This two-part webinar, which also includes two hours of homework for a total of six hours of professional development (PD), will help you begin to transform your program culture. It will use videos and case studies to discuss changing your program culture to support the Massachusetts Indicators of Program Quality (IPQs) and WIOA. You will be provided with strategies to help you lead your program's transformation.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- Adult Education (AE) directors, site coordinators, members of program's leadership team. (The director should also register.)
As the AE program leader or as a member of the leadership team, your main focus is to improve student learning. Thus, supporting and refining staff’s instructional practice is most likely at the top of your priority list. As you analyze your program’s data and think about other ways to improve your program’s effectiveness, you should keep in mind that by transforming your program culture you can encourage greater effort and productivity, improve collegial collaboration, support successful change and improvement efforts, build commitment of staff to your program mission and vision, and energize and motivate both staff members and students. Your program culture establishes your program’s values and beliefs.
As you know, the culture at your AE program cannot be created or changed by you alone. During this webinar series, you will learn the differences between program climate and culture, discuss the ideal program culture for supporting the Massachusetts IPQs, analyze your current program culture, and come away with tools and strategies for transforming and revitalizing your program to better support the Massachusetts IPQs and WIOA.
The schedule for this PD activity, which totals six hours, is as follows:
- Webinar #1 – Wednesday, March 7, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- 1 hour of homework
- Webinar #2 – Wednesday, April 11, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- 1 hour of follow-up
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Describe an AE program culture that supports the Massachusetts IPQs and WIOA
- Discuss three strategies you will use in the next six months to strengthen you AE program culture
In order to get the most out of this "virtual classroom" experience, all participants must be able to speak during the webinar—either by using the phone call-in feature in Blackboard or having access to earbuds or a headset with a microphone.