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2015 Region South Conference

  • Thursday, May 07, 2015
  • 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Poolside Cafe, M Building (Shenker Hall), LaGuardia Community College


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2015 Region South Conference

9:45am-10:15am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
10:15am-10:25am Welcome & Introduction 
Welcome to LaGuardia Community College: Jane E. Schulman, Vice President of Adult and Continuing Education

Welcome from Queens College: Dr. Steven Schwarz, Associate Provost
Welcome from CEANY: Diane Gahagan and Jane MacKillop, Co-Chairs, CEANY Region South 


Keynote Speaker: Stacie Evans, Literacy Advisor, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, focuses on education and training policy. Ms. Evans is responsible for ensuring coordination between adult literacy and workforce programs.

Presentation Topic: “Career Pathways: One City Working Together.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major shift in workforce development to better train New Yorkers for quality, career-track jobs in fast growing fields.  The Career Pathways report released by the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development details the administration’s 10-point plan to invest in middle-skill job training for up to 30,000 people each year, prioritize good-paying, full-time job placements at workforce agencies, and require companies doing business with the City to move New Yorkers to the front of the hiring line. Nearly one million working New Yorkers – a quarter of the entire labor force – earn less than $20,000 per year.  At the same time, employers in fast-growing, high-paying fields are confronting a shortage of skilled workers.  There is tremendous opportunity for the City, working through its robust workforce system, to equip more New Yorkers with skills for high-quality jobs that employers need to fill.  
11:30am-11:50am Break & Fall 2015 Conference Update
Fern Chan, CEANY Vice-President

Speaker: Robert Lawrence Friedman, MA, President of Stress Solutions Inc. and author of “How to Relax in 60 Seconds or Less” (Healthy Learning, 2011) and the innovative software program – “Relaxation on Demand” as well as articles on stress management for major news and magazine publications. Robert has appeared on national and international television and media. 

Don’t let stress spoil your day!

In this interactive, stress-reducing seminar we will:

  • Practice numerous research-proven relaxation techniques;
  • Learn how to cultivate a more positive and optimistic state of mind;
  • Learn how to become stress hardy;
  • Learn strategies and techniques for creating internal stress blocks that literally create a wall between them and their stressors.  

12:50pm-1:55pm Lunch & Informal Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session Special Interest Groups:

  • Emerging trends in ESL
  • New workforce development programs and/or industry partnerships 
  • Professional and Continuing Studies and Credit College Collaborations – Non-credit to credit best practices
  • Financial Understanding and Sustainability for Professional Studies Programs

·         TASC – year two updates

2:00pm Farewell & Wrap-up

LaGuardia Community College
CUNY Division of Adult and Continuing Education 
31-10 Thomson Avenue 
Long Island City, NY 11101 
718-482-5302 (phone)
Meeting Location: Poolside Cafe, M Building (Shenker Hall)

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