Webinar Archives

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Recent Webinars

Advocacy April Prep Webinar

April 1st, 2024

Presented By: Sharon Bonney, Erin Vobornik, Jeff Abramowitz, and Shaketta Thomas

Advocacy April is a great time to raise visibility in your local program, community, and state! Join us for this short and informative live session with tools and skills you can put to use right away!

Role Plays and Reducing Correctional Student Anxiety

March 29th, 2024

Presented By: Coach Alisa Smedley

Attendees will receive information about how real-world role plays can assist adult learners. Helping students to anticipate and deal with issues prior to release strengthens their chance for successful reentry. Role plays can utilize the themes – life skills, employment, education, and family. A tool for how to create unique role play activities will also be shared.

The Brand Amplifier Process: A Roadmap to Integrated Marketing

March 5th, 2024

Presented By: Celina Shands

Whether your marketing goals include efforts to recruit adult learners, partner with community influencers, engage employers, or gain the attention from journalists, the truth is that if you don’t have the foundational elements of brand building strategies in place, the opportunities to get in front of the right people at the right time greatly diminishes.

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about The Brand Amplifier process, where we will share the foundational elements of how to elevate your brand through integrated marketing and communications strategies.

Participants are entered into a raffle to win a seat in FCM’s online course, and we will offer a few freebie bonuses and some live coaching during the webinar, including time-saving social media and AI resources.

The Three P’s for Powerful Presentations

March 4th, 2024

Presented By: Kim Glenn, Sarah Goldammer, Steve Schmidt in a COABE and AALPD partnership

Sharing your knowledge and expertise at COABE is a priceless present you provide to the adult education community. Preparing for your presentation is key to promoting success. Join this webinar to learn about persistent preparation, passionate performance, and plentiful participation as you ponder the three P’s of powerful presentations. Resources will be provided and an opportunity for individual coaching will be proffered.

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Preparing Adult Education Leaders for Upcoming Digital Equity Opportunities (Part 2)

February 28th, 2024

Presented By: Ji Soo Song, Catalina Gonzalez, Shirley Doan, and Sharon Bonney

In 2024, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will announce new programs to help eligible entities pursue activities to advance digital equity in their communities. To prepare the adult education sector for this upcoming opportunity, this webinar series invites adult education leaders at the state, local, and institution levels to build their awareness of the relevant policy context and learn why this issue is relevant to their stakeholders. To further support adult education leaders in seeing themselves as a critical component of this national focus on digital equity, the 2-part webinar series will feature a panel of experts to showcase diverse “possibility models” of successful and replicable strategies from around the country. Finally, this webinar will preview and prepare participants for a digital equity workshop session to be held at the COABE National Conference

Accelerate ESL CASAS Growth with an Engaging App

February 15th, 2024

Presented By: Drew Robinson

Join us to learn how ESL instructors are implementing the Learning Upgrade app in their classes to drive rapid growth in reading, writing, and math. Learn how to deploy an effective Learning Circles model using WhatsApp groups to broaden access to underserved adults. Witness how learners accelerate growth with “binge learning” at home using their smartphones, and gain insights into how instructors track progress and inspire learners. This webinar is tailored for adult education professionals keen on exploring app-based learning in their ESL programs.

Part 4: Building Effective Campaigns to Position your Brand & Boost Enrollments

February 13th, 2024

Presented By: Celina Shands & Anika Jackson

Learn how to reposition your adult education organization from being undervalued and overlooked to a highly relevant organization that gets its deserved share of funding, recognition and enrollments. We’ll layout the steps to develop a compelling brand story, and you’ll learn from case studies on how repositioning strategies helped garner leads to boost enrollments. Get a solid roadmap to reposition the adult education mission within your community so that it is valued and respected.

Did you know there is a turnkey solution that helps you build an effective adult education brand and boost enrollments? Case studies will help you replicate in your area. This webinar is part 4 of the 4 part series “Building an Effective Adult Education Brand”.

Anchoring Adult Student Retention—Insights from a Professional Learning Community

February 6th, 2024

Presented By: Jen Denton

When educators collaborate, students succeed! Join us as we explore the findings of a year-long adult student retention study led by the Essential Education Professional Learning Community. Discover powerful strategies to keep students in class and on track to reach their goals. Celebrate the achievements of our COABE Adult Student Retention Specialists and learn from their valuable experiences. Whether you’re an educator, administrator, or simply passionate about adult education, this webinar offers a unique opportunity to gain practical retention tools and applaud the dedication of those at the forefront of fostering adult student success.

Digital Equity Champions for All Learners: Preparing Adult Education Leaders for Upcoming Digital Equity Opportunities (Part 1)

January 31st, 2024

Presented By: Ji Soo Song, Ashly Winkle, Sammy Lowdermilk, Dawn Hannah, Catalina Gonzalez, Shirley Doan, and Sharon Bonney

In 2024, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will announce new programs to help eligible entities pursue activities to advance digital equity in their communities. To prepare the adult education sector for this upcoming opportunity, this webinar series invites adult education leaders at the state, local, and institution levels to build their awareness of the relevant policy context and learn why this issue is relevant to their stakeholders. To further support adult education leaders in seeing themselves as a critical component of this national focus on digital equity, the 2-part webinar series will feature a panel of experts to showcase diverse “possibility models” of successful and replicable strategies from around the country. Finally, this webinar will preview and prepare participants for a digital equity workshop session to be held at the COABE National Conference

Open Door Leadership: How to Build Capacity and Lead Through Collaboration for Adult Learning Programs

January 24th, 2024

Presented By: Elizabeth Payne Harner

Learn key takeaways about leadership in adult learning programs, including what it means to be a collaborative, results-driven leader. Take stock in what works for your program and what buy-in practices can help improve program retention and overall results. Key takeaways include leading with a growth mindset, collaborative problem-solving practices, and student-centered community building.

From Pilot Program to Statewide System: Building a Statewide IET Culture Through Data Sharing, Peer Networks, Professional Development, and Partnerships

January 18th, 2024

Presented By: Dr. Kate Rolander

This webinar will present a step-by-step deep dive into how one state built a culture of IET through professional development, peer networks, data sharing, and partnerships. In this session, we’ll share examples of IET implementation guidance, professional development, IET checklists, IET data sharing, and intentional networking spaces that lead to high quality and sustainable IET programming across a wide range of learner populations and industry clusters in both urban and rural communities.  

Part 3: Leveraging Public Relations to Build your Adult Education Brand

January 16th, 2024

Presented By: Celina Shands & Anika Jackson

Learn how to reposition your adult education organization from being undervalued and overlooked to a highly relevant organization that gets its deserved share of funding, recognition and enrollments. We’ll layout the steps to develop a compelling brand story, and you’ll learn from case studies on how repositioning strategies helped garner leads to boost enrollments. Get a solid roadmap to reposition the adult education mission within your community so that it is valued and respected.

Earned media is a highly effective tool to expand your reach about your adult education mission. Learn three strategies that will give you a jump start on working within your local community media landscape and beyond. This webinar is part 3 of the 4 part series “Building an Effective Adult Education Brand”.   

How to Utilize Paid and Free Resources to Boost Student Enrollment in your Local Program

December 21st, 2023

Presented By: Dr. Anthony Mangiafico & Kristin Hempel

Do you have $1,000 to spend on recruiting new students to your program? Do you have no money at all? Come learn both free and paid ways to boost the number of students you have in your program. Hear what the Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education did as a state, and what several local programs did with limited funding. Print, TV, mail, digital marketing, and social media will be discussed.

Helping Your Students Identify, Develop, and Utilize Their (not so) Soft Skills

December 6, 2023

Presented By: Cynthia Peters & Jen Denton

Adult education students have strong transferable skills (aka, soft skills). They just don’t know it yet! Leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills are being cultivated daily by hard-working adult learners. Employers value and seek these crucial competencies. In this webinar, we’ll share powerful student-written stories and classroom activities that demonstrate simple ways to teach basic skills in a way that enables students to identify and amplify the transferable skills essential for employability.

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