Workshops at Convention

This year, CECU is featuring pre and post meeting workshops in addition to the education tracks and plenaries. Registration is availabe for these workshops in conjunction or seperate from the CECu Convention. 

Pre-meeting Workshops

  • The Pacific Institute’s Education Initiative Best Practices

  • AIR/CECU Co-hosted IPEDS Preconference Workshop

  • AACAP Annual Meeting

  • ABHES Core Evaluator Training:  Program Specialist

Pacific Institute's Education Initiative Best Practices Workshop

Date:  Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time:  Noon – 4:30pm

Join us for the 14th 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


  • 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.

AIR/CECU Co-hosted IPEDS Preconference Workshop

Date:  Sunday, June 3, 2018
Time:  8:30-4:30pm

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 2018 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.

CECU Legal Workshop

Date:  Monday, June 4, 2018
Time:  1:00-4:30pm
Price: Members $75 | Nonmembers $125
Registration is available through the CECU Convention site

The Legal Workshop will take a deep dive into some of the Government Relations Topics not frequently covered in the Conveniton tracks. Topics covered include

  • Human Resources
  • Real Estate
  • Cyber Security

This workshop will be moderated by Aaron Lacey of Thompson Coburn and Dennis Cariello of Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. 

AACAP Annual Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time:  Noon-2:00pm

The Association for the Advancement of the College Admissions Profession (AACAP) will host their first annual conference in Orlando, Florida on June 6! This conference serves as the premier event bringing together admission and counseling professionals from across the country.  Join us for the 2018 event and network with professionals from high school counseling, training and credentialing specialists, as well as leaders in career education at public and private institutions. Participants have the opportunity to attend Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) pre-conference session, hear updates on AACAP initiatives, share ideas regarding a professional credential, and explore products and services with exhibitors.  Conference fee includes the AACAP annual membership fee.

Conference fee: $199

ABHES Core Evaluator Training:  Program Specialist

Date:  Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time:  Noon-5:00pm

This training will prepare attendees to serve as an ABHES evaluator on accreditation site visits. Attendees will gain an understanding of the accreditation standards, learn how and where to find visitation report answers, gain expertise in report writing, learn how to address common concerns and avoid areas of risk.

This training serves as the core curriculum for all ABHES evaluator trainings, and is the foundation and pre-requisite for the following advanced evaluator trainings: administrative team leader; distance education; surgical technology; and baccalaureate and master’s degree programs.

Registration to open April 1, 2018.  To register, visit ABHES Evaluator Training.