ATE Events — January 2020


(4 days)

Laney College900 Fallon StOaklandCA94607United States

The Institute is designed for community and technical college faculty members to learn about new skill standards, tools, and how to infuse energy management curriculum into existing HVAC, environmental controls, or building performance programs.

The institute will cover the following key topics:

  • New skill standards for high-performance building technicians
  • Latest in building technology and tools from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
  • Project/problem-based learning applied to lab and capstone exercises
  • Tour of a local facility guided by the building manager

Community and technical college faculty who teach in building operations-related programs are encouraged to apply. If selected as a participant, you will be asked to develop a work plan and commit to its implementation at your college. 

This workshop is FREE for faculty who are approved to attend, generally one per college. BEST Center will cover air and ground transportation, meals, and hotel costs. Participants will be asked to arrive in the afternoon on Monday, January 6 in time for the Tuesday morning institute start time and depart no earlier than the afternoon of Friday, January 10. 

Instructors set the tone in the classroom with their approach to their work and students; through their actions, instructors communicate their character, credibility, and convictions. Research has shown that engagement in today’s classroom requires a shift from traditional pedagogy, indicating that students now respond to how instructors make them feel rather than what they say. This means that in order to be an effective instructor, educators must learn how to connect with their students.

World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says that if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Through interactive discussions, personal reflections, and group activities, workshop participants learn new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways that are crucial to the skill of connecting. Participants return to their classrooms ready to implement new action plans and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Build a heartfelt rapport with students.
  • Simplify messages down to their most relevant points.
  • Share stories and illustrations to make important points more memorable.
  • Communicate with character, credibility, and conviction.
  • Identify and relate to all types of students in a way that increases influence.
  • Forge connections that inspire trust, motivate hard work, and generate positive momentum in the classroom.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

(3 days)

38 Beach Lagoon RdFernandina BeachFL32034United States

The AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-FLI, is an innovative leadership seminar designed for mid-level community college administrators who want to be leaders in their current positions or who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. These individuals are currently in positions that are responsible for multiple employees, including faculty, administrators and/or staff and probably have titles such as Vice President, Dean, Associate Dean, Professor, Associate Professor or Director.

(4 days)

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort39 Beach Lagoon RdFernandina BeachFL32034

AACC’s Workforce Development Institute 2020 highlights promising practices, explores new opportunities, and celebrates all of the ways in which community colleges skill up and step up.