment & Engagement, Sacramento State

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With over 30 years of experience in a variety of sectors, Dr. Jenni Murphy spent the past 23 years at Sacramento State. She applies her professional background, personal characteristics, and academic training to build and implement strategies that move organizations forward.
Dr. Jenni’s doctoral research focused on state and institutional policies impacting the shortage of postsecondary completions and degree attainment in California.

This research is the foundation for ProjectAttain! a regional non-profit organization working to close the talent deficit by boosting adult credentialing and educational attainment, particularly for minority and under-invested populations. She also serves as a board member for Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, Impact Foundry, and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.