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2015 Summer Conference MCCA Presidents Summer Institute Trustee Summer Institute

Trustee Institute Presentations

Joshua Wyner - Presidential Hiring

Jee Hang Lee - CC Federal Policy Priorities

Vicki VanDenBerg - Understanding Financial

Ira Shepard - Legal Update

Robert Duston - Legal Update


2015 Conference Presentations


Robin Smith - Building Efficiency

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Trustees Summer Institute
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2014 MCCA SUMMER CONFERENCE July 24 and 25, 2014


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Highlighted Conference Speakers

Sheryl ConnelyThe Future of Education
Sheryl Connelly is manager of global trends and futuring for Ford Motor Company, tracking shifts and trends in topics as far reaching as the environment, politics and millennials and analyzing those shifts to predict consumer preferences. Her insights inform the company’s automotive design, product development and corporate strategy.  Sheryl has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and on the BBC.

Kay McClenny 21st Century Commission Panel Discussion
In 2012, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released the 21st-Century Report, which included seven broad recommendations for reinventing community colleges. Over the next year, faculty members, CEOs, and thought leaders worked collaboratively in teams to develop implementation strategies to assist institutions in implementing each of the recommendations. Kay McClenney, Director Emeritus of the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas-Austin and Co-Chair of the AACC 21st Century Commission, will facilitate the panel with the Michigan presidents invited to participate in the Commission's report and implementation.
The Experience EconomyJoseph Pine
Joseph Pine, author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. Co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP. dedicated to helping businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. Mr. Pine and his partner James H. Gilmore wrote the best-selling book The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage (Harvard Business School Press, 1999), and has since written a number of other books demonstrating how goods and services are no longer enough; what customers want today are experiences – memorable events that engage each customer in an inherently personal way.
Michigan's Economy: Past, Present, and FutureCharles L. Ballard
Charles L. Ballard is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. He is a widely-published author, a graduate of Stanford University and Princeton University, and has served as a consultant with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health & Human Services, and Treasury, and with research institutes in Australia, Denmark, and Finland. His books include Michigan at the Millennium and Michigan's Economic Future. Ballard also directs MSU's quarterly State of the State Survey, which measures Michigan's consumer confidence and approval ratings of political leaders.
Blair MillerCultivating Creativity and Leading Innovation
Blair Miller is a partner at FourSight, a company dedicated to the science of good thinking. FourSight develops research-based training tools proven to help individuals, teams and organizations build problem-solving capability, enrich creative climate and foster ideas and collaborative solutions. As president of his own Chicago-based consulting firm, Blair Miller & Associates, he has developed a unique method of helping organizations like Deloitte & Touche, DuPont, Intel, Invesco, Mars, Motts, Kodak, Kraft, Pfizer and Xerox deliver on their innovation goals.

Conference Presentations

Blair Miller - Leadership in Times of Rapid Change: Fostering Creative Thinking and Innovation. Innovation Presentation

Kay McClenney - 21st Century Commission Panel Discussion. 21st Century Panel

Joseph Pine - The Experience Economy 

Mike Hansen - State of the Association

Dan Phelan - Ensuring Relevancy , MCCA Talks

Charles Ballard - Michigan's Economy

Marilyn Schlack & Jeff Patton - Healthy Living Campus

Tim Meyer - Labor Market Data , MCCA Talks

Jim Jacobs - Macomb Co. Defense and Auto Industries

President Institute Presentations

David Baime - Federal Legislative Update

Karen Solinski - Dual Credit Guide, Direct Assessment

Collaborative Program - Consortium Programming


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2013 Summer Conference July 25 and 26, Traverse City Michigan

        MCCA annual conference was a tremendous success attracting over 300 Michigan community college presidents and trustees.  The theme of this year's conference was Innovating in the New Normal.  Conference attendees were able to gain perspective from a variety of presenters. We would like to thank those who attended, those who presented and we would like to also thank our wonderful sponsors.  

We would be delighted to gain valuable feedback from those who attended. Please take a few minutes to participate in a brief survey by clicking here:  2013 Summer Conference Survey

Presentations included: 

Jeffrey Selingo Presentation

Saul Kaplan Presentation

Terry O'Banion Presentation

Pam Cox Otto Interact Presentation


2013 MCCA Lansing Legislative Summit - January 31




2012 MCCA Summer Conference Presentations

2011 Student Success Summit Presentations:

2011 Student Success Summit agenda and detailed descriptions of the discussion sessions

Opening Session

Discussion Sessions - Theme: Community Engagement/Partnership

Discussion Sessions - Theme: Innovative Institutional Designs

Discussion Sessions - Theme: Promoting Improvement through the Use of Data

Closing Lunch & Keynote Address

Summer Workshop 2011 Presentations:

 Summer Workshop 2010 Presentations:

Dr. Debra Rowe, President US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development & Professor Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences, Oakland Community College - Education and Action for a Green and Sustainable Future:  People, Planet, Prosperity

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