The Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) and the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) invite you to submit a proposal for a 45 minute breakout session at the 2017 Annual Conference to be held February 8-10, 2017, in Chicago, IL.
This year’s conference theme is Persistence, Perseverance, and Success in Continuing Education. The conference is promoted to all members of ICCHE and ACHE Great Lakes Region– as well as other professionals at all colleges and universities throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin & Central Ontario.
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
Prepare a brief proposal describing your topic and identifying the presenter(s). Submissions must include:
Brief Session Description
Presenter’s Name and Organization
Presenter’s Contact Information
Thank you for your consideration to be part of this annual event. Please submit proposal online. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 10, 2016. Individuals will be notified by Dec. 10, 2016.
We welcome proposals from all disciplines. Specific topics that may be of interest include:
Blended and Online Learning
Business Plan Development
Certificate Programs and Industry Certifications
Changing Economic Climate and the Effect in Higher Education
Customer Relationship Management Best Practices
Degree Paths Articulation – Career Pathways
Demonstrating ROI for Training
Distance Education – Online Course Development – Challenges and Benefits
Effective Needs Assessment Techniques
Effective Online Evaluation Tools
Efficiencies in Processes – Lean Funding Models for Self-Sustaining Programs
Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
Flipped Classroom Models
Governance and Higher Education Structure – How to Remain Relevant and Change Quickly
Industry-Focused Training (Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy, Information Systems)
Innovation in Continuing Education
Leadership in Higher Education
Marketing, Funding, Profit Center Operations, Staff Professional Development
Organizational Structure for Continuing Education
Program Management and Evaluation
Sales Strategies and Staffing Models
Successful Non-Credit/Credit Programing
The Difference Between Workforce Development and Job Training
The Effects of Mobile Learning and Web Apps in Continuing Education
Youth Camps and Programs
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. Presenters will receive the pre-registration rate. In addition, they will receive the discounted hotel rate of $79/night with additional costs for parking.
The ICCHE-ACHE 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.
About ICCHE and ACHE
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.
ACHE is dedicated to promoting lifelong learning and excellence in continuing higher education. As an organization of colleges, universities, and individuals, we encourage professional development, research and exchange of information for its members and continuing higher education as a means of enhancing and improving society.