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 The 2019 Conference featured 129 speakers
 and 24 breakout, interactive, and semi-plenary sessions.

Explore videos and presentations from many of our sessions below.
Information about individual speakers can be accessed here, and
all of the topics addressed at the Western Pathways Conference can be viewed here.


Videos

Want to relive the Conference? Want to see what’s in store for next year, or revisit a session you missed in Portland?

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WIN Highlights from the Western Pathways Conference 2019

 

Visit WIN Learning’s website to see footage of their breakout session, “Laying the Foundation for Career Ready Communities - The Arizona and South Carolina Models”. The PowerPoint presentation can be accessed below as well.

 

 
 

Highlights Reports

Hear the benefits of attending the Conference directly from attendees and explore key takeaways from the event.

 
Click to view the Conference Highlights slideshow, which showcases the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners, and overall participant takeaways from the 2019 Western Pathways Conference. This slideshow includes our end-of-event survey data and shows the enthusiasm for 2020’s conference.

Click to view the Conference Highlights slideshow, which showcases the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, partners, and overall participant takeaways from the 2019 Western Pathways Conference. This slideshow includes our end-of-event survey data and shows the enthusiasm for 2020’s conference.

Click to view the Takeaways Summary Report. The 2019 Conference utilized Thoughtexchange, a community inteligence platform, to promote interactivity and stimulate discussion. At the conclusion of the event, attendees shared their thoughts on how to take action following the conference.

Click to view the Takeaways Summary Report. The 2019 Conference utilized Thoughtexchange, a community inteligence platform, to promote interactivity and stimulate discussion. At the conclusion of the event, attendees shared their thoughts on how to take action following the conference.

 

PowerPoint Presentations from the Conference


Click to view Mark Perna’s keynote remarks. Mark Perna, best-selling author of “Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance”, discussed how to engage younger generations in the workplace.

Click to view Mark Perna’s keynote remarks. Mark Perna, best-selling author of “Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance”, discussed how to engage younger generations in the workplace.

Click to view Eric LeVine’s plenary presentation on the Swiss Apprenticeship model, and how and why this should be emulated in the United States. Eric LeVine is married to Suzi LeVine, the former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland.

Click to view Eric LeVine’s plenary presentation on the Swiss Apprenticeship model, and how and why this should be emulated in the United States. Eric LeVine is married to Suzi LeVine, the former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland.

Click to view Maud Daudon’s plenary presentation on Career Connect Washington, a coalition of cross-sector leaders in more than 70 organizations working to improve career readiness for Washington students.

Click to view Maud Daudon’s plenary presentation on Career Connect Washington, a coalition of cross-sector leaders in more than 70 organizations working to improve career readiness for Washington students.

Click to view the breakout session “How States Can Make Better Use of Industry-Recognized Credentials”. The presentation explores the value of credentials, how not all credentials have currency with employers, and the connection between credentials and CTE.

Click to view the breakout session “How States Can Make Better Use of Industry-Recognized Credentials”. The presentation explores the value of credentials, how not all credentials have currency with employers, and the connection between credentials and CTE.


Click to view Martin Simon’s presentation on Montana Governor Steve Bullock's Chairman’s Initiative,  “Good Jobs for All Americans”.

Click to view Martin Simon’s presentation on Montana Governor Steve Bullock's Chairman’s Initiative,
“Good Jobs for All Americans”.

Click to view The Education Commission of the States’ presentation that was presented before a panel that contained perspectives from Idaho, Colorado, and Nevada.

Click to view The Education Commission of the States’ presentation that was presented before a panel that contained perspectives from Idaho, Colorado, and Nevada.

Click to view Colorado Workforce Development Council’s presentation as part of the “What the Leading Western States are Doing” panel.

Click to view Colorado Workforce Development Council’s presentation as part of the “What the Leading Western States are Doing” panel.

Click to view Gene Bottom’s breakout session that discussed ways to design career pathways that enhance student readiness for careers and post-secondary studies.

Click to view Gene Bottom’s breakout session that discussed ways to design career pathways that enhance student readiness for careers and post-secondary studies.


Click to view William Symonds’ presentation on the Coalition’s seminal paper. Released April 3, this white paper calls for changing the culture of education to place far more emphasis on career development and readiness.

Click to view William Symonds’ presentation on the Coalition’s seminal paper. Released April 3, this white paper calls for changing the culture of education to place far more emphasis on career development and readiness.

Click to view a panel response to Career Readiness for All from Terri Taylor at the Lumina Foundation. The presentation underscores the need for post-secondary attainment and Lumina’s involvement in this project.

Click to view a panel response to Career Readiness for All from Terri Taylor at the Lumina Foundation. The presentation underscores the need for post-secondary attainment and Lumina’s involvement in this project.

Click to view a panel response to Career Readiness for All from Robin Russel at the Colorado Dept. of Education. To promote career development in Colorado, the Dept. of Ed. is focusing on ICAPS and professional career advising.

Click to view a panel response to Career Readiness for All from Robin Russel at the Colorado Dept. of Education. To promote career development in Colorado, the Dept. of Ed. is focusing on ICAPS and professional career advising.

Click to view the breakout session entitled “Laying the Foundation for Constructing Career-Ready Communities: The Arizona and South Carolina Models”. The presentation focuses on addressing the skills gap in these states.

Click to view the breakout session entitled “Laying the Foundation for Constructing Career-Ready Communities: The Arizona and South Carolina Models”. The presentation focuses on addressing the skills gap in these states.


Click to view Kettering University president Robert McMahan’s keynote remarks. Kettering University is a highly-ranked university that offers students both academics and 2.5 years of hands-on work experience.

Click to view Kettering University president Robert McMahan’s keynote remarks. Kettering University is a highly-ranked university that offers students both academics and 2.5 years of hands-on work experience.

Click to view the Dallas County Promise presentation. Dallas County is committed to increasing the number of Texans aged 25-34 with a college degree to 60% by 2030 by offering free college tuition and success coaches.

Click to view the Dallas County Promise presentation. Dallas County is committed to increasing the number of Texans aged 25-34 with a college degree to 60% by 2030 by offering free college tuition and success coaches.

Click to view the breakout session entitled “Prioritizing Career Planning and Providing Professional Career Advising”. Contains a write-up of the session, as well as a general presentation containing info on all participants.

Click to view the breakout session entitled “Prioritizing Career Planning and Providing Professional Career Advising”. Contains a write-up of the session, as well as a general presentation containing info on all participants.

Click to view the Linked Learning Alliance presentation. The Linked Learning Alliance is a coalition of cross-sector organizations dedicated to improving California’s high schools and preparing students for success.

Click to view the Linked Learning Alliance presentation. The Linked Learning Alliance is a coalition of cross-sector organizations dedicated to improving California’s high schools and preparing students for success.


 
Click to view Stanley Litow’s presentation on the role of business in society. Litow is Preisdent Emeritus of the IBM Foundation and highlighted the promise and history of corporate social responsibility.

Click to view Stanley Litow’s presentation on the role of business in society. Litow is Preisdent Emeritus of the IBM Foundation and highlighted the promise and history of corporate social responsibility.

 
Click to view a presentation from “Putting CTE to Work for Students” by the Idaho Workforce Development Council. This session focused on steps that policymakers can take to connect CTE with industry demand.

Click to view a presentation from “Putting CTE to Work for Students” by the Idaho Workforce Development Council. This session focused on steps that policymakers can take to connect CTE with industry demand.

 
Click to view Bain & Company’s presentation on the challenge of taking career-connected learning to scale. They recently published a report of the same title that identified ‘good jobs” and the steps needed to successfully expand career-connected learning programs.

Click to view Bain & Company’s presentation on the challenge of taking career-connected learning to scale. They recently published a report of the same title that identified ‘good jobs” and the steps needed to successfully expand career-connected learning programs.

 
Click to view this breakout session and take a deep dive into competency-based hiring. Walk away with tangible steps you can take to shift your organization to hire people based on their abilities rather than their histories.

Click to view this breakout session and take a deep dive into competency-based hiring. Walk away with tangible steps you can take to shift your organization to hire people based on their abilities rather than their histories.


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