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2013 Region South Meeting

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Fashion Institute of Technology: 27th Street at 7th Avenue, NYC


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CEANY 2013 Region South Meeting
Thursday, June 20th from 9am-2pm
at the Fashion Institute of Technology

We hope you will join us for a day of learning, discussion, networking and, of course, fun at the CEANY 2013 Region South Meeting, to be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology on June 20th.
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY): 27th Street at 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001.
  • FIT is easily accessible by multiple transit systems, including the subway, LIRR, PATH trains, New Jersey Transit, MetroNorth Railroad, Port Authority buses, and more.  Click here for detailed directions to FIT.
  • Once you arrive on campus, enter the Feldman Center (in the middle of the block) and take the elevator to the 9th floor.
  • Paid parking lots are located on West 26th between 7th and 8th Avenues, West 28th between 7th and 8th Avenues, and West 28th between 6th Avenue and Broadway.



The Living Room & Board Room (Feldman Center Rooms C-903 & C-904)
9:20am-9:30am WELCOME

-Dr. Giacomo "Jack" Oliva, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Fashion Institute of Technology

The Living Room & Board Room (Feldman Center Rooms C-903 & C-904)
9:30am-10:20am CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1

Business & Liberal Arts Center Room B-819:
Sticking to Your Knitting: Non-Credit Programs as a Marketing Tool for Your College
     Learn to create programs that are built on your institution's greatest strengths.  By focusing your programming on areas your college already has expertise in, you can raise your profile among administration, market the rest of your institution's programs, and reduce expenses by combining resources.
-Joan Volpe, Managing Coordinator of the Center for Professional Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology
     Joan Volpe manages FIT's Center for Professional Studies while serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Fashion Merchandising Management department.  She oversees the creation, development, promotion, registration and financial management of over 500 short programs annually.  A veteran of the fashion industry, Joan is also active in a variety of professional fashion and retail associations.  She holds a bachelors degree from Caldwell College, and a Master of Arts from the New School.
-Chris Helm, Coordinator of the Enterprise Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology
     Christine Helm is coordinator of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Enterprise Center where she develops credit and non-credit programs for creative entrepreneurs including up to the minute design software. She is a member of FIT’s Sustainability Council and over the two years has developed a popular Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs certificate program. This past year she hosted the first two biannual “City Source: Fashion Manufacturing in New York,” shows. This local supplier’s expo supports garment center manufacturers and the young designers who rely on them. Working closely with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, she spearheaded FIT’s business acceleration program for emerging fashion talent, Design Entrepreneurs NYC.
     In addition to her work at FIT, she is on the faculty of the East Side Institute where she has the opportunity to philosophize with students from around the globe on broader issues of human development and growth. She earned an M.A. in Anthropology and Education and M.Ed. in Applied Anthropology at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Business & Liberal Arts Center Room B-860:
Say Goodbye to the GED
     New York State is saying goodbye to the GED exam. As of January 1, 2014, students who wish to obtain a New York State high school equivalency diploma will have to take the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion). In this workshop, you will learn about NYSED’s new exam, the future of the GED exam, and ways that you can begin to help your students prepare for the changes. In addition, you will learn about the Common Core Standards and how they will impact the new exam.
-Kate Brandt, Professional Development Coordinator
     Kate Brandt has served as BE/HSE Professional Development Coordinator for the City University of New York Adult Literacy Program for the last ten years. She and Mark Trushkowsky also coordinate the CUNY Common Core Initiative for Adults (CUNY CCI), funded through the Booth Ferris Foundation, which was established to provide training to adult educators in New York City in preparation for the implementation of higher standards in HSE assessment.
-Mark Trushkowsky
     Mark Trushkowsky began his work in adult literacy at CUNY in 2001, teaching reading, writing and history to low level readers and math to GED students. He has been the Mathematics Professional Development Coordinator for the CUNY Adult Literacy and HSE Program since 2009.

10:30am-11:20am CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2

Business & Liberal Arts Center Room B-819:
The Message, The Process, and Analyzing Results: Synchronizing Efforts to Improve Retention
     Nonprofits and educational institutions are aware that marketing is important. Thousands of dollars are spent on materials, radio and TV ads, and mailings, yet the message is not synchronized with the organization’s intake process, mission, or desired outcome. As a result, what begins as a flashy, glossy presentation becomes a watered-down and unclear message.
     In this session, we will debunk the myth of the “unlimited marketing budget” as the only way to improve recruitment and retention. We will also explore how an internal and external communication plan (the message, the intake process, and analyzing results) can offer a much greater return.
-Keyla E. Kirton, Coordinator of Recruitment, Research & Development at the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center
     Keyla E. Kirton is an organizational innovation/change professional with a focus on marketing, promotions, and strategic planning. Her expertise is in helping government programs make practical changes that improve their outcomes and transform their organizational culture positively. Keyla possesses a masters in organizational leadership from Nyack College and a bachelors in English and journalism from York College, CUNY. She is the principal consultant for Dime Consulting, an agency that offers strategic advice and branding for small businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profits.

Business & Liberal Arts Center Room B-860:
The After School Academy: Achieving Excellence through Community Partnerships and STE@M
*Establish and maintain a symbiotic relationship with the partners (venue, elementary school, campus, and community)
*The professional development of teachers and staff
*Curriculum and program development using STE@M
*Partnership with Office of Academic Service-Learning
-Jacqueline Montgomery, Program Director for Kids College at Queensborough Community College


The Board Room (Feldman Center Room C-903)

1:00pm-2:00pm GUIDED TOUR

The Museum at FIT

Questions? Contact:
Nathan Bullock

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