ACTEA Conference - Leadership Strand April 12-13, 2018

Enhancing CTE Leadership

Albany New York


A Mental Model to Become a Stronger CTE Leader

Dick Jones and Kathy Weigel

Breakout Sessions:

Energizing Staff

Kathy Weigel

Instructional Leadership Data Practices

Dick Jones

Key Strategies for Soft Skills

Dick Jones




7th Annual Collaborative CTE Conference - November 17, 2017

 Creating Dynamic possibilites for every Student

Hofstra  University



American Work Ethic in the 21st Century

Josh Davies , CEO - The Center for Work Ethic Development 

Breakout Sessions: 

Give Employers What They Want: Work Ethic 

        Josh Davies , CEO - The Center for Work Ethic Development 

CTE: Connecting Middle School to High School and Beyond

Constance Spohn , CTE TAC of NY


2017 CAP Conference - March 17, 2017

 COLLEGE and career READINESS: Unlocking the Pathways to Success"
Adelphi University


Breakout Session:

The NYS Multiple Pathways to Graduation, Where Does CTE Fit in: the CTE 4+1 Pathway and
the CDOS Pathway?

Ellen Palazzo & Bernard Pierorazio, CTE TAC of NY



6th Annual CTE Conference - November 18, 2016

Multiple Pathways for All Students: "Ensuring Career and College Readiness"
Hofstra University

Keynote addresses:

Brain Research and the Implications for Student Success

Linda Jordan, Midwest Brain and Learning Institute & Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Hope College

College Ready is NOT Ready Enough 

Bill Daggett, International Center for Leadership in Education

From the Classroom to the Boardroom 

Jonathan Jacobs, Digital Natives Group

Breakout Sessions:

Career and Workforce Ready 

Sue Gubing, Career Smarts

Computer Gaming and Programming for all Students 

Gene Silvermen, Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center

CTE Program Approval Process at a Glance 

Rie Posillico and Ellen Palazzo, CTE TAC of NY

The Data Piece: Strategies to Manage and Report CTE Data 

Jerry Pedinotti, CTE Technical Assistance Center of NY

Employability Profiles: From A to Z

Marsha Iverson, CTE Technical Assistance of NY

A Framework that Works for Employers and Students 

Nick Chapman, Virtual Enterprises International

New Thinking about Post Secondary Education: The Purpose, Value and Benefits of Stackable Credentials 

Ed Shafer, CTE Technical Assistance of NY

P-TECH Long Island 

Sue Gubing, Career Smarts

Teaching to the 21st Century Brain

Linda Jordan, Midwest Brain and Learning Institute & Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Hope College


CTE Professional Organization Leadership Seminar – August 2-3, 2016

Radisson Wolf Road – Albany, NY

Sustaining the Work and Pursuing CTE Opportunities: Are We Ready? 

Eric Suhr, Bureau Chief, Career and Technical Education, NYSED

CTE Advocacy Activities 

Peter Carr, NYSACTE’s CTE Advocate

Professional Membership Challenges in the 21st Century 

Richard Jones, Senior Consultant, CTE TAC of NY

Developing and Planning Leadership Succession 

Debra J.M. Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President, Deb Best Practices

2016 CTE Joint Conference

Constance Spohn, CTE TAC of NY

CTE Certification & New NYSED Requirements 

Eric Suhr, Bureau Chief and Phil Detellis, CTE Team, NYSED

SREB Teacher Induction Model: Meeting Needs in Syracuse City 

Jan Woodworth, SUNY Oswego; Bob Leslie, Syracuse City Schools; Nancy Headrick, Director, Teaching to Lead, SREB

Conundrum and Criteria: CDOS Credential, CTE Pathway and CDOS Pathway 

Eric Suhr, Bureau Chief; Cheryl Winstel, CTE Team, NYSED

Rise to the Top with a Better Elevator Speech! 

Mark Grimm, President, Mark Grimm Communications