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As we continue to adapt together, the Program Support PD Center team is modifying this year's Summer Directors' Institute in response to the need to meet and offer PD virtually.

This special one-day institute is intended to provide you with an opportunity to network, learn, and reflect on significant issues that you are currently dealing with in your program. 

This year's Summer Directors' Institute responds to feedback from the February/March online survey that many directors completed. In response to the overwhelming majority  (74%) of first and second choices, the Institute will focus on:

  • To whom you are accountable and for what purposes, and how this should drive your program's vision and mission
  • Effective, evidence-based strategies for recruitment, intake, and orientation and how they contribute to persistence
  • Effective, evidence-based instructional strategies that promote learner persistence
  • A focus on ways to implement these strategies virtually to support those who will continue remote or blended teaching and learning in the fall

In addition to the opportunity to network, our goal is to provide tangible tools and resources you will be able to use immediately in your program.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • All ESE-funded adult education program directors, coordinators, and other educational leaders who contribute to program design, management, and quality

At this time, we are modifying the day-long, face-to-face plan. We expect to offer multiple, shorter online sessions with breaks in between. More details will follow. If you need additional information or if you have suggestions for how we might best structure the day, please contact

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Review and adapt your program mission and vision so they align with your purposes and promote a culture of high quality and expectations
    Develop effective processes for recruitment, intake, and orientation that promote persistence
    Implement instructional strategies that foster student ownership and persistence
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Details will be sent to registrants.
United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Educational Leadership
Educator Effectiveness
Program Management