Call for Presentations


The Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) invites you to submit a proposal for a one-hour session or 30-minute break-out session at the 2015 Annual Conference to be held February 11-13, 2015, in Chicago, IL.


ICCHE Mission: The Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) is a comprehensive organization of continuing higher education representing all regions of the state of Illinois. Founded in 1975, ICCHE is the only organization in Illinois whose membership includes two and four year colleges and universities, both public and private. ICCHE was established in response to related social, political, and educational issues of the era and continues to evolve, sensitive to institutional, legislative, and stakeholder concerns.

This year’s conference theme, ICCHE 40th Anniversary: Tell Our Story, supports the mission of ICCHE. The conference is promoted to all members of ICCHE – as well as other professionals at all colleges and universities throughout Illinois. Conference attendees will be involved in active and participatory sessions during the conference.

Presentation Criteria

The criteria for selection include the following:

  • Clarity in describing purpose, objectives, outcomes, content and strategies for involvement & learning
  • Adherence to proposal guidelines and requirements
  • Value of the session to the audience and the profession
  • Qualifications of the presenter(s)
  • Student submissions are welcomed

Recommended Topics

We welcome proposals from all disciplines. Specific topics that may be of interest include:

  • Analysis of Big Data
  • Succession Planning
  • Governance and higher education structure – how to remain relevant and change quickly
  • How are mobile learning and web apps affecting continuing and higher education
  • Entrepreneurship in higher education
  • The Difference Between Workforce Development and Job Training
  • Community Enrichment
  • Marketing, Funding, Profit Center Operations, Staff Professional Development
  • Certificate Programs and Industry Certifications
  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Leveraging Partnerships
  • Effective Needs Assessment Techniques
  • Corporate Training
  • Demonstrating ROI for Training
  • Effective Online Evaluation Tools
  • Blended and Online Learning
  • Degree Paths Articulation – Career Pathways
  • Apprenticeship/Mentorship Models
  • Flipped Classroom Models
  • Successful Non-Credit/Credit Programing
  • Distance Education – Online Course Development – Challenges and Benefits
  • Performance Dashboards
  • Industry-Focused Training (Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy, Information Systems)
  • Lifestyle Programs
  • Youth Camps and Programs
  • Senior Programs
  • Organizational Structure for CE
  • Business Plan Development
  • Program Management and Evaluation
  • Efficiencies in Processes – Lean Funding Models for Self Sustaining Programs
  • Sales Strategies and Staffing Models
  • Accountability Measures

Fees, Reimbursements, Honoraria

Neither honoraria nor expenses are available for general session presenters. Conference presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay applicable fees.

To Submit

Submission Deadline: Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014. Primary contacts will be notified of proposal status by October 10, 2013.

The ICCHE Conference committee reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals at its discretion. Submission of a proposal does not indicate an acceptance or invitation to present.