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Here we go: The 2017 Learning Summits


It doesn't seem that long ago that we wrapped up in Mobile, but since then we have been busy brainstorming the 2017 Learning Summits. And that's not fake news.

With the locations, dates and hotels all settled, the Learning Summits are now open for registration.

You can regisater by going to our Events page and choosing which Summit you want to attend. Remember, both Summits will offer the same content; we just offer them twice to make it more convenient for your schedule.

The first Summit will be May 31-June 1 at the Marriott at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and will include a second-day optional tour of the USW/Bridgestone Americas-Warren County Learning Center.

The second Summit will be Sept. 19-20 at the Downtown Marriott in Milwaukee and will include a second-day optional tour of the nearby USW/Harley-Davidson plant.

The ICD Learning Summits are a day-and-a-half of focused training on topics currently pertinent to local Career Development Programs. This year's content will concentrate on education provided by the program including ideas for new classes and for promotion of those classes.

In addition, guest speakers at the Summit will focus on advanced manufacturing and lifelong learning. Participants will also spend time planning for Learning Opportunities Week 2017 and 2018.

Finally, I'd like to remind everyone that just because this is a non-conference year it does not mean that local program training should take a backseat. We consider the agenda and training modules we are developing to be important to the local programs, and I know that all programs have travel funds appropriated in their annual budgets. We expect all sites to be represented at one of the Summits. If there is anything we can do at our office to facilitate your attendance, please let us know.

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