Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: Horace Tabor
Larry Good engages with policy and practice leaders nationally as part of Corporation for a Skilled Workforce's efforts to inform change in public policy and investment in workforce development. Good is a leader in designing and implementing transformative workforce development change strategies that result in scalable results. He currently is co-leading an initiative to develop a competency-based Credentials Framework that connects the dots among degrees, certificates, industry certifications and other credentials. Good led a major engagement assisting the State of Michigan in developing and implementing a total rethinking of state workforce policy, initiatives, and structure, including the landmark No Worker Left Behind initiative. His work focuses on reinvention of public policy and practice regarding adult learning, including creating market-relevant credentials, integrating basic skills development with career pathways, and developing sector strategies at a state and regional level to engage groups of employers in developing shared workforce solutions. Prior to becoming CSW’s Chair in 2006, he served as President and CEO from 1991 to 2005. Good has an MBA from Michigan State University and a BA in political science from Oakland University in Michigan.
Brenda M. Perea is the instructional design project manager for TAACCCT 1/3 grants at Colorado Community College System ensuring projects benefit post-secondary and workforce partnerships. As lead on the badging initiative special project she is building collaboration between a consortium of the 13 system colleges, three independent university/college institutions, and three manufacturing businesses. Her participation in the Badge Alliance/OPEN badges workgroup is shaping the national conversation on higher education badging, industry, and business interest and workforce participant credentialing. Her other projects for CCCS include training and technical assistance for 300 hybrid and online course developments, while serving as a central resource for publishing grant material to OER. She has spent the last 15 years in the instructional design field, with projects spanning academia, corporate and government/military.
Kelvin Bentley has over 13 years of experience leading online learning initiatives at the director and dean levels at 2- and 4-year institutions. Bentley earned a PhD from the University of Delaware. His professional interests include quality assurance in online education, learning analytics, and best practices in instructional design. Bentley has been active as a Quality Matters peer reviewer since 2006 and he has served as a consultant in online education working with companies such as Eduventures, Blackboard, and most recently, Acatar, a new educational technology start-up company helping schools like Carnegie Mellon University develop new online courses and programs. Recent honors include serving on the Fulbright Specialist roster for 2010-2015 and being selected to be a Fulbright Specialist who offered faculty workshops on best practices in online course design, development and facilitation at the University of Antioquia in Medellin.