In this new era of accountability under WIOA, do you believe that you are first and foremost accountable to the adult learners in your program? Are you looking for innovative ways to accelerate their learning, promote successful outcomes, and better support their planning and transitions to next steps?
ACLS policy asks programs to “engage in a continuous improvement planning process that involves all stakeholders,” and IPQ 8 guides programs to “engage in a continuous improvement planning process with the goal of improving student outcomes.”
In support of these guidelines and purposes, the SABES Program Support PD Center for Program Management and Educational Leadership is excited to announce that we are launching a new PD series, Planning for Continuous Improvement (PCI). This PD series is designed to help both novice and experienced program directors convene and lead an inclusive planning team in effectively implementing an ongoing continuous improvement process informed by data that strengthens instruction, learning, and student outcomes. It is designed for program directors—and members of their teams they designate—who wish to engage in an inclusive planning process that accelerates students’ learning and outcomes.
This multi-session PD event is comprised of three initial face-to-face PD sessions, in between which you will develop and implement a continuous improvement team, process, and plan in your program. You will benefit from networking and shared learning across programs throughout this process. In addition to customized coaching from SABES presenters to support your individual program goals and needs, you will give and receive feedback to and from peer partners. Each program will share its final plan, progress, accomplishments, and reflections with colleagues at a fourth and final PCI Summit networking session in FY20.
The PCI PD is designed to be of adequate intensity and duration to promote meaningful program change. Program directors are expected to attend all sessions and complete this PD in its entirety. You are welcome to include additional members of your planning team throughout the PD and coaching process.
We will be offering this PD in two locations, Malden and Worcester. Please see the SABES Calendar for details about dates, locations, session descriptions, and how to register for Malden, beginning on February 5 and Worcester, beginning on February 11.
For more information, please contact Luanne Teller (Luanne_teller@worlded.org).