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    • Thursday, June 02, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • SUNY Adirondack Community College; 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804



    Registration Now Open!


    CEANY Region East Meeting

    at SUNY Adirondack

    Community College


    Date:      Thursday June 2, 2016

    Time:      9:30 am to 2:00 pm 

                     SUNY Adirondack  Community College
    640 Bay Road
    Queensbury, NY 12804

    Residence Hall Multipurpose Room



    Parking: South Parking Lot - rear of Residence Hall

    Phone:    (518) 743-2200   


    9:30 - 10:00 am - Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking

    10:00 - 10:45 am - Welcome, Announcements and Campus Updates 

    10:45 - 11:15 am - Community College Best Practice - to be announced

    11:15 - 12:00 pm - Professional Development - "Millennials in the Workplace and as a Customer of Continuing Education" - Marv Meissner

    12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch and networking

    1:00 - 1:45 pm - Roundtable Discussion "What's Hot in Continuing Education and What's Not" 

    1:45 - 2:00 pm - Close
    • Monday, June 06, 2016
    • 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hostos Community College | Savoy Multipurpose Room, 120 East 149th Street, Second Floor, Bronx, NY 10451

    CEANY Region South Conference

    Workforce Development for Creating New Opportunities

    featuring our Keynote Guest Speaker, Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

    Date: Monday June 6th 2016

    Time: 9:45 am to 1:00 pm 

    Location: Hostos Community College

    Savoy Multipurpose Room

    120 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451




    Parking: Bronx Terminal Market (Two blocks away/Enter from either River Road or Exterior Street)



    Check-in, Late Registration, and Continental Breakfast – Hostos Community College

    Savoy Multipurpose Room, 120 East 149th Street, Second Floor, Bronx, NY 10451


    Welcome & Introduction of Today's Events

    Welcome to Hostos Community College: Peter Mertens, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Hostos Community College, Chair, CEANY Region South

    Welcome from CEANY: Diane Gahagan, Director, Educational Programs, Professional Development and Corporate Training, Queens College, Co-Chair, CEANY Region South

    Ann Clarkson, CEANY Past President, Associate Dean, Continuing & Professional Studies Division, Baruch College


    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. 

    Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier has worked her entire career to expand education and workforce opportunities for low income youth and adults, with a primary emphasis on adult education, career and technical education, correctional education, and supporting community colleges.

    Currently Dr. Dann-Messier works as a coach for the Council of Chief State Schools Officers Association, the Institute for Public Research in Arlington VA as a Principal Research Scientist and, as a faculty member in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Johnson and Wales University. She is a member of the board of the National Skills Coalition, the Institute for Educational Leadership, College and Community Fellowship and is a Trustee of Johnson and Wales University. She is also on JPMC’s Global Services Advisory Council and a member of the Adult Literacy X Prize Advisory Council.

    Dr. Dann-Messier was the Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education (2009-2014) and also served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Post-Secondary Education (2013-2014) in the United States Department of Education.

    Previously, Dr. Dann-Messier served as the president of Dorcas Place Adult & Family Learning Center in Providence, R.I., which provides educational and workforce services, college preparatory classes and family literacy programs for low income adults and disconnected youth.

    She also served on the RI Board of Governors for Higher Education and chaired the Academic and Student Affairs Subcommittee from 2006-2009.

    Presentation Topics: Workforce Development for Adult Education/Low Income Youth/Sector Based Workforce Development/Correctional Education/Career and Technical Education

    Questions & Answers



    Break & Fall 2016 CEANY Conference Update

    Andrea Huda, Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Baruch College, Division of Continuing and Professional Studies & The Weissman Center for International Business, Chair, CEANY Membership & Marketing Committee


    Suggestions for 2016 CEANY Conference Topics




    1:00 pm

    Lunch & Informal Breakout Sessions


    Farewell & Wrap-up

    • Thursday, June 09, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online


    CEANY Brown Bag Webinars 

    (free to members!)

    Don’t miss out on CEANY’s series of lunch-time 

    Brown Bag Webinars throughout the year.

    Do something important for YOU! Devote just an hour of time to your own professional development!

    Thursday, June 9th, 2016 Brown Bag Webinar

    Topic:   Keys to Employing and Educating Millennials

    Description: The Millennial generation is rapidly gaining dominance in the workplace. Nearly a third of the current workforce was born after 1986. By the year 2020 the percentage will be closer to 50%. This generation is very different from the preceding generations. These younger employees feel and think very differently about life, work and education. Many organizations have tried to ignore the differences and treat millennials the same as previous generations with disappointing results. However, organizations that accept the differences and adapt to them are reaping the rewards. Flexibility and accommodation is needed by both the millennial employees and the organization. Millennials represent an opportunity for Continuing Education organizations not only as employees but as customers. CE courses marketed to organizations that need help in adapting to the Millennial generation have great current market potential.

    This presentation will focus on capitalizing on the differences of the Millennial generation for the Continuing Education department that both employs them as well as provides services to them as customers.

    PresenterMarv Meissner, Director of Continuing and Professional Education for SUNY Polytechnic Institute

    Originally educated as an engineer with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering  Marv rounded out his education with a M.B.A. from Syracuse University. During a long and successful career in manufacturing Marv held positions in engineering, production management, education and training and quality assurance. He then, for several years. consulted and was a trainer for a national business training organization before starting a new career in higher education. During his career Marv hired and managed many dozen employees. He became fascinated with the factors that motivated employees and early this century focused on the millennial generation as it began to enter the workforce. Observing the differences in this generation, Marv has been researching the topic ever since. He has helped several organizations to devise successful strategies to make the most of employing millennial workers.

    When: Thursday, June 9th, 2016

                    Noon to 1:00, EST*


    How: Click here to register                


    Invite your colleagues to these Brown Bag Lunch sessions to maximize your professional development experience and as always, 

    feel free to participate with your mouth full

    (and your mute button on)!

    Brought to you by the CEANY Professional Development Committee:

    Co- Chairs:  Drs. Jane MacKillop (LaGuardia Community College) and Karen Schuhle-Williams (The College at Brockport/SUNY) 

    Committee members: Ms. Linda Gramm Ferris (Orange County CC), Dana Lennon, Esq. (Hostos CC), and Ms. Lisa Raposo (SUNY Center for Professional Development).

    For more professional development opportunities, go to www.ceany.org and click on <Profess. Dev.> 

Advancing Continuing Education Together


Mission: The Continuing Education Association of New York, Inc., dedicates itself to the promotion and support of quality programs of public continuing higher education in New York State. The Association serves as an advocate for the postsecondary adult learner and encourages the professional development of its members.

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