Now in its 46th year, the CAEL Conference is widely known as the leading place to support adult
learners through PLA and Credit for Prior Learning advancement. But it's also a place where leaders
across the work-learn-earn spectrum make necessary connections between education and career
success to generate the powerful ideas that promote sustainable and equitable economic growth to
transform individuals and help communities thrive.
Get inspired to innovate.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, CENTRE FOR THE NEW WORKFORCE AT SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
“The coronavirus has acted as an accelerant in our transformation to digital. Within two weeks of the World Health Organization declaring this a global pandemic, entire companies transitioned to distributed workforces while full school systems from K-12 through higher ed and learning and development organizations converted to online learning. This is incredible adaptation at scale showing us a glimmer of what we are capable of doing.”
FOUNDER AND CEO AT STUDENT-READY STRATEGIES
“As a result of the global pandemic, millions of adults are finding themselves unemployed or underemployed. Many of them will turn to higher education as a path to a credential and better job opportunities, and it’s imperative that institutions are ready to support them. I’m excited to share strategies that will help colleges and universities put needed structures in place, making it possible for more adult learners to meet their academic goals and get back into the workforce.”
HEAD, AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER, US
“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”
ANDRE BENNIN (WGU/NewU Ventures), DARA WARN (Penn Foster), SCOTT FLEMING (Strada Education Network), LOU PUGLIESE (UMGC), and KIP WRIGHT (Genuent)
COVID has amplified workers' need to continuously upskill themselves to prepare for the future of work and learners' need to map training and coursework to in-demand skills for growing careers. Join us to hear from experts on how learning providers, employers, technology, and data can work together to meet the evolving needs of learners and workers in the COVID era.
How the Online Classroom is Different*
Marketing Strategies: Attracting Adult Learners*
Marketing Strategies: The state of credentialing in higher education and industry, and how the two sides can work together*
Marketing Strategies: Using product differentiation and social media to enhance your outreach*
Using the Flipped Approach for Synchronous Online Learning*
Improving Programs with Labor Market Data: How labor market data can improve student outcomes*
Built Competently: Leveraging Quality Standards in Competency-Based Education (CBE) Programs*
CAEL's Welcome Address
Adaption Advantage: Leading in a Post Pandemic World
Q&A with Heather McGowan*
Cambridge International AS and A Level Examinations: A “New” Option for Credit for Prior Learning
PLA on a Shoestring
Working Adult Learner Support
CapEd Consultative Approach to Re-Imagining Online Learning
A New Learning Ecosystem for the COVID Era
Using Learning Design to Reimagine the Student Experience
Regional Campus Collaboration to Nurture an Adult Friendly Campus Experience
Texas Two-Year College Faculty Perceptions of Prior Learning Assessment
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From Crisis to Catalyst: Accelerating Student-Ready Transformation in Turbulent Times
Q&A with Sarah Ancel*
Making the Most of the PLA Boost. Now that we have the new research findings on PLA, how can we make the most of them?
Covid Wisdom - Adult Learners reflect on going to school during the Covid Pandemic
The Growth of Technology and Preparing the Workforce of the Future
8-week and other Accelerated Formats for Adults: Why this format has become more critical, especially now
Building Bridges Using PLA
Mapping Curriculum to the Language of the Labor Market: Why Skills Matter in Higher Education
Strengthening Institution and Employer Partnerships for the Betterment of Employees
Preparing Students for the Future of Work
Q&A with Shanika Hope*
Continuing Education’s Role in Defining Higher Ed’s New Normal
Latino Adult Student Success Academy: Driving opportunities to support enrollment, persistence, and completion of adult Latino students
Virtual Project-Based Experiential Learning for Adult Learners
Why Attracting and Retaining Adult Learners Starts with Exceptional Career Services
Recruiting, Reengaging and Reenrolling Stopped-Out Students Amidst COVID-19
Accelerating change: How listening to adult learners can supercharge your efforts to achieve more equitable outcomes
Model Pathways: Lessons Learned from an Online Workforce Associate Degree
The Positive Impact of Employer Education Benefit Programs
Calling for a global convening of leaders, experts and changemakers
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the CAEL Conference has been reimagined as a virtual event, free to all CAEL members. We'll gather as one community, risk-free, to chart the course to recovery where every adult has a pathway to lifelong learning and meaningful work.View the schedule
You’ll have the opportunity to engage with our experts who will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies, and tactics. If you’re focused on implementing change, we've got you covered.Meet the speakers
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