The Forum for Excellence is Illinois’ premier Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Adult Education (AE) professional development event. The Forum is designed to highlight educational initiatives and effective practices impacting career pathway implementation and expansion. Sessions are selected by ICCB and serve as a launch to the year’s professional development delivered through the Professional Development Network. The Forum for Excellence is sponsored by the Illinois Community College Board and hosted by the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS), the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center (SIPDC), and the Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center (CIAESC).

Target Audience:
Postsecondary and Secondary Administrators (including but not limited to: EFE System Directors, Superintendents, Principals, Postsecondary Perkins Directors/Coordinators, Adult Education Administrators/Coordinators, Deans, Chief Academic Officers, ABE/ASE/ESL Instructors, etc.)

2020 VIRTUAL Forum for Excellence Event Information:












Submit your Request for Presentation By: June 30th

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Date and Location:

  • September 24-25, 2020
  • Conference Registration will open in July, 2020

Postsecondary Perkins Administrator Cohort
(Postsecondary Perkins programs administrators and coordinators only)

  • ONLINE September 23, 2020 
  • The Illinois Community College Board Career and Technical Education team and the Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support will host a Perkins Administrator Cohort meeting to provide updates on the potential Perkins re-authorization, GATA, and upcoming professional development.

Adult Education Administrators’ Meeting for Regions III & IV
(Adult Education programs only)

  • ONLINE September 23, 2020 
  • ICCB State Adult Education staff will host an Adult Education Administrators’ meeting to provide comprehensive updates concerning WIOA implementation, data and accountability, curriculum and instruction, and professional development.

Forum For Excellence Resources