2018 REGION SOUTH CONFERENCE
Thank you for attending the 2018 Region South Conference
Held at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY on Monday, May 21st.
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The bright sunny day began with a hot breakfast at the Region South Conference where more than 70 CEANY members attended from various CUNY and SUNY schools.
Co-Chairs Christine Zagari-LoPorto and George Rosales welcomed everyone to the event.
Dr. Reza Fakhari, Vice President of the Office of Continuing Education, Workforce Development and Strategic Community Partnerships welcomed attendees to KCC and provided some insight on the college history and population.
Next up was CEANY President Jill Pippin Dean of Extended Learning for SUNY Oswego who spoke a bit about the CEANY association, events, webinars and the upcoming November Annual Conference.
Vice President Reza Fakhari Dean Jill Pippin, CEANY President
The theme of the conference was "Lifelong Learning- The Gig Economy and The Changing Face of the Non-Traditional Learner." Keynote speaker Ms. Melinda Mack, Executive Director of the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, presented on this topic, highlighting the three areas in which we as Continuing Education and Workforce professionals need to focus- Millennials, Technology and the Gig Economy.
To review the Presentation that Ms. Melinda Mack provided, click here.
After Melinda's presentation, a delicious hot lunch was served and attendees took some time to network and chat on the ocean front patio!
Next up was Dr. Lucia Alcantara, President and Founder of Futures Tomorrow Consulting.
Dr. Alcantara started the session with a critical conversation about the changing face of adult learners. She then provided a highly interactive session were attendees engaged with provoking reflections and critical thought that motivated them to think differently about how they work with adult learners; all while partaking in various forms of professional development activities. To review the presentation that Dr. Lucia Alcantara provided, please click here.
After dessert, attendees had the chance to attend a Urban Farm Tour, which is the campuses 1/4 acre organic farm that provides vegetables, herbs and plants to the Culinary Arts program, the KCC students, staff and faculty.
Overall, the Region South Conference was a huge success and we hope that all of the attendees found value in attending and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Annual Conference!