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The first recorded private "venture" school opened in 1705 in Colonial America, the first business college opened in Washington in 1886 and Perry Technical Institute opened in 1941, making it the oldest, continuously operating private career college in Washington.


REGISTER TO ATTEND!

49th Annual Conference

June 12-14, 2018

Heathman Lodge
Vancouver, Washington

Heathman Lodge
Room reservations
Or call 360.254.3100 and ask for the NW Career College Federation block
Airport Shuttle

Conference Registration 

To register for the conference, download this form and either mail it or scan it to the NWCCF (information on the form).
Conference Registration Print Form

Workshops

The NWCCF offers professional development opportunities as a part of the Annual conference.  Please view the options below.  Each workshop requires payment.

Characteristics of a Leader Workshop
Professional Development: The Key to Success
Tuesday, June 12th – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Presented by Wade Witherspoon, Ed.D.

Annual VAWA Training
Thursday, June 14th – 9:30am to 12:30pm
Presented by Chris DeLuca, DeLuca Law

Multiple  Methods for Multiple Intelligences
Thursday, June 14th – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Presented by Lisha Barnes
Sponsored by Milady, a part of Cengage

 

 

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Set-up

1:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop:
Characteristics of a Successful Leader
Professional Development:  The Key to Success
(more information above)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception
Registration Opens

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
NWCCF Board of Directors Meeting & Dinner

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7:00 a.m.
Registration opens and coffee with exhibitors

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
General Opening Session
Welcome, Kim Ierien, NWCCF Vice President
Keynote Address: Ben Cannon, Executive Director,
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Networking Break

9:30 a.m.
State Agency/Accrediting Agency closed-door session
By invitation only

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

The New Audit Guide – What We’ve Learned in the First Year
Presented by Brenda Scherer, CliftonLarsonAllen
Are You Prepared to Respond if an Active Threat or Emergency Occurs on your Campus?
Presented by Kaila Lockbeam, Perry Technical Institute
Ugh. Not Another (boring, unproductive) Meeting!
Presented by Barbara Davis, Your Best Thinking

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Employment Law Changes – What You Need to Know and How to Comply
Presented by Vanessa Anderson, Alchemy Law Group
Professionalism Throughout Your School:  What does that look like and how to reinforce it
Presented by Mark Sullivan, Cyanna
Why Most Social Media Tactics Don’t Work and What to do About it
Presented by Gregg Meiklejohn, Enrollment Resources

Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch, recognitions and Vendor Speed Dating

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
WAVE Presentations
10-minute snippets of information on some of the hottest topics you may not have even thought about and why it’s good information to know.

10 Ways to Create a World-Class Enrollment Process
USDE Program Review Findings
How to Get the Most out of your Suppliers
Value and Implementation of Online Libraries
What I learned in the Business
Why Your Website Should be a Priority

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

How Accreditation Has Changed and What Lies Ahead
Panelists:  Florence Tate, ABHES; Michelle Edwards, ACICS; Tom Netting, Government Relations Consultant; Christine Cote, ACCSC Team Leader
Edutainment: 7 Keys to Engaging Millennials Students
Presented by Jacob Waterman and Scott Pile, Logical Position
Connect. Convert. Calculate.
Presented by Saj Butts, Campus Login/Great Exposure

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Networking Break

3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

The Latest in Digital Media Updates and Implementation
Presented by Aaron Edwards, Edwards Strategies
Evolution of a School to Great – Best Practices for Growth
A Panel Presentation
How Colleges Will Need to Change: Meeting the Demands of the New Student Population
Presented by Wayne Matulich, Institute of Technology and Joanna Russell, Sumner College

4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion for Best Practices Sharing

What to Expect from Negotiated Rulemaking
Facilitator:  Tom Netting, Government Relations Consultant
What’s Important to Your Accrediting Body
Facilitators:  Florence Tate, ABHES and Michelle Edwards, ACICS
Required Disclosures Per USDE
Facilitator:  Brenda Scherer, CliftonLarsonAllen
Understanding Your Prospective Students
Facilitator:  Gregg Meiklejohn, Enrollment Resources
The VA:  Changes and Findings
Facilitators:  John Murray (WA – WTECB), Laura Bach (WSAC) and Barb Zeal (OR – invited)

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Happy Hour with the Exhibitors

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  – Dessert Buffet with coffee and a nightcap

Thursday, June 14, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Cosmetology Law & Rule Changes – What’s it all mean and
what’s ahead?
Presented by Kimberly Johnson and Chelsea Wescott, Aveda Institute, Portland

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors

 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
General Session
Morning Keynote:
Tom Netting, Government Relations Consultant, Akerman, LLP, Washington, DC
“Cautious Optimism”

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Special Workshop:  Annual VAWA Training

Presented by Chris DeLuca, DeLuca Law


9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Workshop:   Multiple Methods for Multiple Intelligences

Presented  by Alisa Barnes
Sponsored by Milady, a part of Cengage

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Networking  Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Understanding and Maneuvering Federal/State Programs

Presented by Eric Wolf, Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board

Soft Skills Don’t Have to be Hard
Presented by Chris Czarnik, Pearson

10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
State Agency Updates: Regulator Meetings with Schools
WTECB, DOL, WSAC, HECC, ISBOE & ISBOL (invited)


11:30 a.m. –  Noon.

NWCCF Member Meetings by State

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
SHARE TANK | Idea Sharing: Additional thoughts and questions about what you’ve learned at the conference

1:00 p.m. Adjourn

(sessions and presenters are subject to change)