Workshops at Convention

This year, CECU is featuring three pre-meeting workshops in addition to the education tracks and plenaries. Those registering for a pre or post meeting workshop in conjuction with the Convention will receive a discount processed with the completion of the order.

To register for any of the pre-meeting workshops, you must register through the general Convention registration site. When prompted to select your registration item, you may select the workshop alone or in addition to a Convention registration.

Pre-meeting Workshops

The Career Education Admissions Symposium will be recorded and offered as a virtual meeting for those who cannot attend in person. View the registration site to join us online for this event. 

Pacific Institute's Education Initiative Best Practices Workshop

Date:  Monday, June 5, 2017

Time:  1:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us for the 13th Annual Best Practices Conference in conjunction with the CECU Conference.  We are featuring presenters who are doing powerful things at their campuses that are resulting in higher retention rates, enrollment rates and more affective spirit of teamwork in their staff and faculty.  They will share best practices for increasing student success and overall organizational performance.  Including:

  • Student Engagement: using professional development to fuel the pump
  • Mental Technology: how Gratitude and Happiness impact student success
  • Expanding a culture of student retention and growth
  • Assessment to identify  current reality and intervention strategy
  •  Intentional advising throughout the student lifecycle
  • Constructive Culture: mapping the HABEs to Core Values and Strategic Outcomes 


  • Anyone involved in creating campus culture and retention.
  • Anyone involved with enrollment management (from admissions to career placement).
  • Whether you are a president, career college executive, faculty or staff member, you will not want to miss this event.


Dr. Joe Pace is Chairman of the Board of Global Education with The Pacific Institute’s Education Initiative and an internationally recognized performance psychologist.  He presents seminars and workshops in areas of student retention, faculty development, corporate cultural alignment, and personal and professional achievement.  Dr. Pace is co-author of the best-selling textbook series, Thought Patterns for a Successful Career®, used by more than one million students in over one thousand Colleges and Schools world-wide.

Dr. Scott Fitzgibbon, co-author of The Pacific Institute’s® Mastering the Attitude of Success™ and Reset™, has designed and implemented professional development training and evaluation initiatives for proprietary and traditional education organizations.  Since 1991, Dr. Fitzgibbon has worked extensively with proprietary school administrators and faculty specializing in cognitive-behavior training, adult learning, learner-centered approach toward management and teaching, student motivation and retention, teamwork and organizational communication. 

AIR/CECU Co-hosted IPEDS Preconference Workshop

Date:  Monday, June 5, 2017

Time:  1:00pm – 4:30pm

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) are co-hosting a one-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with CECU’s 2017 Annual Convention & Expo. Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

This workshop is limited to 40 participants and workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seat confirmations are delivered via email on a rolling basis approximately 3 business days after an online seat registration is submitted. For additional information and to request a seat, please visit the website below.

Career Education Admissions Symposium 

Sponsored by Norton | Norris

Date:  Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time:  8:30am – 12:00pm

Join us to have every question you ever wanted to ask about admissions FINALLY answered! This Symposium brings together top speakers from community college leadership, high school guidance counselors, training and credentialing specialists along with career college industry leaders to discuss best practices and the future of the college admissions profession.  

Specific topics to be covered include:

  • how career college admission leaders can regain public trust
  • building a partnership with your high school guidance team
  • the future of professional development and credentialing 
  • what we can learn about collaboration, admissions and advising from community colleges

 We’ll also be unveiling an exciting, new professional development opportunity specifically for admission professionals working in career education!  

The Career Education Admissions Symposium will be recorded and offered as a virtual meeting for those who cannot attend in person. View the registration site to join us online for this event.