21st Annual “REACH YOUR PEAK” CEIA Academy Training
Tuesday- Thursday, June 7 – 9, 2022
Manor Vail Lodge, Vail, Colorado
Who Should Attend:
Cooperative Education and Internship newcomers with three or less years of experience in the field.
Valuable tools, tips and techniques to incorporate into your program.
Training Sessions Include:
Curriculum development, program management and marketing, employer relationships and development, data management and collection, mentorship, and self advocacy.
All times are Mountain Time.
Note that agenda is subject to change.
5:00 – 9:00 PM Registration/Mixer
Dinner, Vail Manor Lodge
7:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome/Housekeeping Items/Introductions
Appreciating Our Present by Knowing Our Past
A historical perspective of cooperative education and internships, benchmarking key events and contributions. We will provide insight into where we started, what happened and where we are today.
9:30 AM Basecamp: Setting a Course for Your Climb
This session will focus on basic components of a good work-integrated learning program. The presentation will cover the elements of program structure and its relationship to the overall organization. Information will be shared about generating innovative ideas, understanding finances, and data management that will most effectively promote your programs to your stakeholders.
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Basecamp: Setting a Course for Your Climb (continued)
Gaining support is essential to success of your program. This requires a thoughtful, strategic approach every day. This session will explore proven concepts and techniques designed to build the collaboration, partnerships and relationships needed to have others engage and invest in your climb to the peaks. Your program is important to you and your students. Now make it an essential part of your institution, including the faculty. The climb is the journey.
11:45 AM Group Photo and Lunch, Vail Manor Lodge
1:00 PM Calibrating Your Compass: Curriculum Development
While your ascent route will vary from institution to institution, we will go over the common gear via sample syllabi, discuss the pendulum swing between credit-bearing and non-credit/zero-credit courses, and best approaches for anchoring student participants and site supervisors.
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM Calibrating Your Compass: Curriculum Development (continued)
This session will cover technical climbing in enrolling student participants in paid vs. unpaid experiences, course prerequisites, etc. We will also talk about the tension of teaching courses as a faculty vs. staff member.
4:30 PM Wrap-up/Adjourn
5:30 PM Group Dining Experience in Vail (pay your own way)
7:30 AM Breakfast, Vail Manor Lodge
8:30 AM Making the Trek: Employer Relationships & Development
You cannot reach the peak if you are not prepared and equipped for your first ascent. More importantly, you cannot do it alone. Using a team approach, you will develop a plan to create and implement an employer development and relations approach that will work on your campus for your student stakeholders.
9:30 AM Refreshment break
9:45 AM View from the Peak: Lean on the Experts
Visionary thought is the spark that trigger innovation and creates positive change. Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, distinguish yourself from the pack by leveraging your professional network through CEIA. This seminar will help you learn when to reach out for techniques and moves to navigate the inevitable hazards that will block your planned route.
Noon Wrap Up/Evaluation/Adjourn
Registration includes all sessions, Tuesday cookout, Wednesday breakfast and lunch and Thursday breakfast. Registration closes on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. EST.
CEIA Members: $350 *must be a 2022 paid CEIA member to be eligible for this registration.
CEIA Non-Members: $450 *(Join CEIA before you register to receive member discounts on this and future events!)
NOTE: Active CEIA Members from Region 4 are eligible to apply for a registration scholarship to participate in a CEIA Academy program. Region 4 includes members from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The scholarship will cover the cost of the registration fee for any Academy training session. Awardees will be responsible for all other costs to attend.
For more information, please go to the MCEIA FUND page: https://www.ceiainc.org/resources/mceia-fund/