COABE Capitol Hill Day
Sep
26
8:00am 8:00am

COABE Capitol Hill Day

VALUEUSA announces its support for the COABE Capitol Hill Day on September 26, 2017. This is a great opportunity for state association leaders from around the country to raise the voice of adult education.

COABE will be inviting each association to bring an adult learner with them. Adult learners are welcome to apply for funding support via our Adult Learner Scholarship Application. COABE will be awarding $1,000 scholarships by September 1st. Please feel free to forward the scholarship application (HERE)  to students who wish to participate in the Capitol Hill Day with you.

Here's what you need to do participate:

Registration 
If you have not done so yet, please REGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT at this event! You must CLICK HERE to officially register for the COABE Capitol Hill Day. This is a very important first step in the process. 

Flight Information
Please be sure to make your flight reservations to arrive by 4:00 p.m. on 9/25 and depart after 7:00 p.m. on 9/26. Please plan on flying into Washington Reagan National Airport, and send your arrival/departure information to coordinator@coabe.org once your flight reservation has been made.

Request for Reimbursement
You may submit a request for reimbursement for your flight expenses immediately via the expense form (click here). All requests for reimbursement must be accompanied by receipts. You may send receipts in the following ways:

Fax: 866-941-5129
Email: coordinator@coabe.org
Mail: COABE, P.O. Box 620, Syracuse, NY 13206

Hotel Information
The hotel where we will be staying is the
Kellogg Conference Hotel located at 800 Florida Ave. N.E. Washington, D.C. Please note that the Kellogg has limited space so we will also be using the Courtyard Hotel located at 1325 2nd Street N.E. Washington, D.C for additional sleeping rooms. We will be making the reservations for rooms based on the order of your registration.

COABE will make your hotel reservations for you based on the arrival/departure information that you send us. Please send your flight reservation to coordinator@coabe.org, and Christine will send you your confirmation information in September. 

Prepare for Capitol Hill Day
As you prepare for Capitol Hill Day, please gather student success stories, letters, and/or videos that can be sent to your legislator prior to the Capitol Hill visit. Legislators also appreciate solid, quantitative data, so if you have access to that information that would be helpful as well. 

Also, as you prepare for Capitol Hill Day, you and the members of your association can take action today. Click HERE to access our "rapid response" tool and make your voice heard. It takes just 5 minutes and can make all the difference in ensuring your legislator hears from you that adult education is important.

Plan to join us for the preparatory webinar on Tuesday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. EST. Click HERE to register. This will ensure you have the tools you need before reaching Washington, D.C.

We hope every state will be represented on our webinar for state associations and state directors which is taking place on Friday, August 18th at 2:00 p.m. EST. Please click HERE to register.

If you have any questions at all, please contact coordinator@coabe.org.

We look forward to seeing you in September! 
   
Sincerely,

COABE Team

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Leadership Training Workshop
Sep
28
3:45pm 3:45pm

Leadership Training Workshop

VALUEUSA will be at the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy in Minneapolis, MN on September 28 to present a workshop about our Leadership Training. The workshop will be on that Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:55pm and will be presented by Marty Finsterbusch. We hope to see you at this workshop as we will explain how the Leadership Trainings can be a tool to improve literacy programs as well as prepare them for WIOA student engagement requirements among other benefits.

You can register here for the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy.

Click HERE to learn more about our Leadership Trainings and how your literacy program can schedule a training with us for this year!

 

Here's the workshop description you'll find in the conference schedule:

Title: Program Improvement through Leadership Training

Date: Thursday, September 28     3:45pm - 4:55pm

Abstract: Join us to understand why this training is successful in improving literacy programs. Through trainings that promote student leadership, VALUEUSA goes around the country to train adult learners and program staff. We help them work together to strengthen their program through a more consumer-driven leadership model as well as help them respond to student engagement demands under WIOA.

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Leadership Training
Oct
13
to Oct 14

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.

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Leadership Training
Oct
26
to Oct 27

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.

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Leadership Training
May
16
to 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.

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Leadership Training
May
15
to 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.

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Leadership Training
Apr
27
to 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.

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Leadership Training
Apr
24
to 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.

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10th National Adult Learner Leadership Institute
Apr
3
to Apr 5

10th National Adult Learner Leadership Institute

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!

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

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

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Leadership Training
Feb
24
to 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.

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Leadership Training
Feb
22
to 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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conversation on the Future of Adult Literacy

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. 

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NAWB: The Forum 2016
Mar
12
to Mar 15

NAWB: The Forum 2016

  • Washington Hilton Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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