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Employability

Pearson’s Employability Webinars offer professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about the sessions below and read about the speakers.

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Educators who participate in a live webinar will have the opportunity to earn Acclaim professional development badges. For select webinars, Acclaim badges are available for participants who satisfactorily complete a webinar. Learn more about digital badges.

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STUDENT WEBINAR: Discover the Top Secrets to Life, Career, and Academic Success!

David T. Conley, Ph.D., Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D.

Have you ever wondered whether you’ll actually graduate from college, find an amazing career, and experience life to the fullest?

Don’t miss this free opportunity to join world renowned experts, David T. Conley, Ph.D. and Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., in an online session where they’ll tell you how to:

  • Take greater control of your life
  • Understand how the choices you make can help you achieve your goals
  • Increase your academic, professional, and personal success

You’ll receive two of the most powerful self-assessment tools, a $100.00 value, for free just for attending!

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn the top secrets to success!

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How Digital Credentials Help Demonstrate ‘Soft Skills’

Peter Janzow, Senior Director of Business Development, Pearson

How can you help students stand out in their internship or job search process to employers? By ensuring they have the opportunity to earn a digital credential (i.e. badge)!

Pearson is partnering with Acclaim to present ‘Professionalism’ badges. These badges give learners a way to display their personal and social capabilities skills, augment a professional profile online, and build awareness and evidence of transferable soft skills.

Join Peter Janzow for this engaging webinar session! He’ll give an overview of how badges can help set students apart, show the process for how to earn, claim, share the badges, and highlight insight from student, instructor, and employer perspectives on the importance of badges. An overview of ‘Professionalism’ badges available to incorporate into your program will be provided.

If you want to see how digital credentials can impact overall student and career success, then you’ll definitely want to join us and learn about this solution.

The 45‑minute session will answer these questions:

  • Why are digital credentials (i.e. badges) increasing in importance from a student, instructor, and employer perspective?
  • How can instructors help students stand out to employers by assigning badges to earn, claim, and share?
  • How can learners showcase basic proficiency in ‘Professionalism’ to potential employers via email and social media?
  • How can learners showcase basic proficiency in ‘Professionalism’ to potential employers via email and social media?
  • How can employers identify specific capabilities tied to needed ‘Professionalism’ skills in job candidates with verifiable badges?
  • What badges are available to help students develop and demonstrate their personal and social capabilities (i.e. ‘soft skills’)?

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Learn more about Acclaim and Pearson’s ‘Professionalism’ badges:
  1. Acclaim
  2. Pearson ‘Professionalism’ badges
  3. See how to earn, accept, and share badges

Innovating at Scale in Online Learning: A Growth Strategy in Higher Education

Peter Stokes, Nelson Baker, and Kris Clerkin

At the same time institutions of higher education seek to become more transparent with respect to their contribution to economic development, employers are entering a war for talent, and non-traditional learners are looking for career mobility. The question becomes, how can academia bring more people into higher education at scale, with a lower price point, and maintain or improve quality in order to fill the gap? If you’re looking to explore new business models in higher education or have a strong interest in online learning, then you will definitely want to attend this webinar!

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Lone Star College-Tomball Student Success Case Study Webinar: Strengthen GRIT Mindset, Increase Persistence

Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D.

If your institution had to counteract declining enrollments and less-than-satisfactory performance on KPIs, what would you do?

Lone Star College‑Tomball adopted a strategic focus around GRIT as a means to better prepare students in their pursuit of academic, career, and life aspirations.

Join Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D. for an engaging webinar session! Dr. Nutt, Lone Star Tomball’s President, considers GRIT to be an essential factor in student success. Dr. Nutt, with the support of faculty and staff, embarked on a “GRIT, Growth, Greatness” initiative to enhance GRIT‑related methods and to measure their impact on student engagement, performance, persistence, and goal attainment. She will tell their story and outline the case study which explores preliminary quantitative and qualitative data, documents the Lone Star College‑Tomball implementation, and describes key lessons learned and next steps such as the Global GRIT Initiative.

If you’re looking to explore how GRIT can impact retention, completion rates, or overall student success, then you’ll definitely want to join us and learn about Lone Star College‑Tomball’s experience. They partnered with Pearson to answer key questions.

This 60‑minute session will cover:

  • Are higher GRIT scores associated with KPIs like course completion, course load, and re‑enrollment?
  • To what extent does GRIT increase over one academic term?
  • How does an educator’s more intensive infusion of GRIT impact student results?
  • How does exposure to GRIT in multiple classes and over time impact KPIs like GPA and completion?

If you have an interest in helping your students strengthen their GRIT, increase persistence, and ultimately career readiness, then you definitely want to attend this webinar!

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Preparing Students for Successful Careers: The Science of Maximizing Personal Brand

Ron Nash, Career Coach, Interactive Coaching on Demand

We know that student employability is at the top of mind and driving many of your institution’s current initiatives. Tapping into effective career readiness and employability strategies, along with associated tools, can be a challenging endeavor with the new landscape of digital networking.

We invite you take advantage of this webinar with Ron Nash, Interactive Career Coaching and LinkedIn expert. Mr. Nash is a consummate professional who has a passion for personal development and creating strategies that work. In this revealing 60 minute session, Mr. Nash will provide you with the insight and tools that can help you bridge the gap between your students’ academic and career plans. He will provide an overview on the importance of personal brand and how baseline/soft skills need to be communicated via social media.

Regarded as one of the foremost thought leaders on employability with LinkedIn, Mr. Nash will discuss and demonstrate the importance of this critical tool and provide tips and guidance on effective LinkedIn strategies.

After this session, you will:

  • Recognize the importance of Personal Branding in the 21st Century
  • Understand Social Media and how it relates to Personal Brand
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate Personal Brand online
  • Reflect on your current transferable and professionalism skills
  • Describe networking strategies
  • Explain the process of building your network

If you have an interest in helping your students launch successful careers, then you definitely want to attend this webinar!

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Show Me the Money: Finding and Winning the Right Federal Grants to Advance Your CTE Programs

Jackie Skryd, Executive Director of Grants Development, St. Petersburg College

In this compelling and interactive webinar, you will learn about the latest federal grants targeted towards Career and Technical Education, who the agencies are funding, and what they are really looking for in program designs – key information that will help you capture a piece of the pie at a time when funding is scarce and highly competitive.

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Student Success Through Skill Set and Mindset: Raise Accountability, Measure Results

David T. Conley, Ph.D., Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D.

The stakes are high. Student success, retention, and completion rates are driving many of your institutions initiatives, rightfully so. How can you systematically tackle these challenges differently going forward and in a way that shows measured results?

Join David T. Conley, Ph.D. and Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D. for an engaging webinar session! As a follow up to their Fall 2015 presentation, Dr. Conley and Dr. Stoltz will delve deeper into how the development of skill set—learning, cognitive, & transition skills—can be connected to a gritty mindset to equip ALL students with the tools to succeed academically and professionally. Based on years of research, Dr. Conley’s “Four Keys to College Readiness” and Dr. Stoltz’s powerful GRIT™ construct provide a precise, actionable program for guaranteeing every student a better chance at academic achievement and career success.

If you’re looking to improve retention, completion rates, or overall student success, then you’ll definitely want to join us and learn about the evolution and synergy of Skill Set and Mindset. One without the other is incomplete, but together, they empower student ownership, engagement, and accountability for sustained success. This 60-minute session will cover:

  • The concepts & value of the Four Keys and GRIT™.
  • A review of the Conley Readiness Index and the GRIT Gauge, two of the leading, research-based indexes available.
  • Guidance on how to interpret the data that each of the indexes provide, along with findings from specific institutions and a national perspective.
  • Discussion and examples of “how to” interventions and resources needed to ensure student success.
  • How deeper analysis in tandem with Labor Market data can inform personal and social capabilities development.

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Speakers

Barbara Annis
Barbara Annis
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Nelson C. Baker, Ph.D.
Nelson C. Baker, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Kris Clerkin
Kris Clerkin
Southern New Hampshire University
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David T. Conley, Ph.D.
David T. Conley, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Center for Educational Policy Research, University of Oregon
President, EdImagine Strategy Group
Senior Fellow for Deeper Learning under the sponsorship of the Hewlett Foundation
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Jodi Glickman
Jodi Glickman
CEO, Great on The Job
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Pete Janzow
Pete Janzow
Senior Director of Business Development, Pearson
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Ron Nash
Ron Nash
Career Coach, Interactive Coaching on Demand
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Daniel Traster
Lee Ann Nutt, Ed.D.
President, Lone Star College-Tomball, Tomball, Texas
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Lorraine Papazian-Boyce
Lorraine Papazian-Boyce
Instructor and Author
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 Carter Stanfield
Carter Stanfield
HVACR Consultant
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Peter Stokes
Peter Stokes
Huron Education
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Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D.
Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, Inc.
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Sean Stowers
Sean Stowers
Pearson Learning Solutions
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Daniel Traster
Daniel Traster
Culinary Consultant
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