ATD In The Field & In the News

The Achieving the Dream team is in the field this week participating in summits, conferences, workshops, and meetings across the country. Follow us on Twitter @AchieveTheDream to join the conversation.









ASU + GSV Summit, San Diego, CA
Two ATD leaders, Diane Bosak, Vice President for Workforce Strategies & Policy, and Mei-Yen Ireland, Director of Integrated Student Support Strategies, are joining a number of presidents of ATD Network colleges as speakers at the ASU + GSV Summit, The Future of Talent—Transcending Work, Transforming Education, in San Diego.  ATD college presidents include Dr. Gregory Williams, Dr. Gail Mellow, Dr. Guy Generals, Dr. Scott Ralls, Dr. Ángel Cabrera, and Dr. Pam Eddinger, Chair of the ATD Board of Directors.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference, Baltimore, MD
ATD Leader College Community College of Baltimore County is hosting its Fourth Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching and Training Program: The Intersection of Inclusion and Equity this week. Julia Lawton, Associate Director of Integrated Student Support Strategies, will be participating in program, designed to augment awareness, change attitudes, add to knowledge of others, and strengthen skills at interacting effectively in the field with clients, patients, customers, co-workers, colleagues, students and other citizens.

ICAT Café, Largo, MD
Strategic Data and Technology Coach Leon Hill, who is a member of the ATD team, is leading an ICAT Café at Prince Georges Community College, an ATD Network college since 2011. The ICAT (Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool) Café is a structured conversation that encourages a wide-ranging discussion of the institution’s strengths, opportunities for improvement, and ideas for taking action after completing the Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool. The tool assesses institutional capacity in seven key areas: Leadership and Vision, Data and Technology, Equity, Teaching and Learning, Engagement and Communication, Strategy and Planning, and Policies and Practices. Benefits of completing the assessment include insight into institutional strengths and areas to improve, broad engagement of stakeholders from all areas of the college, identification of gaps in communication and perception, a common language to spark dialogue and identification of action steps to inform strategic planning. Strength in the seven capacities fosters a student-focused culture and a readiness to undertake large scale student success reform work. 




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