Dr. Margaret Becker Patterson of Research Allies for Lifelong Learning and Marty Finsterbusch of VALUEUSA will be presenting on a webinar hosted by the Florida Literacy Coalition about how investment in adult learner involvement and leadership can reap dividends for both your students and your organization.
WIOA requires aligning employment and education services for adults needing to “upskill” to career pathways. Essential to upskilling are technical and soft skills such as leadership, critical thinking, and collaboration. Within that framework, adult learner leadership can boost these skills in learners and improve their opportunities to persist and succeed.
The award-winning, two-year Adult Learner Leadership in Education Services (ALLIES) evaluation study examined relationships of outcomes and experiences of adult learners, staff, and programs in leadership projects.