2018 Community College Symposium
November 14-15, 2018
The Friday Conference Center
15 PDCH offered
Signature Sponsor: IBM
Organizations today are thinking differently about what it means to work. The global economy has greatly influenced this change in thought because exchanges by air, by sea and through technology serve to eliminate barriers that once existed. Physical location, language, culture and currency are all starting to become less difficult to navigate, yet their unique qualities remain important to acknowledge. As such, it is essential that educators explore the future of work so they can better prepare students to thrive in our more interconnected workforce.
This symposium will bring community college educators together with business and academic leaders to learn about the future of work within the context of the global economy. Through engaging interactive breakout sessions, educators will gain knowledge and skills on how to incorporate global teaching and learning that will prepare students to thrive in a global workforce post-graduation. This program is designed for community college instructors of all disciplines, as well as administrators and staff.
$175 per person; $600 per team of four
Online registration is closed. Educators can register on-site at the Friday Conference Center from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14.
Schedule | Speakers | Concurrent Sessions | Exhibitors | Pre-Program Materials | Lodging & Directions
|WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14|
|8:00 a.m.||Check-In, Registration and Continental Breakfast|
Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Raymond Farrow, Associate Provost for Global Affairs, UNC-Chapel Hill
Timothy Humphrey, Vice President, Chief Data Office, IBM
|9:00 a.m.||Plenary I: Three Trends Impacting the Future of Work: Automation, Immigration and Education
Pamela Senegal, President, Piedmont Community College
|10:00 a.m.||Break and Exhibits|
|10:15 a.m.||Plenary II: The New Age of Precarious Work and the Challenges and Opportunities for Community Colleges
Arne L. Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill
|11:15 a.m.||Concurrent Sessions I|
|12:15 p.m.||Lunch and Networking|
|1:15 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions II|
|2:30 p.m.||Break and Exhibits|
|2:45 p.m.||Plenary III: Trade, Technology and the Future of Work in North Carolina
Daniel Gitterman, Duncan MacRae ’09 and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Professor and Chair of Public Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill
|4:00 p.m.||Panel Discussion – Graduates of NC Global Distinction Programs
Moderator: Hazael Andrew, Associate Director, World View
Parker Tilley, Davidson County Community College
Allison Hires, Davidson County Community College
Elizabeth Allan, Davidson County Community College
J. T. Hinson, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Daphne Moore, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Timothy Walsh, Central Piedmont Community College
|THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15|
|8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m.||Plenary IV: How Can Companies Create Better Work in the Future?
Carol Hee, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
|9:30 a.m.||Break, Exhibits and Networking|
|9:45 a.m.||Panel Discussion – The Future of Work in the Global Economy
Moderator: J. Ryan Nance, Director of Business Development, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Dan Mayo, Vice President, Pitt Community College
Kelli Jordan, Talent Leader, New Collar Initiatives, IBM
Sylvia Walters, Faculty, Davidson County Community College
|10:45 a.m.||Plenary V: The Value of Diversity in the Workplace
Thomas Easley, Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
|11:45 a.m.||Next Steps and Closing
Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Plenary Speakers, Honored Guests and Panelists
|Getting the Global Distinction Program Started on Your Campus
Katherine Clyde, Pitt Community College
Laura Brannon, Forsyth Technical Community College
Carol Hayes, Forsyth Technical Community College
Are you interested in starting a Global Distinction program on your campus? Global Distinction campuses commit to developing and offering globally intensive courses and activities through which students can earn a global distinction credential. Hear how this program started on two campuses, lessons learned along the way and how to globalize a course. Participants will make connections on how students, business and industry all benefit from more globally aware students and college campuses.
|Preparing Community College Students for the Workforce
Phaedra Boinodiris, Developer Advocate and Global Lead for Serious Games and Gamification, IBM
The future of work is one of the most talked about topics at industries today. Organizations today are thinking differently about what it means to work, and they are making strategic investments in their workforce that aligns with the future of work. Come learn from an industry expert about ways community college educators can tailor their curriculum to prepare students for the future in North Carolina.
|Global Financial Markets and Preparing Students for Managing Their Finances
Shawn Edwards, Regional Financial Crime Controls Testing and Assurance Analyst, Credit Suisse Bank
This presentation will center on the topic of financial literacy for college-level students and young adults entering the workforce. Through a global lens and through his own experience as well as the experiences of his peers, this session will underscore the need for educators to present the needed tools and knowledge to their students as they strive to meet their financial needs and goals. Presentation topics will include financial planning for the future, setting goals, budgeting, building credit, investing and utilizing resources.
|Shifting Industries: Employment and Poverty in North Carolina
Larry Chavis, Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
North Carolina’s economy has many strengths, but it faces many challenges. This session will focus on historical industry trends and the landscape of income and poverty in North Carolina. The state economy has shown that there are strong connections among jobs, poverty and family well-being. With a focus on the future of work, this session provides an overview of issues facing North Carolina as it relates to these dynamics and will highlight the importance of education. Participants of this session will learn about the roles and opportunities for community colleges in addressing these social issues.
|Building 21st Century Skills: Preparing Students for Jobs in the Future
Kelli Jordan, Talent Leader, New Collar Initiatives, IBM
Industries everywhere are facing a skills challenge, and the collaboration between industry and academia will be critical in helping to solve it. What can you do to help ensure your students are ready to succeed? We’ll explore innovative partnerships and ideas, such as jointly designed curricula, the use of digital credentials and work-based learning programs, and evaluate the impact of these programs in helping to build a highly skilled workforce of the future.
|Developing Globally Competent Students: Creating a Space for Courageous Dialogues in the Gen Z Generation
Dana Griffin, Associate Professor, School of Education, UNC-Chapel Hill
Bringing the world into the classroom through a critical lens is an innovative teaching strategy as it deviates from traditional classroom practice. As global educators, we must understand and act on issues of global and local significance and we must also teach students how to understand and act on these issues. Often times, our students are numb to the events that take place in the world around us and lack the empathy necessary to understand and act, or we as educators may be unprepared on how to address these issues in a classroom environment, especially when the classroom consists of Generation Z students. Loosely defined as those born after 1995, Gen Z students may be more accustomed to having conversations using social media platforms than face to face. In this session, we collectively gather as global educators to discuss the importance of courageous conversations and share strategies for engaging Gen Z students on issues of global significance.
|What’s Bias Got to Do with It?
Rumay Alexander, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill
Shifting demographics in the United States suggest that the future American workforce is getting more diverse and more educated than ever. As inclusion in the workplace becomes a significant goal of many organizations, unconscious bias remains a fact of life. Unconscious bias permeates the workplace at all levels because we all have prejudices. Looking into the future, this session will address navigating bias in the workplace and will share ways institutions can develop inclusive environments as the workforce becomes more diverse.
|Global Value Chains and the Changing Worlds of Work
John Pickles, Distinguished Professor of Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill
As the world of work changes with the shifting forces of globalization and nationalism, new patterns of outsourcing of production have changed the kinds of jobs American workers can find, and the types of skills employers seek. This presentation will outline the history of these changing patterns and processes, discuss some of the shifts in the conditions and types of work we are finding and can expect in the future and focus on some consequences for skills and training in different kinds of places and regions. The presenter will give examples of global value chains in textiles and apparel, new technologies in logistics and the prospects of emerging forms of smart specialization, digital infrastructures and regional hubbing to illustrate the differential effect these processes are having on specific kinds of local economies.
Fifteen (15) Professional Development Contact Hours will be awarded to participants who have successfully completed the symposium. This includes completing the reading assignment and the accompanying study guide, attending all sessions and turning in the study guide. If participants do not need the professional development contact hours, they are not required to turn in the study guide.
Lodging & Directions
Download and print your parking pass here.
|Courtyard by Marriott|
|(919) 883-0700 / 100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517|
|Rate – $134.00, guaranteed until October 14, 2018. Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the Community College Symposium room block or by following this link|
|Holiday Inn Express|
|(919) 489-7555 / 6119 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517|
|Rate – $99.00, guaranteed until October 13, 2018. Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the group code “CCS” or by following this link|
|Hampton Inn & Suites|
|(919) 403-8700 / 6121 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517|
|Rate – $109.00, guaranteed until October 13, 2018. Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the group code “CCS” or by following this link|