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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.)

Event Information: 

Date and Location:

  • September 22-23, 2020
  • Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
    201 Broadway Avenue
    Normal, IL 61761

Tentative Mini Schedule:
*Pre-Conferences on Monday, September 21, 2020*

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

  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 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)

  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 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 Conference

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    • 5:30pm – 7:30pm Reception (Marriott Hotel)
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    • 8:30am – 2:00pm

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