Leadership Training
May
16
May 18

Leadership Training

Leadership Training Overview
VALUEUSA conducts face-to-face Leadership Trainings statewide with local program staff members and adult learners.
Our Leadership Training helps adult learners and staff members from local literacy programs to learn about working together in strengthening their program with a more consumer-driven leadership model. In conducting these trainings, VALUEUSA works with organizations to bring together learners and staff members to learn with and from each-other and to form a mutual support network for learner involvement and leadership.
Programs that have implemented what they learned through our Leadership Training report that there is a level of energy in the program not present beforehand. They also report that by working in partnership with learners for a more consumer-driven operation, learner involvement has enhanced recruitment, retention, resources, and reform.
These trainings were also part of a recent award winning research on student involvement in program improvement with final reports still being released.

Benefits
Programs get tools and information to evaluate and improve their programs. Their clientele will be involved to help achieve this goal.
Also the clients will benefit from this training by learning critical thinking skills, organization structures, priority setting, organizing skills and strategic planning. The great aspect about these skills is they are all transferrable to the workforce and community.

Leadership Training
May
15
May 17

Leadership Training

Leadership Training Overview
VALUEUSA conducts face-to-face Leadership Trainings statewide with local program staff members and adult learners.
Our Leadership Training helps adult learners and staff members from local literacy programs to learn about working together in strengthening their program with a more consumer-driven leadership model. In conducting these trainings, VALUEUSA works with organizations to bring together learners and staff members to learn with and from each-other and to form a mutual support network for learner involvement and leadership.
Programs that have implemented what they learned through our Leadership Training report that there is a level of energy in the program not present beforehand. They also report that by working in partnership with learners for a more consumer-driven operation, learner involvement has enhanced recruitment, retention, resources, and reform.
These trainings were also part of a recent award winning research on student involvement in program improvement with final reports still being released.

Benefits
Programs get tools and information to evaluate and improve their programs. Their clientele will be involved to help achieve this goal.
Also the clients will benefit from this training by learning critical thinking skills, organization structures, priority setting, organizing skills and strategic planning. The great aspect about these skills is they are all transferrable to the workforce and community.

Leadership Training
Apr
27
Apr 28

Leadership Training

Leadership Training Overview
VALUEUSA conducts face-to-face Leadership Trainings statewide with local program staff members and adult learners.
Our Leadership Training helps adult learners and staff members from local literacy programs to learn about working together in strengthening their program with a more consumer-driven leadership model. In conducting these trainings, VALUEUSA works with organizations to bring together learners and staff members to learn with and from each-other and to form a mutual support network for learner involvement and leadership.
Programs that have implemented what they learned through our Leadership Training report that there is a level of energy in the program not present beforehand. They also report that by working in partnership with learners for a more consumer-driven operation, learner involvement has enhanced recruitment, retention, resources, and reform.
These trainings were also part of a recent award winning research on student involvement in program improvement with final reports still being released.

Benefits
Programs get tools and information to evaluate and improve their programs. Their clientele will be involved to help achieve this goal.
Also the clients will benefit from this training by learning critical thinking skills, organization structures, priority setting, organizing skills and strategic planning. The great aspect about these skills is they are all transferrable to the workforce and community.

Leadership Training
Apr
24
Apr 25

Leadership Training

Leadership Training Overview
VALUEUSA conducts face-to-face Leadership Trainings statewide with local program staff members and adult learners.
Our Leadership Training helps adult learners and staff members from local literacy programs to learn about working together in strengthening their program with a more consumer-driven leadership model. In conducting these trainings, VALUEUSA works with organizations to bring together learners and staff members to learn with and from each-other and to form a mutual support network for learner involvement and leadership.
Programs that have implemented what they learned through our Leadership Training report that there is a level of energy in the program not present beforehand. They also report that by working in partnership with learners for a more consumer-driven operation, learner involvement has enhanced recruitment, retention, resources, and reform.
These trainings were also part of a recent award winning research on student involvement in program improvement with final reports still being released.

Benefits
Programs get tools and information to evaluate and improve their programs. Their clientele will be involved to help achieve this goal.
Also the clients will benefit from this training by learning critical thinking skills, organization structures, priority setting, organizing skills and strategic planning. The great aspect about these skills is they are all transferrable to the workforce and community.

10th National Adult Learner Leadership Institute
Apr
3
Apr 5

10th National Adult Learner Leadership Institute

  • Kellogg Conference Hotel

The National Adult Learner Leadership Institute is an event held every two years that brings together over one hundred adult learners and literacy professionals from around the country to focus on adult learner leadership. In this event they share promising practices to expand and strengthen learner leadership through workshops so they can improve their literacy programs. 

Every four years we host the event in Washington, DC to provide our participants the opportunity in meeting decision makers and important persons in the adult literacy field. Washington, D.C. is a perfect host city to meet with representatives from the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as having events in the Library of Congress. Important keynote speakers will be present and as tradition, we will have our Susan D. Green Memorial award dinner. Our event is scheduled for April 3-5, 2017 so save the date!

Monthly Q&A Call
Feb
28
12:30 pm12:30

Monthly Q&A Call

VALUEUSA is hosting a call for anyone to join tomorrow Tuesday, February 28 at 12:30pm ET (9:30am PT).

The purpose of this call is to answer any questions regarding the upcoming Leadership Institute in 2017 such as the venue, workshops, registrations, sponsorship, sending adult learners to the event, etc.

If you're interested in this event or just want to learn more about VALUEUSA, join us on the call!

Phone Number:  (712) 432-0140

PIN:  806337#

Time:  12:30pm (Eastern)  /  9:30am (Western)

http://valueusa.org/monthly-qa

Leadership Training
Feb
24
Feb 25

Leadership Training

Leadership Training Overview
VALUEUSA conducts face-to-face Leadership Trainings statewide with local program staff members and adult learners.
Our Leadership Training helps adult learners and staff members from local literacy programs to learn about working together in strengthening their program with a more consumer-driven leadership model. In conducting these trainings, VALUEUSA works with organizations to bring together learners and staff members to learn with and from each-other and to form a mutual support network for learner involvement and leadership.
Programs that have implemented what they learned through our Leadership Training report that there is a level of energy in the program not present beforehand. They also report that by working in partnership with learners for a more consumer-driven operation, learner involvement has enhanced recruitment, retention, resources, and reform.
These trainings were also part of a recent award winning research on student involvement in program improvement with final reports still being released.

Benefits
Programs get tools and information to evaluate and improve their programs. Their clientele will be involved to help achieve this goal.
Also the clients will benefit from this training by learning critical thinking skills, organization structures, priority setting, organizing skills and strategic planning. The great aspect about these skills is they are all transferrable to the workforce and community.

Leadership Training
Feb
22
Feb 23

Leadership Training

Leadership Training Overview
VALUEUSA conducts face-to-face Leadership Trainings statewide with local program staff members and adult learners.
Our Leadership Training helps adult learners and staff members from local literacy programs to learn about working together in strengthening their program with a more consumer-driven leadership model. In conducting these trainings, VALUEUSA works with organizations to bring together learners and staff members to learn with and from each-other and to form a mutual support network for learner involvement and leadership.
Programs that have implemented what they learned through our Leadership Training report that there is a level of energy in the program not present beforehand. They also report that by working in partnership with learners for a more consumer-driven operation, learner involvement has enhanced recruitment, retention, resources, and reform.
These trainings were also part of a recent award winning research on student involvement in program improvement with final reports still being released.

Benefits
Programs get tools and information to evaluate and improve their programs. Their clientele will be involved to help achieve this goal.
Also the clients will benefit from this training by learning critical thinking skills, organization structures, priority setting, organizing skills and strategic planning. The great aspect about these skills is they are all transferrable to the workforce and community.

"A Big and Excellent Opportunity": A Virtual Panel on Adult Learner Leadership
Nov
10
2:15 pm14:15

"A Big and Excellent Opportunity": A Virtual Panel on Adult Learner Leadership

  • AAACE Conference

Room Fiesta 1 (24)

SESSION ABSTRACT
This session introduces a two-year student leadership evaluation, ALLIES. In 7 states adult learners received leadership training and ran a project to meet program needs. Hear from VALUEUSA's executive director and a virtual panel of learners how the leadership project challenged them and boosted their leadership skills and learning outcomes.
TARGET AUDIENCE
The target audience for this session includes adult learners, adult basic education administrators and instructors, educators working with English language learners and workplace programs, researchers, and individuals interested in supporting adult learners as they find their voice in education and contribute actively to the programs where they learn. The session would also be of interest to employers and postsecondary educators who want to set up leadership programs for adult employees or learners.
SESSION DESCRIPTION
Adult learner leadership is believed to benefit adult learners and programs of adult basic education, English language learning, and workplace education. This belief has not been tested experimentally until the ALLIES evaluation was commissioned by VALUEUSA, the national organization of adult learners, from 2014 to 2016. ALLIES evaluated the effects of adult learner leadership. In this session the executive director of VALUEUSA and participating program staff and learners are interviewed on their experiences, successes, and challenges with a locally developed leadership project. The goal of the session is to provide sufficient information on adult learner leadership so that session participants can determine their own next steps in planning for and establishing a leadership program involving adult learners/employees.
PRIMARY PRESENTER
Marty Finsterbusch, VALUEUSA
ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS: ENTER IN ORDERS
None

Celebrating the Rich Landscape of Adult Learner Leadership: Final ALLIES Evaluation Findings
Nov
10
8:00 am08:00

Celebrating the Rich Landscape of Adult Learner Leadership: Final ALLIES Evaluation Findings

  • AAACE Conference

Room Fiesta 1 (24)

SESSION ABSTRACT

This session presents final evaluation findings of a two-year student leadership evaluation, Adult Learner Leadership in Education Services (ALLIES). ALLIES survey, assessment, and observation data were collected in 7 states. Learners received leadership training and ran a project. Learn how it benefited their leadership skills, learning outcomes, and local programs.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target audience for this session includes adult learners, adult basic education administrators and instructors, educators working with English language learners and workplace programs, researchers, and individuals interested in supporting adult learners as they find their voice in education and contribute actively to the programs where they learn. The session would also be of interest to employers and postsecondary educators who want to set up leadership programs for adult employees or learners.

SESSION DESCRIPTION

Adult learner leadership is believed to benefit adult learners and programs of adult basic education, English language learning, and workplace education. This belief has not been tested experimentally until the ALLIES evaluation was commissioned by VALUEUSA, the national organization of adult learners. ALLIES uses a mixed method approach and an experimental design to determine the effects of adult learner leadership. Thirteen participating programs were selected at random, from 21 interested programs across the USA, to receive VALUEUSA's leadership training for their learners and to establish a learner-led project that would benefit the program as well as the learners. This session describes the collected data and the effects of the intervention on participating programs and learners, in contrast with control programs and learners that did not receive the intervention. Measures from the evaluation include observed growth in staff-learner interaction, growth in assessed critical thinking and writing approaches among learners, and growth in leadership characteristics and experiences. Program-level measures will also be presented. The goal of the session is to provide participants with sufficient information on the findings of the evaluation so that they can determine their own next steps in planning for and establishing a leadership program involving adult learners/employees.

PRIMARY PRESENTER

Dr Margaret Patterson, Research Allies for Lifelong Learning

ADDITIONAL PRESENTERS: ENTER IN ORDERS

Marty Finsterbusch, VALUEUSA

Annual Membership Meeting
Nov
9
10:30 am10:30

Annual Membership Meeting

  • AAACE Conference

This is our annual membership meeting where VALUEUSA will announce changes made to the organization as well as an outlook on what's to come. This meeting is free for anyone to join.

Room Fiesta 1 (24)

AAACE Conference
Nov
8
Nov 11

AAACE Conference

  • Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

VALUEUSA will take part in this event.

Monthly Q&A Call
Sep
27
12:30 pm12:30

Monthly Q&A Call

Teleconference Login Info

Phone Number:  (712) 432-0140

PIN:  806337#

Time:  12:30pm (Eastern)  /  9:30am (Western)
Schedule

The fourth Tuesday of every month
 
August 23, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 22, 2016
December 27, 2016

January 24, 2017
February 28, 2017
March 28, 2017


http://valueusa.org/monthly-qa

Monthly Q&A Call
Aug
23
12:30 pm12:30

Monthly Q&A Call

Teleconference Login Info

Phone Number:  (712) 432-0140

PIN:  806337#

Time:  12:30pm (Eastern)  /  9:30am (Western)
Schedule

The fourth Tuesday of every month
 
August 23, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 22, 2016
December 27, 2016

January 24, 2017
February 28, 2017
March 28, 2017

http://valueusa.org/monthly-qa

Conversation on the Future of Adult Literacy
Jun
8
1:30 pm13:30

Conversation on the Future of Adult Literacy

  • Washington Court Hotel

VALUEUSA will join the Barbara Bush Foundation for a bold gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, technology leaders, futurists, visionaries, policy makers, and NGO’s to envision transformational ideas for the next 25 years of literacy.  We will look at revolutionary ways to widen access to adult literacy in our country to close the gap so more families can achieve the American Dream. 

MAACCE Conference
May
12
May 13

MAACCE Conference

  • Conference Center at the Maritime Institute

VALUEUSA will take part in this event.

COABE Conference
Apr
10
Apr 13

COABE Conference

  • Sheraton Dallas Hotel

VALUEUSA will take part in this event

NAWB: The Forum 2016
Mar
12
Mar 15

NAWB: The Forum 2016

  • Washington Hilton Hotel

Join us in Washington D.C. for the premier event where workforce development professionals and leaders in business, government, labor, and education gather to gain insights into the current state of our nation's workforce system and consider the goals and policy framework affecting the future of human capital development.

AAACE 2015 Conference
Nov
17
Nov 20

AAACE 2015 Conference

  • Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel

VALUEUSA's executive director Marty Finsterbusch will be present at this event on the 17, 18 and 19.