ICCE creates opportunities for continuing educators to come together to learn, to network, and occasionally have fun!
2020 ICCE Annual Conference
SAVE THE DATE!
ICCE Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Stephanie Wells, Indiana Federation for Advanced
Manufacturing Education (INFAME) and Workforce Consultant
Dr. R. Lee Viar, IV, Executive Director (ANTSHE), Professor of Business Management
Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)
Register at: http://www.eventreg.purdue.edu/online/icce
Join us for Professional Development Opportunities.
Another great conference to attend is the Indiana Association for Adult & Continuing Education (IAACE)
IAACE Back to the Future 2020 Conference, April 22-24 in French Lick, IN.
Stephanie Wells is the Principal and Founder of Graham Road Consulting, a consulting practice focused on providing workforce and public policy solutions for communities, employers, and workers. Current clients include the Indiana Manufacturers Association, Thomas P. Miller & Associates, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Ivy Tech Community College.
Prior to founding her consulting practice, Stephanie was the Vice President of Workforce Development for the Indiana Manufacturers Association, Indiana’s largest industry-specific advocacy group. During her tenure, Stephanie developed an employer-driven workforce policy and spearheaded the creation of the Indiana Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME), a work-based learning initiative, which is a partnership of manufacturers, under the leadership of the Indiana Manufacturers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, and Toyota North America. Stephanie continues to spearhead this project and is working to stand-up several new INFAME chapters throughout Indiana in 2019 and 2020.
Preceding her time at the Indiana Manufacturers Association, Stephanie worked as a Senior Fiscal Analyst for the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, as a policy expert in the areas of unemployment insurance, workforce, public pensions, labor issues, and transportation funding. Additionally, Stephanie spent seven years at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, first as a legislative liaison and policy specialist, and then as the Director of Asset Preservation, where she oversaw the creation of the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network and the Hardest Hit Fund, a $220 million federal program to assist troubled homeowners stay in their homes during the worst years of the Great Recession. She previously has held positions at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Office of Governor Mitch Daniels, Ice Miller, and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.
In total, Stephanie has over 17 years of government affairs and policy experience in the areas of economic development, workforce, housing, and community development.
Stephanie is a proud graduate of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, both for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, where she specialized in public management and policy analysis.
Dr. R. Lee Viar, IV is a graduate of Capella University and earned his Ph.D. in Post-Secondary Adult Education and Training, 2007. He has completed post-doctoral research at Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, MIT, University of Oklahoma, and Norwich University and is a Certified Postsecondary Instructor. He earned his MBA in 2001.
Dr. Viar is a Professor, teaching courses in Business, Education, Management and Marketing. He is currently serving as a volunteer board member, President, for the Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to provide support and scholarships to non-traditional students. He is also a published author and has been interviewed by numerous academic journals and publications including US News and World Report, USA Today, The Hechinger Report, and Inside Higher Ed. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Viar believes that it’s never too late to learn or go back to college and is currently working on a master’s degree in U.S. History at Norwich University.
Dr. Viar and his wife Lori have six children, two grandsons and three granddaughters. One of Dr. Viar’s passions is U.S. History, he collects Civil War and WWII Memorabilia and enjoys visiting historical monuments, parks and museums to gather information on an upcoming book on the Civil War and its impact on economy and infrastructure of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Previous ICCE Annual Conference Recap
ICCE creates opportunities for continuing educators to come together to learn, to network, and occasionally have fun! As tradition would have it, it was a day filled with the information you need to grow as a continuing educator in Indiana.
Key note speakers included:
Dr. Betty Vandenbosch, Purdue Global
The morning keynote presentation Purdue University Global’s Land Grant Mission: Helping Adults Get Back to School and Finish. This presentation highlighted the unique opportunity for adults to go back to school with the flexibility to meet their needs and creating opportunities for adults to enable them to develop academic and professional skills to be successful.
Chris Lowery, Senior Vice President for Community Engagement, Ivy Tech Community College
The afternoon keynote presentation addressed Indiana’s need for a skilled workforce and highlighted current gaps. Chris went on to say what is being done by Ivy Tech Community College to bridge current gaps.
Highlights of the conference:
Ball State University graduate students brought posters of work being done in their area’s of research.