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TitleProfessional Associations Leadership Alliance (PALA)
LocationGrand Traverse Resort & SPA
Address 100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard
Acme, MI 49610
HostMichigan Community College Association
Dates 7/23/2014 to 7/24/2014
Time All Day
Notes/Description Registration has ended. Please call the MCCA if you would like to register after the deadline at 517-372-4350.

Thank you.

This meeting is by INVITATION ONLY, for members of the community college Professional Associations Leadership Alliance (PALA).



Noon - 1:00 PM
Joint Lunch with Community College Trustees Participating in the Trustee Summer Institute (Grand Traverse Resort, Council Room)

1:00 PM
PALA Business Meeting Begins (Grand Traverse Resort, Director’s Room)

1:00 - 1:10 PM
Welcome and Introductions (Adriana Phelan, MCCA Vice President)

1:10 - 1:30 PM
State Update (Mike Hansen, MCCA President)

1:30 - 2:15 PM
Federal Update (David Baime, Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Research, American Association of Community Colleges)

2:15 - 2:45 PM
Update on Michigan Transfer Agreement (Carrie Jeffers, Macomb Community College & President of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers)

2:45 - 4:00 PM
Roundtable Sharing: Priorities for Professional Associations
- Each Association to Share a 5-8 Minute Update on Major Priorities, Projects, Initiatives & Opportunities for Collaboration

5:00 - 8:00 PM
Join Presidents and Trustees for the
MCCA Summer Conference Welcome Reception & Dinner
Hagerty Center Rotary Hall, Great Lakes Campus
Northwestern Michigan College
715 E. Front St., Traverse City


8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast Buffet - Join Presidents and Trustees for the annual MCCA Summer Conference
Grand Traverse Resort & SPA Governors’ Hall A-B

8:30 AM
Welcome & Setting the Context for 2014 MCCA Summer Conference (Michael Hansen, President, MCCA)

8:45 AM
Keynote: The 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.

10:15 AM

10:45 AM
Presentation: The Latest in the Use of Analytics to Improve Student Learning and Degree Completion
Mark Milliron is the co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of the student success and analytics innovator Civitas Learning. An author, speaker, and consultant, he has worked with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world.

11:45 AM
Lunch – Governor’s hall C-D
Lunch Presentation: State of the Association
Mike Hansen, President, MCCA

2:00 PM
Presentation: The Experience Economy
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.

3:00 PM
Break (Time On Your Own)

5:30 - 7:30 PM
Dennos Museum – Northwestern Michigan College

COST: $175 for both days will be charged directly to the college following the summer meetings.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Dr. Adriana Phelan, MCCA Vice President, at or 734.474.3812.

Registration has ended. Please call the MCCA if you would like to register after the deadline at 517-372-4350.

Thank you.

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