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Wednesday, November 6

Fred Bayley

As LERN Senior Consultant for over the last 15 years, 90% of the continuing and community education professionals who have become LERN Certified Program Planners have been trained by Fred Bayley. Hailing from North Carolina, Fred was the Dean of Continuing Education at Isothermal Community College where he worked diligently to implement LERN course programming, marketing, sales and operations best practices. 

Participants in both Fred's face-to-face and online training rave about his techniques and his caring heart. Fred spends whatever time is necessary to support the people he is training to ensure they understand and can implement the information he is providing. He co-authored a program analysis that led to LERN's Program Review and Certification!


Thursday, November 7

Jim Fong

For almost thirty years, Jim Fong has been active designing and implementing market research work in a variety of industries. During this time, he has adapted to the changing demands of the profession, as well as with business and industry needs. In the early part of his career, Jim worked for a number of survey research and polling firms primarily using telephone surveys as the primary data collection tool. Over time, the profession and tools changed and he found himself early adopting to Internet research and the use of competitive intelligence, technology and big data analysis tools. During Jim's three decade market research evolution, he found himself working in a number of industry sectors, including healthcare, telecommunications, municipalities, retail products and most recently, the education sector. Jim is currently the Director of Research for the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, a nonprofit organization serving 400+ colleges and universities. He has produced a number of national studies and has published research articles on the evolution of marketing and data-driven environments in higher education. Jim holds a B.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Statistics and an M.B.A. from the University of Vermont.

Friday, November 8

Nancy Sharp 

Nancy Sharp is an award-winning author, keynote motivational speaker and trainer, and expert on change through Bold Living. She is the author of the memoir Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, recipient of eight honors, including Books For A Better Life and the Colorado Book Award. Her new book for children and families is called Because the Sky is Everywhere and has garnered significant attention as a must-have resource for parents, educators, and professionals. Nancy speaks on the theme of Bold Living in the areas of change, resilience, life balance, and personal and professional leadership. She has shared her story and message of empowerment and change through bold living in numerous national media. Nancy holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College

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