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FALL 2016 Institute: Learning in a Competence-Based World

DePaul University, School for New Learning

Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM (CST)

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Early Bird Registration Oct 7, 2016 $495.00 $0.00
Learning Professional Participant Nov 4, 2016 $595.00 $0.00

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Scheduled to co-incide with the CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) conference pre-conference days, this interactive two-day Institute will give professionals who work with (and within) competence-based approaches to learning an opportunity to learn, develop and refine specific practices that help learners actually develop the competencies they seek.  This includes strategies and approaches that help learners learn from experience, and apply that learning while enhancing their performance in specific contexts.

Learning professionals across practice settings have long used the language of competence-based learning for specific outcomes that learners can apply in their work and other aspects of adult life. As boundaries between/among work, school, and community are becoming more blurred and artificial, these worlds need to unite to help adults meet increasingly demanding responsibilities of adult life: competence-based learning can provide that bridge.

Pioneers in competency-based education, such as DePaul’s School for New Learning, offer entire competence-based degree programs for adult learners. Higher education is now exploding with variations of competency-based models, many of which include partnerships with the worlds of work and community.  Regardless of the setting—higher education, business, nonprofit, or government— in any competence-based approach, the accent needs to be on learning and self-efficacy as learners.

Facilitated by Leaders in Competence-Based Learning, including:

  • Catherine Marienau, Ph.D., DePaul University, School for New Learning (SNL) Professor and co-author of Assessing Learning
  • Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. Director, Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA), author of three books on innovation, learning and change
  • Russ Rogers, Ph.D., DePaul University, Director of SNL Graduate Programs, leading change management and workplace learning consultant
  • Kathryn Wozniak, Ph.D.., Assistant Professor, Concordia University
  • With Graphic Facilitation by Jill Archer 

Who Should Attend

This Institute module is open to all learning professionals and is particularly suited to practitioners who are either explicitly or implicitly working within a competence-based framework and accountable for helping adult learners develop and demonstrate specific competencies in their practice setting.

These include:

  • Higher education faculty, advisors, and academic administrators
  • Learning, training and development professionals in business and non-profit organizations
  • Human resource professionals
  • Coaches and mentors
  • Leaders in professional associations and agencies that promote adult learning 

Participants Will Learn To

  • construct competence ‘statements’ (target outcomes) that inspire and guide the development and demonstration of new learning
  • create conditions to enhance individuals’ learning, performance, and self-efficacy
  • help learners—
    • extract learning from experience through various reflection strategies
    • collaborate on criteria (benchmarks, rubrics, indicators) and products/outputs that demonstrate learning
    • apply learning in specific contexts

Special Note to:

HR Professionals: This Institute is approved for 11.5 HRCI recertification credits.

ASTD Members: CPLPs can earn recertification credits by participat­ing in continuing education activities that meet the ASTD Certification Institute Recertification Guidelines. Please review the CPLP Recertifica­tion Guidelines on the CPLP web­site, www.cplp.astd.org, for more information.

DePaul School for New Learning Students may be able to incorporate this Institute as part of an Independent Learning Project. Contact shellstr@depaul.edu for details.


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DePaul University, School for New Learning, Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA)
14 E Jackson, 14th Floor
Room 1451
Chicago, IL

Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM (CST)

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DePaul University, School for New Learning is one of the 10 colleges within the university and the only college dedicated exclusively to adult students. Our undergraduate and graduate degrees can be customized to meet your professional goals and busy schedule through online and onsite classes. Students can also apply their life and work experience, training and professional certifications toward their degree requirements to significantly reduce tuition and accelerate degree completion.



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