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2014 MCCA SUMMER CONFERENCE July 24 and 25, 2014
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The MCCA invites presidents and trustees from Michigan's community colleges to join us in Traverse City, MI on July 24 & 25 2014 for the annual leadership gathering at the MCCA Summer Conference.

Agenda at a Glance

Download AgendaWednesday, July 23
Welcome Reception
5:00 PM
Hagerty Conference Center, Great Lakes Campus, Northwestern Michigan College

Thursday, July 24
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM
Grand Traverse Resort and SPA / Governor's Hall A-B

Conference General Sessions
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (Lunch Included)
Governor's Hall A-B

5:30 PM
Dennos Museum, Northwestern Michigan College

Friday, July 25
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM
Grand Traverse Resort and SPA

Conference General Sessions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MCCA Awards Luncheon
12:15 PM
Grand Traverse Resort and SPA

Highlighted Conference Speakers

TSheryl Connelyhe 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.
 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 

Hotel Information

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Grand Traverse Resort & SPA. When making your reservation, please let them know that you are attending the MCCA SUMMER CONFERENCE.

Grand Traverse Resort & SPA
100 Grand Traverse Blvd
Acme, MI 49610



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