In Person Agenda


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Saturday, October 2
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Off-Site Tour: Mall of America Official Behind the Scenes Tour

Please meet at the registration table at 12:45 PM CT located on the 2nd floor in the Sky Bridge.

Join us for the Mall of America Official Behind the Scenes Tour! This 90-minute walking tour will include a history of Mall of America, the business case behind its success – and along the way you will discover hidden secrets and behind the scenes glimpses that will show the Mall in an entirely new light. Tickets will be available at registration for $25 -- don't forget to wear your walking shoes!


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Off-Site Tour: Paisley Park

Please meet at the registration table at 12:45 PM CT located on the 2nd floor in the Sky Bridge.

Paisley Park is an active museum, state-of-the-art recording studio, and concert venue. For nearly 30 years, the facility served as Prince’s home, creative sanctuary and production complex. Tickets are available in advance at registration for $65 -- don't forget to wear your walking (or dancing!) shoes.


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Small Group Visits + Reflections |  George Floyd Memorial

Small groups will meet at and return to the main entrance of the hotel.

NACCE will be transporting small groups to the George Floyd Memorial for quiet reflection. Opportunities for  sharing and co-creating strategies to increase conversations and action around equity, inclusion, and diversity at your college will be available immediately following and throughout conference. Please indicate your interest in attending by selecting this free ticket during registration

Important Info:

  • Please wear comfortable shoes. While most of the tour will be in a vehicle, there will be walking portions.
  • You can register for this group tour during registration. Donations will be accepted to support our Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund giving underrepresented student entrepreneurs the opportunity to flourish. 

Looking for other local experiences? Click here for more recommendations that you can do on your own.

 

Sunday, October 3

NACCE Innovation Studio

Lakes Ballroom Foyer

The NACCE Innovation Studio is designed to spark your creativity and encourage entrepreneurial thinking on topics ranging from innovation to equity. A variety of NACCE members will host activities and discussions throughout conference. Stop by and hear their stories, catch your breath, and pick up some new ideas as you make your way through Conference


12:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Preconference: Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund 2.0

Minnetonka A

In this session, you will learn about the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund 2.0, a partnership between NACCE, the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund (EEVF) and community colleges. The combined goal is to address one of most urgent needs of our country – that of supporting local economies via entrepreneurship. Learn more here.

Important Info:

  • Includes 2.5 hour workshop, coffee, snacks and a boxed lunch
  • You can register for this preconference during registration.
  • Cost: $59

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CT

Preconference: Mindset Trek Elearning for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Minnetonka B

In this session, you will learn about Mindset Trek, an elearning program that focuses on developing the optimal mindset for entrepreneurial success. It takes your students step-by-step down a path that reveals how to make crucial mental shifts. Learn more here.

Important Info:

  • Includes 3 hour workshop, coffee, snacks and a boxed lunch
  • You can register for this preconference during registration.
  • Cost: $59

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM CT

New Attendee Orientation

Minnetonka C

If you are a new NACCE member or if this is your first time attending the NACCE conference, we encourage you to attend our new attendee orientation! Learn how to maximize your time at the event and connect with new friends.


4:30 PM - 5:45 PM CT 

Opening Main Stage Session

Lakes Ballroom

Welcoming Remarks: Making Our Way Forward


Keynote: Steps Beyond Statements


Panel Discussion: Community Colleges & HBCUs - Catalysts for Equity, Inclusion & Diversity

This panel will be recorded and published on the Making Our Way Forward Podcast!

Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

  • Presented by Dr. Sharon Pierce, President, Minneapolis Community College (MN) | NACCE Board Member and Host College

Special Presentation

  • Jeanelle Austin, Executive Director, George Floyd Global Memorial (MN)


5:45 PM - 6:45 PM CT

Opening Reception

Lakes Ballroom Foyer + Sky Bridge

Join us for drinks and appetizers as we network with old and new friends and visit with our exhibitors. Virtual musical performance from the Minneapolis College Choir.


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Leadership & Philanthropy Dinner - Invite Only

Cedar


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Dining Groups

Meet at the registration table at 7:00 PM, where your leader will provide further direction. Group reservations have been made at local restaurants, but everyone is in charge of picking up their own tabs. Dining groups are perfect for those that are attending the conference by themselves or for those that want the opportunity to share a meal with new friends.

Monday, October 4

NACCE Innovation Studio

Lakes Ballroom Foyer

The NACCE Innovation Studio is designed to spark your creativity and encourage entrepreneurial thinking on topics ranging from innovation to equity. A variety of NACCE members will host activities and discussions throughout conference. Stop by and hear their stories, catch your breath, and pick up some new ideas as you make your way through Conference.


8:00 AM - 9:15 AM CT

Breakfast

Lakes Ballroom Foyer


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM CT

Morning Main Stage Session

Lakes Ballroom

Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Steve Schulz, President, North Iowa Area Community College (IA) | NACCE Board Member

Keynote: Small Business Revolution


Panel Discussion: The NACCE Playbook | Turning Adversity into Opportunity

  • Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, NACCE (NC) | Moderator
  • Panelists:

Entrepreneurial President of the Year Award Presentation

  • Presented by Dr. Chris Whaley, President, Roane State Community College (TN) | NACCE Board Member

 


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CT

Breakouts #1

Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming Track

Building an Innovative Ecosystem to Support Community College Entrepreneurship Programs | Beginner Level

Minnetonka A

At a time of massive reinvention and limitless opportunity, we are still not sufficiently rising to the challenge of rethinking how we adequately prepare students for success in the workforce. Even before the pandemic put an uncertain lens on the jobs of tomorrow, research was showing that only forty percent of students who graduated high school are ready to engage in rigorous coursework in a postsecondary setting. Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a global non-profit that works with both secondary and postsecondary students in under-resourced communities to help these youth develop entrepreneurial skills missing in recent graduates (i.e. critical thinking and problem solving).

NFTE believes that giving students the challenge of finding a way to make money in their industry leveraging their talents and expertise more truly mirrors real-life work experience; regardless of if the path of study is culinary, art, or law. NFTE also works to establish strong partnerships across secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, and businesses in the community; to ensure educational experiences truly prepare students for the workforce. This session would be a presentation from Dr. J.D. LaRock and Kene Turner from NFTE around their growing efforts to provide innovative approaches to experiential instruction at the postsecondary level, including a demonstration of how to access the new, fully online, Career Relaunch course. The presentation would also talk about the support that NFTE can provide to community colleges to help them ensure that they are sufficiently preparing their students to be successful when they enter the local workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about innovative experiential practices and resources that NFTE offers that can be integrated into a community college setting, such as its Career Relaunch online course.
  • Explain how strong partnerships across secondary, postsecondary and the workforce can lead to better student outcomes and workforce skill development.
  • Identify the ways that K-12 school districts, postsecondary institutions, and businesses can establish innovative and interconnected partnerships with organizations like NFTE; using resources like Career Relaunch as a connecting experience.

Presenters:

  • J.D. LaRock, President & CEO, NFTE (NY)
  • Kene Turner, Director, National Post-Secondary and Alumni Programs, NFTE (NY)

Academic Programs Track

Connecting Students to the Artistic Engine of Downtown Minneapolis: Shaping Perceptions | Beginner Level

Minnetonka B

Minneapolis College and the Hennepin Theater Trust are neighbors in downtown Minneapolis. We share many goals, some of them being:

1. Celebrating diversity, ensuring equity and establishing safe and inclusive environments for all

2. Advancing the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Minnesota

3. Providing opportunity for students, emerging artists, performers, and professionals. Especially those who are historically marginalized and underrepresented.

In recognition of these three common goals, Hennepin Theater Trust (HTT) invited Minneapolis College's School of Design and the Arts (SODA) to engage in a new collaboration initiative in 2019. We immediately engaged with faculty, students, and arts practitioners to collect ideas and identify strengths and needs of each organization. To date, we have created a collaboration that has persisted for two years, through a global pandemic, the traumatic killing of George Floyd and the social unrest that followed. We are proud to report that we have had 60+ students, 30+ faculty and numerous downtown Minneapolis businesses directly involved in the collaboration. Our focus has been on creating opportunity for students to gain experience in the art industry, improve the connection between the college and our downtown business partners and enhance the cultural and artistic experience of those who live, work, and visit Minneapolis. We will share with you how we built this collaboration, how we ensure its sustainability and how we continue to evaluate our plan and adjust it to meet new and emerging needs. We will ask participants to think about how they can help shape the public's perception of their institution/college in their community and how they can use resources they already have in place such as student-workers and interns to build collaborations. We will ask participants to think about new opportunities they could make with industry and community partners in their regions and share them with the group. In the words of a beloved Minnesotan, Paul Wellston, "We all do better when we all do better".

Learning Objectives:

  • Leave with a clear understanding of how we created this collaboration, who was involved and the benefits for students and the community.
  • Identify areas your institution can implement some of our best practices in building sustainable opportunities between colleges and business/community partners.
  • Reflect on how the COVID 19 Pandemic and our expanding commitment to creating anti-racist communities has shaped new opportunities in your region.

Presenters:

  • Kristine Gyolai, Academic Dean, School of Design and the Arts, Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MN)
  • Mary Jane Mansfield, Public Art Program Lead Hennepin Theater Trust
  • Kristine Heykants, Faculty, Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MN)

Entrepreneurship 101 Track

Using Pathways 2.0 to Develop an Entrepreneurial Campus | Beginner Level

Minnetonka C

In developing the new Strategies for Success class (STRT 1000) at Laramie County Community College we've developed curriculum that ties entrepreneurial traits with each pathway, leaving room for instructors to tie concepts, topics, and assignments to their degree or industry. We're getting rid of the stereotype that entrepreneurship is “only for business majors.” Setting the standard that we don’t expect every student to start a business, but we do want them to be more innovative, creative, and observant of problems and issues around them to increase their chances of success. 

Learning Objectives:

  • How entrepreneurial traits can help every student
  • Exposing more students, administrators, and faculty to entrepreneurship on your campus
  • Tying entrepreneurship to AACC’s Pathways 2.0 project

Presenters:

  • Minden Fox, Marketing & Entrepreneurship Instructor, Laramie County Community College (WY)
  • Carole Boughton, Pathway Director, Business and Accounting, Laramie County Community College (WY)

Other Sessions Track

Supporting The Unlikely Entrepreneur: Developing and Launching A Minority Mentor Protégé Program | Beginner Level

Cedar

Persons from low-income and marginalized communities lack the mentorships and tangible connections to resources critical to successfully starting and operating entrepreneurial ventures. The array of skills necessary to successfully traverse entrepreneurial ventures puts most first-generation and ethnic minority prospects at a fundamental disadvantage. Developing relationships with successful business owners (mentors) and prospective entrepreneurs (proteges) allows for connections, best practices and critical information and knowledge transfer.

The Minority Mentor Protégé Program is designed to support the development of minority-owned businesses and create partnerships on the national, state, and local level with entities looking to increase their spend with diverse vendors. This program was developed to remove business ownership barriers so often encountered by members of minority and underserved communities. Presentation of the Minority Mentor Protégé Program will provide a framework for the successful development and implementation of this much-needed program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide the framework for program implementation.
  • Provide necessary program documents and parameters.
  • Provide benchmarks for successful program operation.

Presenters:

  • Jeremy Morris, Director, Richland Community College (IL)
  • Rev. Courtney Carson, Executive Director, Richland Community College (IL)

Playbook Track

(Presidents + Team Leadership - Invite Only)

Part One: Introduction to the NACCE Playbook + Integrated Planning – Systems Not Symptoms!

Harriet

Presenter:

  • Mike Moss, President, SCUP


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Breakouts #2

Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming Track

HIRE Education Reinvents Higher Education | Intermediate Level

Minnetonka A

Despite the pandemic, our college embraced significant opportunities to strengthen and advance regional workforce development. Through engagement with business and community leaders in two communities, our college used the pandemic to prepare the next steps for major expansion of early college and technical education with area school districts. A special area of emphasis is on credentials and the college's regional testing center. The presentation will share the story, emphasizing the networking and connections with employers, economic development/chamber of commerce connections, and local/state leaders sharing a vision allowing the college to prepare for a potential 50% (or more) increase in enrollment within 24 months. This is being done without any taxing authority from the college!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will receive examples of environmental scanning for business trends that may broaden horizons for ideas and connections.
  • Participants will interact with the CFO and CAO of the college for specific processes for facilities, finances, programs, and employer engagement, including the integration of a regional testing center.
  • Participants will learn of a state-wide program that can be replicated to promote early college and technical education/entry-level workforce preparation targeting secondary students and adult education students.

Presenters:

  • Dr. James Genandt, President & CEO, Manhattan Area Technical College (KS)
  • Sarah Phillips, Chief Academic Officer, Manhattan Area Technical College (KS)
  • Carmela Jacobs, Chief Financial Officer, Manhattan Area Technical College (KS)

Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming Track

Creating Economic Resilience in a Rural Community | Advanced Level

Cedar

COVID was the crisis and the catalyst that brought North Iowans together – first to support our community businesses, and then in a collaborative plan to move forward from the disruption. North Iowa collaborated with regional stakeholders to build a plan for a diversified economy that is focused on the future and resilient to external pressures. Discover how North Iowa engaged with the Center of Rural Innovation (CORI) to create a rural model for a digital economy ecosystem focused on tech entrepreneurship. For rural communities to create economic resilience and meet future challenges, an ecosystem approach is necessary. This approach led to the vision to create the North Iowa Innovation Center (NIIC). The NIIC will build an equitable and inclusive framework to attract, strengthen, and accelerate scalable tech entrepreneurship and tech talent in North Iowa, creating a pipeline for technology development and positively impacting regional prosperity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Lemonade Principle: Learn how a regional ecosystem was energized to work together.
  • Bird in Hand: Understand how to leverage partnerships to drive the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Crazy Quilt: Review plans of how North Iowa will begin to evolve and transform its rural economy to become a cluster of innovation creating scalable tech entrepreneurs.

Presenters:

  • Tim Putnam, Director, NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, North Iowa Area Community College (IA)
  • Candi Karsjens, Director of Innovation & Acceleration, North Iowa Area Community College (IA)
  • Molly Pyle, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development Lead, Center on Rural Innovation (VT)

Academic Programs Track

Credit for Prior Learning- Your Entrepreneurship Program Superpower | Intermediate Level

Minnetonka B

A key principle of entrepreneurship is controlling what you can control and not trying to predict the future. In a time where competition, completion, and adult learners are hot topics of conversation in your college and entrepreneurship program, credit for prior learn has the potential to be a way for you to take control of what you can despite larger institutional or economic challenges. In this session Minnesota members of the Credit for Prior Learning Assessment Network CPLAN will share innovative ways for you to employ the experiential and non-credit education achievements of non-traditional learners to recruit students and create pathways to 4-year degree completion. Skeptical? Learn why credit for prior learning may just be your superpower for program success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the basics of credit for prior learning (CPL) and myths that may prevent it from being fully employed on their campuses.
  • Participants will explore how CPL can be utilized to recruit non-traditional students and reduce financial and program length barriers to completion.
  • Participants will discover the power of collaboration between 2-year and 4-year colleges to utilize CPL in creative ways and identify the potential stakeholders to launch a multi-institutional effort.

Presenters:

  • Christine Pigsley, Associate Professor, Minnesota State University Mankato (MN)
  • Dr. Mary Beth Lakin, Director, Credit for Prior Learning Assessment Network (C-PLAN), Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MN)
  • Scott Gunderson, Business Management Faculty, Dakota County Technical College (MN)

Entrepreneurship 101 Track

Portfolio Development - One Coffee Cup at a Time | Intermediate Level

**This session has been canceled


Playbook Track

(Presidents + Team Leadership - Invite Only)

Part Two: Ideation – Let’s Question Assumptions!

Harriet

Presenter:

  • Bryan Mattimore, author of Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs


1:15 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Luncheon & Afternoon Main Stage Session

Lakes Ballroom

Virtual Fireside Chat featuring Inventor-Philanthropist Dr. Gary Michelson

Join our special Virtual Fireside Chat with prolific inventor and philanthropist Dr. Gary Michelson as we discuss the need for greater intellectual property (IP) rights understanding among entrepreneurs, how to jumpstart underserved entrepreneurship ecosystems, innovative problem-solving, and the world of higher education in the post-COVID era.


Keynote: Invention Education

  • Sheneui Weber, Vice Chancellor of Workforce & Economic Development, California Community Colleges (CA)

Panel Discussion: Invention and Inclusive Innovation (i3) Initiative powered by California Community Colleges

  • Brian Atkinson, Professor, Chaffey College (CA)
  • Debbie Gilbert, Professor, Modesto Junior College (CA)
  • Lynn Harrison-Benavidez, Faculty, Sierra College (CA)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Dessert & Networking 

Lakes Ballroom Foyer + Sky Bridge


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM CT

Breakouts #3

Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming Track

HCC's Entrepreneurial Signature Programs | Intermediate Level

Minnetonka A

Houston Community College (HCC) has built several dynamic and impactful Signature Programs that have gained recognition and large participation. These programs include: 1) a unique practical curriculum; 2) Community Partnerships; and 3) graduates who continue to stay engaged. HCC directors of entrepreneurship will share how they developed these programs that impact students and grow businesses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the elements of Signature Programs.
  • Learn how partnerships enhance programs and grow small businesses.
  • Learn how Signature Programs build CE enrollment         

Presenters:

  • Maya Durnovo, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, Houston Community College (TX)
  • Brenda Rios-Brombacher, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship/Community Relations, Houston Community College (TX)

Academic Programs Track

Channeling the Future Through Disruption and Innovation​: How to Build a Culture of CARE to Transform Higher Education | Advanced Level

Minnetonka B

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) is uniquely positioned within the state of Florida servicing three counties. The college’s zip code, 32304, has been deemed the poorest zip code in Florida whereby 52% of students identify as non-white. To address both equity and access, the college developed a college-wide CARE model in partnership with faculty, staff, and students. Utilizing design thinking sessions, numerous strategies were applied including embedding academic supports into the virtual learning platforms, focusing on growth mindset, and developing a personalized learning model for all incoming students. This session will highlight the strategies used by the college to create a sense of belonging to increase student success rates among all demographics campus wide. Special emphasis will be given on the targeted strategies used both in and outside the classroom to personalize the student experience and address student needs during the Covid-19 crisis. Participants will take part in a live chat experience and JamBoard activity to engage dialogue.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the methods and intrapreneurial strategies needed to begin redesigning the student experience on their individual campuses as it relates to building personalized pathways, equitable outcomes, and academic success for all students.
  • Participants will be able to list the embedded strategies needed to increase student success rates.
  • Participants will gain greater insight on the tools needed to target student needs and student learning, especially given the requirement for virtual learning in a Covid-19 world.
  • Participants will be given example prototypes to prompt their own design-thinking process.
  • Participants will be challenged to identify college barriers that impede student success, as well as identify specific strategies to overcome these barriers.

Presenters:

  • Kimberly Moore, Vice President, Workforce Innovation, Tallahassee Community College (FL)
  • Dr. Sheri Rowland, Vice President Student Affairs, Tallahassee Community College (FL)

Entrepreneurship 101 Track

Creating an Innovative Think Tank to Foster an Entrepreneurial Culture | Advanced Level

Minnetonka C

This presentation is for anyone who wants to learn how to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurial mindset within their own institution. We’ll discuss the steps we went through to create a think tank and how we’ve applied Entrepreneurial Orientation and Design Thinking to structure our activities and engage our college communities. We’ll share lessons we’ve learned while attempting to empower the engrained motivations in each employee by inspiring innovativeness, proactiveness, and risk taking. Learn how to create a learning organization with autonomous, equitable, and diverse workforce within your own institutions. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to use an Innovation Think Tank to identify emerging trends within their industries.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leave with concrete steps on how to start a think tank at their institution.
  • Identify systems, structures, and processes to actively foster an entrepreneurial mindset and culture.
  • Observe how one institution engaged their organization cross-functionally and cross-hierarchically to participate in design thinking.

Presenters:

  • Lily Davidov, Faculty, Rio Salado College (AZ)
  • Janelle Elias, Interim VP, Strategic Initiatives & National Division, Rio Salado College (AZ)
  • Jason Reiche, Software Developer Senior & Employee Senator, Rio Salado College (AZ)

    Other Sessions Track

    Becoming the Real Thing: Without Action/Experiences, it isn't Entrepreneurship | Advanced Level

    Cedar

    It is possible to learn about entrepreneurial mindset and behaviors for many years without becoming more entrepreneurial. And, it is possible to be entrepreneurial without having formally learned about entrepreneurship. So, what if we connect learning about entrepreneurial mindset with real/shared experiences that can lead to more entrepreneurial thinking and behaviors in all of us - students, employees and community members?Through the framework of the Art and Science of Culture Change, come learn about employee and student entrepreneurial experiences that can help us unlock the entrepreneurial potential in our students, ourselves, our colleagues, our organizations and our communities. Stories from Club Z, Everyday Entrepreneur and the NACCE Center of Practice for Student Engagement will be shared by facilitators (including students!) representing different stages of the innovation-entrepreneurial continuum; as the stories are told, workshop participants will have a handout that simultaneously guides them through a personal reflection process. Materials will be shared so that workshop participants can create discovery experiences for students, employees and community members supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in any social context (e.g., classes in any discipline, entrepreneurship clubs, campus committees, leadership retreats, etc.). A high impact PowerPoint and four facilitators will guide this engaging experience.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Participants will be able to differentiate “knowing about entrepreneurship” versus “being entrepreneurial” as we consider how content and experiences contribute to entrepreneurial thinking and behaviors in students, employees, and community members.
    • Participants will be able to describe their personal strengths as innovative and entrepreneurial potential/resources applied to intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, positive social change and/or life .
    • Participants will learn how to unlock innovative and entrepreneurial potential in groups they are part of (e.g., classes in any discipline, entrepreneurship clubs, campus committees, leadership retreats, community partnerships, etc.).
    Presenters:
    • Dr. Caron Sada, Residential Psychology Faculty/MCLI Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Paradise Valley Community College (AZ)
    • Bruce McHenry, Residential Business Faculty, South Mountain Community College (AZ)
    • Jovana Vincic, Community Entrepreneurship Center Director, Club Z Leader/Current Student, Paradise Valley Community College (AZ)
    • Peter Tometi, Club Z Past President/Alumni, Paradise Valley Community College (AZ)

      Playbook Track

      (Presidents + Team Leadership - Invite Only)

      Part Three: Making a Prototype – Show NOT Tell!

      Harriet

      Presenters:

      • Colin Lacy, Vice President of Community Partnerships, Citizen Schools
      • Dr. Stephanie Santoso, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Citizen Schools

      4:30 PM - 6:30 PM CT

      Small Group Visits + Reflections |  George Floyd Memorial

      Small groups will meet at and return to the main entrance of the hotel.

      NACCE will be transporting small groups to the George Floyd Memorial for quiet reflection. Opportunities for sharing and co-creating strategies to increase conversations and action around equity, inclusion, and diversity at your college will be available immediately following and throughout conference. Please indicate your interest in attending by selecting this free ticket during registration

      Important Info:

      • Please wear comfortable shoes. While most of the tour will be in a vehicle, there will be walking portions.
      • You can register for this group tour during registration. Donations will be accepted to support our Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund giving underrepresented student entrepreneurs the opportunity to flourish. 

      7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT

      Documentary Screening + Q&A with Producer

      Lakes Ballroom

      View the trailer of Trauma to Triumph  - The Rise of the Entrepreneur:

       



      Tuesday, October 5


      NACCE Innovation Studio

      Lakes Ballroom Foyer

      The NACCE Innovation Studio is designed to spark your creativity and encourage entrepreneurial thinking on topics ranging from innovation to equity. A variety of NACCE members will host activities and discussions throughout conference. Stop by and hear their stories, catch your breath, and pick up some new ideas as you make your way through Conference.


      8:00 AM - 9:15 AM CT

      Breakfast

      Lake Ballroom Foyer


      9:15 AM - 10:30 AM CT

      Morning Main Stage Session

      Lakes Ballroom

      Welcoming Remarks: 2021 Pitch for the Trades


      Live Pitch Teams + Q&A from Judges

      • Hocking College (OH) | Entrepreneurship in Farrier Science | Lead: Dan Kelley, Dean of Natural Resources
      • North Iowa Area Community College (IA) | Clean Slate Employability | Lead: Melinda McGregor, Director of Emerging Workforce Solutions
      • Rogue Community College (OR), Applied Technology - Gasification Project | Lead: Kim Freeze, Dean, Science & Technology
      • Salt Lake Community College (UT), Truck Driving Entrepreneurship | Lead: Jon Beutler, Director, The Mill Entrepreneurship Center
      • Snow College (UT), Snow-ganics Compost | Lead: Russ Tanner, Entrepreneurship Center Director
      • Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TN) | Skilled Trades Hero: Becoming an Entrepreneurial Rock Star | Lead: Becky Russell, Cosmetology Instructor

      Entrepreneurial College of the Year Award Presentation

      • Presented by Jim Murdaugh, President, Tallahassee Community College | NACCE Board Member

      10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CT

      Breakouts #4

       

      Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming Track

      Using Digital Technology to Support BIPOC Business Success: An Introduction to the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program | Beginner Level

      Minnetonka A

      Learn about how Next Street and Verizon are partnering on Verizon Small Business Digital Ready. This new digital portal provides BIPOC business owners with tools and resources to grow their businesses. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the Small Business Digital Ready portal, a demo of its features, and how to use this portal to support the student and community businesses you work with.   

      Presenter:

      • Jason Johnson, Ph.D.(c), Director, Small Business Network, Next Street


      Academic Programs Track

      Embedding Entrepreneurial Thinking in a Humanities class Through Re-imagining a Meal | Beginner Level

      Minnetonka B

      Teaching students to have an entrepreneurial mindset is teaching them to revision and reimagine. On an entrepreneurial journey, mentors and role models are important as they inspire us to go above and beyond. I like celebrating important dates and collaborating with existing activities on campus by having my students participate, so that they know they are part of a community and can learn from each other. Especially during lockdown, and transitioning to an online platform, we have lost that ability to connect with our peers. This 2021 year’s theme for Women’s International Day celebration was “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” Since my English composition class was focused on food issues, my students reimagined a consequential woman through a meal she had at an important moment in her life. I would like to share the assignment I did with my class which was written about in the Union newsletter. Furthermore, I will share student samples of best work, and have an activity where in groups participants decide on a woman of history and imagine a meal she would be having at a consequential moment in her life.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Tangible example of how this assignment utilizes and teaches students to have an entrepreneurial mindset- re-imagining, re-visioning and the importance of a mentor who inspires.
      • Equity: Because students choose a woman from their culture and thus we are celebrating their voices, beliefs, and heritage.
      • Importance of collaboration and community and participating in something larger than just your class.

      Presenter:

      • Fatema Baldiwala, Adjunct Faculty, Los Angeles Valley College (CA)

      Entrepreneurship 101 Track

      Connection Catalyst: Creating a Multifaceted Approach to Ecosystem Building | Beginner Level

      Minnetonka C

      Learn how one rural region used community connectors to create a network of resources for innovators and entrepreneurs. Using partnerships and common goals, rural resource providers and educators formed an advisory committee to purposefully create a connected network of support for area business builders. Rural regions are known for creative problem solving and collaboration. Using a grassroots approach, the advisory committee mapped assets, identified gaps and built actionable plans to build a collaborative network that compliments rather than competes to offer far more value than the sum of its parts. In this session we explain the process of building out the regional asset map and how we addressed the gaps with a collaborative and creative approach.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Participants will engage in an asset building activity that they will be able to apply in their own region.
      • Participants will examine the process used to form a collaborative approach to building educational pathways, resource navigation, and innovation promotion. Handouts on this process will be available for participants to review, adjust or enact a similar approach for their own use.
      • Participants will dissect the community connector approach used to build out the rural resource network of human capital.

      Presenters:

      • Toni Van Doren, Business and Innovation Manager, Nicolet Area Technical College (WI)
      • Al Javoroski, Dean of Business, Nicolet Area Technical College (WI)
      • Sandy Bishop, Executive Director of Economic and Community Development, Nicolet Area Technical College (WI)

      Entrepreneurship 101 Track

      Lessons Learned Teaching Early Stage Everyday Entrepreneur Curriculum | Beginner Level
      Harriet

      SLCC successfully developed and currently teaches our Everyday Entrepreneur Program (EEP)/Start Your Business curriculum, both credit and non-credit. The course is expanding across various population segments. In addition, we adapted the course to be in person, on-line and hybrid. We’ve learned many lessons about what works and what doesn’t and will extract specific examples, pros and cons, as well as student outcomes specific to minority, veteran and traditional college students.
      Our discussion outline will be as follows:
      A) Overview of the course curriculum, methodology, timeline and class structure
      B) Critical need for teaching and helping students gain an understanding of financial forecasting: start-up costs, customer acquisition, cash flow and how to convey these concepts to a broad audience, particularly minorities
      C) Credit vs. non-credit and the adaptations needed with respect to grading, assignments, motivation, completion and required academic rubrics and meeting for-credit criteria
      D) Lessons learned and success rates with teaching EEP in a hybrid, on-line and/or in-person model and the adaptations made to the curriculum.
      We will engage attendees in an activity taught in every EEP course that requires students to create a virtual prototype. Each participant will choose from 4 start-up businesses and be asked to depict their product or service in a drawing that conveys what their business is, what problem is solves and why it would be compelling to a prospective customer. This activity will take approximately 10 minutes followed by a short discussion around purpose and learning outcomes.
      Learning Objectives:
      • How to develop and teach an early-stage entrepreneurship course across a broad spectrum of students and populations
      • How to adapt a non-credit entrepreneurship course to be offered for-credit. (Should you or shouldn’t you take this approach?)
      • Best practices as to structuring or restructuring an in-person curriculum to be successfully taught on line or in a hybrid classroom model.

      Presenters:

      • Jon Beutler, Director, The Mill at Salt Lake City Community College (UT)
      • Beth Colosimo, Executive Director, The Mill at Salt Lake City Community College (UT)
      • Dr. Richard Brown, Veteran Business Resource Center, Salt Lake City Community College (UT)


        12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

        Breakouts #5

        Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming Track

        Creating Impact: Community Engagement with Research as Teaching | Beginner Level

        Minnetonka A

        The Citizen Entrepreneur Explorers Program (CEEP), a neighborhood-centered education framework, will teach entrepreneurship through research-as-teaching. The workshop will showcase how teaching students to conduct original research can provide a direct connection to local ecosystems of businesses. The knowledge created by the research is offered back to the community to demonstrate advocacy and impact. Info: www.citizenpreneurs.com

        Learning Objectives:

        • Each workshop participant should be able to list three characteristics that make the CEEP curriculum distinctive from other types of mindset training.
        • By working in collaborative groups, participants will be able to form a question and method to conduct on entrepreneurism in their home community.
        • Participants will be able to diagram the research cycle of their given project to understand CEEP outcomes.

        Presenters:

        • Shane Snipes, Assistant Professor & Deputy Chairperson, Borough of Manhattan Community College (NY)
        • Jessica Pitts, Research Assistant, Borough of Manhattan Community College (NY)

        Entrepreneurship 101 Track

        Entrepreneurship for Every Student: Fostering Inclusive Entrepreneurship on Campus | Beginner Level

        Minnetonka C

        Entrepreneurship is a path—and not a business path. It’s a path of knowledge that can unlock anyone’s potential. However, the path towards fulfillment does not look the same for everyone. How do educators and leaders promote self-empowerment through entrepreneurship while validating the lived experiences of entrepreneurs, students, and faculty? There are many assumptions around what entrepreneurship means, which often lead to unforeseen barriers to entry. Whether it is a belief that you cannot achieve success through entrepreneurship, or it is the biases of those providing funding and guidance, our assumptions of who can be entrepreneurial have untold impacts on who sets out on an entrepreneurial journey. But, having an entrepreneurial mindset enables anyone to achieve self-empowerment. When we begin to examine stories of everyday, underrepresented entrepreneurs, we see a much more accessible and relatable path towards adopting entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills. Tarrant County College has a very diverse student body, with about 30% Black and 40% Hispanic students. The majority are from socioeconomic backgrounds where every dollar counts. And, many of them have never even met anyone who owns a business of any size. TCC has positioned its students for success by arming them with the mindset that challenges are not a reason to stop pursuing their opportunities to solve problems for others and empower themselves in the process. With nearly 250 students enrolled this year, learn how TCC’s entrepreneurship program has become one of the largest of its kind in the United States.

        Learning Objectives:

        • Discuss how to create an inclusive entrepreneurship program that positively impacts all students by utilizing storytelling and socially relatable models
        • Learn the key constructs that make up an entrepreneurial mindset, and how to develop them in your students as well as yourself
        • Practice the power of empathy, the entrepreneur’s superpower, through an interactive discussion activity

        Presenters:

        • Lourdes Ramboa, Faculty & Chair | Business & Entrepreneurship, Tarrant County College (TX)
        • Gary Schoeniger, Founder & CEO, Entrepreneurial Mindset Initiative (OH)

          Other Sessions Track

          Demonstrating ROI through Business Incubation and Acceleration at U.S. Community Colleges | Intermediate Level

          Cedar

          People are questioning the value of formal education and the purpose of higher educational institutions. Demonstrating your institution’s ROI to the total community is more important than ever. Increasingly, demonstrated, immediate impact on economic development is central to a community college’s mission. The community college mission is to educate students and create programs that foster economic development and inspire innovation. College of DuPage (COD) launched Innovation DuPage (ID), a collaborative business incubator/accelerator that brings together community resources in an altruistic manner in the support of startup and emerging businesses in the region. ID opened May 2019 and brings together over 30 companies, colleges, universities and economic development agencies, as well as two national laboratories to advance innovation, and to nurture the entrepreneurs that create jobs and drive our national economy. Community colleges are uniquely positioned to connect public and private sector partners to advance their regional innovation ecosystems, while leveraging College and community resources to support regional prosperity. Community colleges offers a stable platform that can leverage institutional and community resources in support of regional businesses, while connecting both startups and established companies with the knowledge, mentoring, training and best practices needed to succeed.

          Learning Objectives:

          • Assess your institution’s capabilities or lack thereof to support business incubation and acceleration.
          • Develop an understanding of the history of business incubation/acceleration and its role in demonstrating institutional ROI.
          • Explore how to link business incubation/acceleration to the classroom.

          Presenters:

          • Joseph Cassidy, Assistant Vice President for Economic Development, Dean of Continuing Education and Public Services, College of DuPage (IL)
          • Sam Guerrero, Manager of Community Engagement, Innovation DuPage (IL)

            Playbook Track | All are welcome to join!

            The Power of Being Heard: Your Voice Matters | Intermediate Level 

            Harriet

            Diverse and inclusive schools are more innovative, efficient, productive, and successful. This session will explore the power of words, and why it is important for everyone to have – and use – a voice. To enhance the impact of this session, please consider reviewing a supporting resources in advance of your attendance at www.nacce.com/your-voice-matters.  

            Presenters: 

            • Dr. Monica Curry, Impacting Squared

            1:15 PM - 2:30 PM CT

            Luncheon & Afternoon Main Stage Session

            Lakes Ballroom

            Keynote

            • Alex Servello, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Verizon

            Panel Discussion: Rural, Urban and Suburban Innovation 

            • Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President & CEO, NACCE (NC) | Moderator

            Announcement of 2021 Pitch for the Trades Winners

            • Carlene Cassidy, Chief Executive Officer, Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation (MD)

            2:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

            Dessert & Networking 

            Lakes Ballroom Foyer + Sky Bridge


            3:15 PM - 4:15 PM CT

            Breakouts #6

            Workforce Development & Non-Credit Programming Track

            Incorporating the LivePlan Methodology into Your Classroom or Programs | Beginner Level

            Minnetonka A

            This session will cover how to be more effective with your students and program participants by using a structured, proven methodology and LivePlan, the leading strategic planning and forecasting platform. Lourdes Ramboa will share how she has successfully incorporated LivePlan to enhance and streamline her entrepreneurship courses AND the Everyday Entrepreneurship Venture Fund at Tarrant County College, sharing best practices and highlighting specific student success stories. Learn from the LivePlan team how to teach the perfect blend of traditional business planning and lean startup methodology. Help your students create cash flow projections to determine the financial viability of their venture and find avenues for growth and financial resilience. Learn how to incorporate a modern toolset across multiple programs to accelerate learning and promote collaboration.

            Learning Objectives:

            • Attendees will learn how LivePlan is making business planning and financial concepts more accessible for students, enhance the learning experience of the program participants, and how it facilitates collaboration and mentor feedback.  
            • Attendees will understand the components of Lean Planning that have led to successfully serving entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and experience levels.
            • Attendees will leave with an understanding of everything that has led to the successful use of LivePlan in the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund program, how to apply these learnings to their own programs, and how to replicate these results in their own programs.

            Presenters:

            • Justin Hardersen, Academic and Government Channel Partnerships, Palo Alto Software (OR)
            • Lourdes Ramboa, Tarrant County College (TX)

            Entrepreneurship 101 Track

            Facilitating Change: Shining a Light on Entrepreneurial Leaders through Storytelling | Advanced Level

            Minnetonka C

            Rather than paying external talent to talk with our organization about organizational change, innovation, and entrepreneurship, what if we highlighted our internal change agents, innovators and entrepreneurs as role models instead? In other words, what if we engaged in storytelling about inspiring internal talent who can teach us, through their actions/stories, about how we can become nimbler with change, and more innovative and entrepreneurial together? This is one of the approaches taken by the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) of the Maricopa Community College District in order to leverage resources into a more dynamic and connected ecosystem within and beyond our ten colleges. Learn about the strategies/tactics we are using to discover and highlight internal talent that have also led to additional opportunities that we could not have guessed at when we began this journey. Participants will receive materials from the Art and Science of Culture Change including strategies/tactics used by MCLI that can be replicated by any campus/system.

            Learning Objectives:

            • Participants will reflect on their campus/system internal talent, and other internal resources, to leverage untapped opportunities into meaningful change, innovation, and entrepreneurial progress for their campus/system (no new budget required) through storytelling.
            • Participants will receive materials from the Art and Science of Culture Change to create strength-based experiences where all internal talent can be invited to reflect upon/tell their story.
            • Participants will identify strategies for “Shining the Light” on internal and external change agents, innovators and entrepreneurs who are already leading the way.

            Presenters:

            • Dr. Caron Sada, Residential Psychology Faculty/MCLI Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Maricopa Community College (AZ)
            • Steven Crawford, District Director Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation, Maricopa Community College District (AZ)
            • Rob Morales, Instructional Designer Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation, Maricopa County Community College District (AZ)

                Other Sessions Track

                Exploring International Entrepreneurship Through Cross-cultural Collaborations | Advanced Level

                Cedar

                Attendees will hear about the entrepreneurship and cross-cultural experiences of Kauai Community College faculty and students as they partnered with students in Jordan and Iraq in the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC) over the past two years. See how, over 10 weeks, the bi-national teams came together to work collaboratively to create a sustainable business concept and compete in the challenge, while sharing each other's culture.

                Learning Objectives:

                • Participants will be able to possibly integrate the GSSC program into their curriculum to expose students to International Entrepreneurship
                • Explore the GSSC in more detail
                • Share best practices on international entrepreneurship with colleagues.

                Presenter:

                • Dirk Soma, Assistant Professor, Kauai Community College (HI)

                  Playbook Track | All are welcome to join!

                  Waiting to Exhale | Advanced Level

                  Harriet

                  Where and how can people of color truly breathe? Enter a different kind of conversation that sees and holds the collective impact of systemic racism, while identifying what is needed to create safe spaces that enable people to be their authentic selves.

                  Build community with others who are committed to racial justice and advancing equity through this powerful, interactive session. Engage with your peers in vibrant conversations that identify challenges and opportunities to improve your personal and professional spheres of influence. Move through discomfort, get centered, breathe deeply, and take action.

                  Learning Objectives:

                  • Gain awareness and empathy about the strategies we use to navigate our complex identities.
                  • Understand the qualities of genuinely inclusive spaces.
                  • Reflect on resources and strategies that address systemic racism.

                  Presenters:

                  • Kristen Golden, Advancing Equity initiative Co-Lead, VentureWell
                  • Dr. Isabelle Monlouis, Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute,
                    Georgia State University (GA)
                  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

                  Closing Reception

                  Lakes Ballroom Foyer + Sky Bridge

                  Join us for drinks and appetizers as we network with old and new friends and visit with our exhibitors.

                  Wednesday, October 6
                  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CT

                  Breakfast

                  Lakes Ballroom Foyer


                  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT

                  Closing Main Stage Session: Impact ED Future Building Summit

                  Lakes Ballroom

                  The purpose of this summit is tri-fold:

                  • Sharing the big ideas of leaders and entrepreneurs to co-create more pathways to equity and prosperity.
                  • Hearing from everyday entrepreneurs who received seed funding, mentoring, and instruction to start and grow Main Street businesses across all sectors.
                  • Convening leaders from all sectors to build bridges to the future together through community colleges and minority serving institutions. 

                  View more details here.