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Connecting Credentials: The Brave New World of Competencies and Credentials
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When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
12pm - 1pm MT
Where: United States

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Presenters:  Katie Hall, Communications Director, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW)

Katie directs communications for CSW, including strategic messaging, branding, digital and print collateral, event support and project-specific coordination. Katie also serves as communications director for the Connecting Credentials Initiative, a Lumina-funded national campaign to transform the credentialing ecosystem in the United States. Katie is the project manager of the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance (TA3), which is a network of community and technical colleges in the U.S. and Europe promoting international learning exchange and the sharing of best practices. She has coordinated international symposiums in Indianapolis, IN, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Birmingham, AL, and planning for the June 2017 event in Dordrecht, Netherlands is underway. Katie has conducted research on credentialing reform, community college innovation, organizational effectiveness, and international best practices in technical education.

Description: Are you interested in learning more about new ways to evaluate students' progress and success? This webinar will provide an overview of the Lumina Foundation-funded Connecting Credentials initiative, which focuses on building learning-based credentialing systems that effectively assess both academic achievements and non-academic skills and talents.

We'll discuss Connecting Credentials' current national campaign and their Beta Credentials Framework, a tool for assessing competency. We'll also share about partner initiatives and specific ways members can get involved.

Participants will receive real-time updates on how credentialing is changing and evolving in the US and have opportunities to ask questions about alternative and new forms of credentials and learning.

Thank you to the following organizations for their generous support!

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