Providing high-quality professional development opportunities to NYS CTE Educators is one of the highest priorities of the CTE TAC. 

Below is the planned PD for the 2021-22 school year. 

 

New opportunities are frequently added, please check in often!

  

PD by Month/Year

 

 

September 2021

All Sessions Now Archived


October 2021

10/20/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Classroom Management and Instruction for CTE - Differentiating for all learners

Description: This session introduces teachers to how to differentiate their lessons to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom. Participants will learn tools for understanding what students know and don't know, and how to modify their lesson to meet student needs.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Keri Hubbard, Hendy Avenue Consulting

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10/26/2021 
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Career Pathway Exploration Projects for CTE Classes: Presenting Career Plans 
(Part 3 of 3)

Description: Participants gather the information they have collected in the career database and interviews. They add images, and create a draft presentation on the career they have researched. Participants consider how they can use this project-based learning template in their own classes, making modifications as needed.      

Audience: teachers, school counselors, and administrators. 

Presenter: Ellen Baxt, Ellen Baxt Consulting

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10/27/2021 
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Google Classroom Tips & Tricks

Description: Get a refresh on Google Classroom basics. Learn the best practices for setting up your Google Classroom for a CTE class. Determine how to organize your content, set up your gradebook and use the rubric and comment bank tool.      

Audience: CTE Educators  

Presenter: Johnathan Redecker, WhyMaker

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November 2021

11/3/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Description: Every learner is unique: in fact, research shows the way people learn is as unique as their fingerprints. Universal Design for Learning (aka UDL) is an approach to instruction that meets this challenge by minimizing barriers and maximizing learning for all. All classes are highly diverse and the challenge is to give all students options to learn the way they learn best. Teachers will be tasked with reframing instruction to reach all learners. In this workshop teachers will be given strategies, tips and tricks to help students engage and master learning. This workshop is specifically designed for CTE teachers, but all teachers are welcome and will benefit.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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11/3/2021 
4pm-5pm

Instructional Strategies for Achieving Rigor & Relevance

Description: Effective teaching is not about discovering the perfect instructional strategy. Effective teaching requires developing a full repertoire of strategies and selecting one or more that will be most successful based on the needs of students and the particular learning objectives. This workshop reviews instructional strategies to use based upon rigorous and relevant learning. Staff development activities to help CTE teachers expand their competence in multiple instructional strategies will also be described.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

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11/4/2021
10am-11am

CLNA - Analyzing Student Performance

Description: Participants will focus on Step 3, Analyzing Student Performance. The CLNA must contain an evaluation of CTE concentrators’ performance on the core performance indicators. Participants will learn where to locate, how to interpret, and how to sort data found in SIRS reports that contain performance data including subgroups.

Please bring your data coordinator with you to this session and/or access to Cognos Report #305 and #344

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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11/9/2021
10am-11am

Integrating Work-Based Learning Basic Tenets & What that Means for Your Programs

Description: A workshop for educational leaders that describes an overview of WBL and its connection with CDOS & Career Exploration Activities. After this workshop leaders will be able to differentiate between WBL, registered programs, unregistered programs and what makes a program qualify for CDOS credentials. Leaders will be able to identify the key components of a good WBL learning program and what is required and needs specifically apply to special education. Resources and links will be shared.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Pat Sweeny

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11/9/2021
2:30pm-3:30pm

Special Populations: Improving Access to Quality CTE Programs for Special Populations

Description:This session discusses innovative strategies and best practices to increase effectiveness of the institutional outreach efforts to “Special Populations”. The session showcases successful models utilized across the country for effective outreach, engagement and mobilization of members of this population.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Dina Refki, DA - Director of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, UAlbany 

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11/10/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Setting Goals with CTE Students

Description: Helping CTE students set long term goals will help them continue to strive for completion and excellence in their education career and beyond. In this workshop we will learn how to work with students to help them set long-term goals and outline the steps that they need to get there.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us to Success

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11/11/2021 
4pm-5pm

Leading Instructional Growth for CTE

Description: School leaders play an important role in building a school’s collective efficacy and leading instructional growth. However, knowing where to focus attention to ensure instructional growth occurs can be confusing. This session will explore practical high-impact strategies grounded in research, how to implement these strategies gradually, and other tools to assist school leaders become more effective instructional leaders.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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11/16/2021 
10am-11am

WBL: Where Form Meets Function

Description: How do you connect all of the vital components of your CTE Programs to Integrate & support WBL? In this workshop for CTE Leaders, we will connect the role of the school & the role of the WBL programs. Using a framework will help leaders map how to go from the Advisory Committee’s agenda to curricular integration, alignment & activities. Resources will be provided.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Pat Sweeny

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11/16/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Engaging ELLs in the CTE Classroom

Description: This session will explore the practices for classroom instruction that actively engage English language learners.
Participants will:
Gain an understanding of ELL Proficiency Levels.
Understand how to deliver content that is comprehensible to ELL students.
Practice strategies for actively involving ELLs in the CTE classroom.

Audience: Educators

Presenter: Shawnna Sweet, Professional Development Specialist, Mid-West RBERN at Monroe2-Orleans BOCES and Tanya L. Rosado-Barringer, Coordinator, Mid-West RBERN at OCM BOCES. 

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11/18/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities in CTE classes

Description: This introductory session will provide an overview of the types of disabilities that students may bring
to the classroom. General profiles will be contrasted with how the Individual Education Program
(IEP) will communicate individual strengths and needs. An overview of Universal Design,
Accommodations and Modifications will also be addressed.
Learning Outcomes:
• Know the 13 disability categories that may appear on an IEP
• Be familiar with the typical learning profile of common educational disabilities
• Know how to find the individual strengths and needs of each student
• Know the principles of Universal Design (UDL), accommodations and modifications
• Know the benefits of UDL

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Ganley, Brockport Research Institute

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11/23/2021 
2:30-3:30pm

WBL: Finding Placements 

Description:  Helping students find placements for work-based learning experiences is tedious but really rewarding when done successfully. This first session will help Work-Based Learning Coordinators assess students' interests and desired career pathway, then identify local in-demand jobs, identify and contact potential employers.

Audience: WBL Coordinators, Educators, Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies

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11/30/2021 
2:30-3:30pm

WBL: Placing Students

Description:  This workshop is full of resources that will help work-based learning coordinators ensure students excel in their placement. Learn about a list of things to review with students prior to their first WBL experience. Plan to ensure that employers have an enjoyable and successful experience as well.

Audience: WBL Coordinators, Educators, Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies

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December 2021

12/2/2021
10am-11am

CLNA - Analyzing Program Performance

Description: Participants will focus on Step 4, Analyzing Program Performance. The CLNA includes a description of how CTE programs offered by the local eligible recipient are sufficient in size, scope, and quality to meet the needs of all students served by the eligible recipient. Definitions of size, scope, and quality will be discussed. Participants will also focus on step 5, analyzing progress towards Implementing NYSED-Approved CTE programs of study.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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12/7/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

WBL: Evaluating Students

Description: Learn how to use the training plan as a tool to help evaluate students in placements. Learn what to expect from a worksite visit. Understand the importance of communication several times during the progress of the work placement.

Audience:  Educators, Leaders, WBL Coordinators 

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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12/14/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

WBL: Professional Skills for Youth

Description:  Learn about teaching professional skills that will help students succeed in their work-based learning experience and into the future. 

Audience:  Educators, Leaders, WBL Coordinators 

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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12/15/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Best Practices for Lesson Planning 

Description:  Having very successful lessons hinges on having a great lesson plan. In this workshop educators will practice writing great objectives and ensure that assessments measure what you planned for your students. Educators will also learn the importance of connecting to prior knowledge, and how to hook students to engage them into deeper learning.

Audience:  Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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12/21/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Providing Critical Support for Students from Special Populations, including Students Pursuing Gender Nontraditional CTE Programs

Description: Members of “Special Populations” as designated by Perkins V have many adverse forces that serve as determinants of success including poverty, homelessness, single motherhood, physical and mental health struggles, etc. Additionally, intersections of these forces with gender, race, ethnicity, ability and nativity status may intensify vulnerability and further limit access to opportunity structures and pathways to success. This webinar (a) examines the implications of the intersections of different socio-economic forces in the lives of members of “Special Populations”; (b)explores effective institutional models that provide critical support to members of this population to ensure that those adverse forces do not interfere with student success; and (c) share innovative strategies and best practices to increase the effectiveness of institutional outreach and active engagement of this population in Career and Technical Education.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Dina Refki, DA - Director of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, UAlbany 

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12/22/2021 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Helping CTE Students Learn New Vocabulary

Description: There are always so many new vocabulary words in our CTE classes, it can be overwhelming for our students. Learn lots of strategies to help students learn and retain new vocabulary.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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January 2022

1/5/2021 
4pm-5pm

Improving Engagement in CTE Classrooms

Description: Over and over research has linked active student engagement to a student’s ability to retain content knowledge. In this session, participants will deepen their understanding of active learner engagement and explore various easy-to-implement strategies that will lead to greater student engagement.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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1/11/2021 
4pm-5pm

Integrating Reading in CTE

Description:  In the CTE classroom, students are presented with numerous authentic texts such as lab reports, blueprints, business plans, and technical manuals. Students can greatly benefit from developing literacy skills to navigate through such texts. This workshop will introduce educators to various literacy strategies, ones that help students summarize materials they read, think critically about that material and then use evidence from texts to support claims.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning

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1/12/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Understanding Historical Context of Racial Inequities in Public Education

Description: Participants are invited to embark on an inquiry-led journey, through thought-partnership, to create a framework that includes racial literacy development, shared vocabulary and comprehensive understandings, and a personal assessment of their own racial identities while examining the institutional impact of racial inequities on public education.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD 

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1/13/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA- Analyzing Access and Equity; Analyzing Recruitment, Retention & Training

Description: Participants will focus on step 6, analyzing processes for recruitment, retention, and training of CTE educators . Participants will focus on step 7, analyzing access and equity in NYSED-Approved CTE programs. The CLNA includes a description of how the eligible recipient is focused on support and access for special populations. Also, the gaps and needs identified in the CLNA are foundational to the Perkins application. Gaps identified must be directly tied to program data as well as those recommendations of the stakeholder group and used to inform needs to be met in the Perkins grant application.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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1/18/2022
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Managing All the Support: How to utilize support services in the CTE Classroom

Description: This introductory session will explain the roles and responsibilities of the support staff who may be a part of the Individual Education Program (IEP) IEP. The practical considerations for collaborating with these professionals and paraprofessionals for adequate support will be addressed. This session will include the utilization of one-to-one aides and job coaches.

Learning Outcomes:
• Know the roles of Special Education Teachers, related service professionals, job coaches and one-to-one aides.
• Know what Supports for School Personnel may be applicable to the CTE program
• Learn practical strategies for increasing student independence by effectively utilizing support services.

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Ganley, Brockport Research Institute  

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1/18/2022
4pm-5pm

Integrating Writing in CTE

Description: Research indicates that students' success in both college and career demand an ability to write effectively for a variety of purposes. Writing instruction is the responsibility of all educators. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of why writing instruction is critical and how various writing strategies can easily be integrated into CTE classrooms

Audience: CTE Educators

Presenter: Sherry St.Clair, Reflective Learning 

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1/19/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Analyze Racialized Identities and Bias in School Improvement Efforts

Description: Participants will be invited to investigate the impact of micro-aggressive culture on school communities, to analyze and confront challenges to “race talk” in schools, to conduct a deep dive into the tenets of culturally responsive-sustaining pedagogy, to engage with theoretical frameworks, and develop greater levels of critical consciousness, and to foster a “brave space” for interrogation and learning as a community.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD

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1/20/2022 
10am-11am

Teacher Retention

Description: Keeping and growing teachers is the most effective way to improve student learning. In this session, administrators will learn strategies for teacher retention that they can immediately implement in their school or district. Leaders will leave this session with a concrete plan with both short-term and long-term strategies for teacher retention.

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Jeremy Abarno, Hendy Avenue Consulting

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1/26/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Design Programmatic Elements for Support, Healing and Restoration in school communities

Description: Participants will begin actively assessing their school communities, identify ways to leverage resources and stakeholders, employ prescriptive approaches to operationalizing ABAR (Anti Bias and Anti-Racist) practices, incorporate restorative problem solving for communal healing, and critically address inequity/disproportionality. Participants will identify areas of inquiry, points of impact, and create a timeline of benchmarks for the comprehensive action planning.

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: TRIAD 

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February 2022

 2/2/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Cross Cultural Career Development

Description: Research indicates that students' success in both college and career demand an ability to write effectively for a variety of purposes. Writing instruction is the responsibility of all educators. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of why writing instruction is critical and how various writing strategies can easily be integrated into CTE classrooms

Audience: Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us to Success 

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2/3/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Translating CLNA Needs into Perkins Actions and Addressing the  Compliance Questions

Description: Section 3.2 of the Perkins application contains 13 questions to gauge each applicant's compliance with the federal law. This session will help you to decipher each question and strategize ways to answer it concisely and completely.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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2/10/2022 
10am-11am

Maximizing Partnerships

Description: All relationships could benefit from a check-up and possibly a tune-up. Routine inter-agency evaluations serve to analytically measure the health and CTE industry-partnerships.
Participants will:
- Discuss former and current partnership agreements.
- Compare and contrast partnership agreements: What worked. What did not work.
- Analyze from a variety of angles the common pitfalls identified.
- Develop a systematic process to routinely fortify the efforts of CTE-partnerships.

Audience: School Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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2/16/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Project-Based Learning 

Description: Project/Problem-Based Learning in CTE classrooms seems like an obvious fit. However, there are some specifics CTE teachers need to include to make Project/Problem Based Learning really effective in their classrooms. In this session we will share information and practical, creative ideas to ensure that students benefit from collaborating with each other while engaging in significant problem solving while still learning important CTE content.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Liz Gallo, WhyMaker

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March 2022

3/3/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Perkins: Let’s talk Budget

Description: The CLNA provides information on strengths and areas of improvement of current program delivery. Participants will examine how identified improvement strategies may translate into actions that are funded by the Perkins Grant. Participants will discuss the determining factors that deem an expense to be allowable. They will review the FS-10 code definitions to make sure that items are properly coded and make sure that all expenses are aligned to address needs identified in the CLNA and section 4.0 of the grant application. The budget amendment process may also be discussed. Participants will be provided examples of allowable and non-allowable funded actions.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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3/16/2022 
4pm-5pm

Enhancing Group Work in CTE Classrooms

Description: Group work allows students time to collaborate, develop their social skills, and learn content at the same time. In this session, participants will learn how to effectively design group work to ensure all students participate equally while learning. Tips and strategies regarding setting up and managing group work will be addressed.

Audience: CTE Educators 

Presenter: Sherry St. Clair, Reflective Learning 

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3/23/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Portfolios - Building 21st Century Career Portfolios

Description: Future workforce talents are typically prepared by counselors and agencies using yesteryear’s paradigms and career tools. However, tomorrow’s talents are facing a complexity of unknowns concerning future hiring trends. Therefore, preparing these talents requires adopting agile approaches and 21st century tools, and exercising disciplined practices to help present his/her best self.
Participants will help students...
- Analyze traditional vs 21st century hiring practices.
- Grasp some of the common self-efficacy pitfalls that impede employment access.
- Form essential self-directed marketability concepts.
- Develop the initial portfolio, to include a checklist and folder to integrate living career-based documents used to improve employment access and career up-leveling outcomes.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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April 2022

4/6/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Engaging CTE Students with and without Technology

Description: Student engagement is #1 - without buy-in, there is little hope of active learning. This PD will highlight some of the core skills and strategies in student engagement, with an emphasis on CTE courses and how hands-on learning affects student engagement tactics.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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4/7/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Perkins Final Narrative and Getting Paperwork Together

Description: The Perkins Final Narrative captures enrollment and performance information from the previous grant year. Participants will examine sections I and II of the report and any additional paperwork required when submitting the grant. After reviewing the final narrative, colleagues will collaborate through a Q and A session.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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4/13/2022 
2:30pm-3:30pm

Adolescent Psychology

Description: The first part of this PD session includes elements from both psychology and neuroscience. We will investigate the basics of adolescent psychology, i.e. how the brain develops during these formative years. We will go over toxic stress and its rather significant impact on student behavior and attitude. Teachers will walk away with strategies to implement in their classrooms, especially around classroom management.

Audience:  Educators 

Presenter: Sarah Dong, Follow Us To Success

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May 2022

5/5/2022 
10am-11am

CLNA - Q & A and Support Session

Description: What are those last-minute burning questions? This session will be designed to provide you with the answers and support you need as you enter the final countdown to submission of your 2022-2023 Perkins grant application and as you continue your work on the Final Narrative for 2021-2022.

Submit Pre-Session Questions Here 

Audience: Leaders

Presenter: Tracy Gyoerkoe, CTETAC Regional Field Associate

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5/12/2022 
10am-11am

 21st Century Workforce Development 

Description: An organization’s culture can either narrow or widen its talent-pipeline. With growing attrition rates plaguing businesses and school organizations, school administrators will either meet or succumb to talent-shortages further exacerbated by COVID. In this new post-COVID millennia, traditional career-priorities (like company-loyalty) are no longer paramount for today’s jobseekers.
Participants will:
- Understand the local attrition trends facing schools and industries.
- Formulate a growth-mindset for developing a workforce culture that is proactive, responsive and thrive-centered.
- Strategize systemic opportunities for administrators and staff to analytically question the intersections of his/her own expectations, responsibilities, and contributions, relative to enhancing workplace culture.
- Identify and promote likability factors to attract future talent-interest and re-ignite current talent-interest.

Audience:  Leaders

Presenter: Subrina Oliver, O-High Technologies 

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June 2022

  No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

July 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled 

August 2022

 No Sessions Currently Scheduled