If you are interested in any of the following workshops, contact the VP for Professional Development.
Community College Co-ops & Internships
Cooperative education at two-year schools often offers challenges, as well as opportunities, which are unique to those institutions. This presentation will focus on meeting and overcoming those challenges and discovering the opportunities. Real examples from the facilitator and the participants will be discussed. The session moves from finding solutions to exploring the hidden advantages unique to community colleges and students which can help your institution, be even more competitive in today’s economy.
Developing Faculty Relations and Support for Co-op and Internships
Learn ways to get support for your program from faculty and administrators, discuss fostering faculty research and scholarly activities, learn about implementation and assessment of learning modules, encourage communication between academia and experience-based learning practitioners, examine the coordination and generation of grant applications, consider the establishment of seminars, workshops and certificates and coordination of internship and cooperative education course development.
For Employers: Creating a Quality Internship Program for Your Company
The advantages of developing an internship or cooperative education program for your corporation, business or non-profit organization are many. An effective program will aid you in tapping into state of the art knowledge, and to identify, hire and retain excellent workers for the future. But how do you build a program that works for your managers and the intern? This program is designed to aid you in: identifying what your organizations specific needs are, developing a training program to fit those needs, identifying and training managers to work with and understand the phases of student development in experiential learning, and discussing some of the best practices used in various organizations throughout the country.
Effective Marketing of your Experiential Education Program
Ways to get your good news out internally and externally through promotion and publicity strategies to include the development of a comprehensive marketing plan; development of newsletter and brochure; and 89 Ways to Market Co-ops and Internships.
Nuts & Bolts of an Internship or Cooperative Education Program
The fundamental elements of an internship and/or cooperative education program that meets the need of your organization is discussed in this program. It is designed to be an interactive session for beginners who need a comprehensive grasp, for new professionals who would like to refresh skills, or even more experienced professionals who may want to improve orientation for their new staff.
Outcomes Assessment: Learning from Working
This session focuses on the academic approach to work-integrated learning and the benefits to students, the program, and the institution. Participants will be introduced to outcomes assessment opportunities and how they connect with optimized student learning. Goals and strategies to monitor and evaluate learning outcomes will also be discussed.
Risk Management for Internships and Community-Based Learning Programs
Perhaps the scariest question is also the easiest to ignore: what if…? This program will address legal issues and concerns that are fundamental to a quality experiential learning program. Co-op and internship professionals will be guided through a series of exercises to assess areas of legal vulnerability and develop strategies for addressing them.
Technology as an Effective Tool in Experiential Education
Technology is a useful tool in experiential education and will be explored in this program. For example, make use of Blackboard or similar technology to stay in touch beyond the classroom to encourage depth of learning between interns. Help your interns to help themselves develop into creative problem solvers and critical thinkers.
Request a Program to Fit Your Needs
Request a program based on a need or interest for your organization, campus program or employer program. After consultation, our trainers will do the research and develop a program based on the most recent information in experiential education that is available at the time.