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Conclave

 


See the Conclave photo albums on Facebook: 2017, 2016

 

Watch for Conclave 2018 info coming soon!

 

Keynotes

Business, STEM, and Entrepreneurship - We All Need Each Other

Opening Keynote - Sponsored by DECA

 

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opening keynote session in which Shashi Jain will highlight the connections and collaboration between business and STEM. Shashi will show that businesses prepared for the future are led by a team steeped in entrepreneurship,  business administration and STEM domains.  Shashi will share lessons learned from the high tech community, the startup community, and with high school entrepreneurs through the TiE Young Entrepreneurs program. 


Shashi Jain is a Portland-based entrepreneur, technologist, startup mentor, and instructor. He currently serves at Intel Corporation as an IoT Innovation Manager, pathfinding new applications for Intel IoT modules such as Edison, Curie, and Quark D1000. Outside of work, he organizes the Portland 3D Printing Lab Meetup, 3D prints prosthetic hands for kids via the eNABLE community, teaches innovation and entrepreneurship to high school students through TYE Oregon, and actively mentors early stage startups. He was a lead organizer of Portland Startup Weekend and remains active as a facilitator and community organizer.


Game-Changing Strategies for Significant Enrollment, Retention, & Performance Results

Featured Keynote

 

Join dynamic education expert Mark C. Perna as he unveils the groundbreaking strategies that are changing the game for CTE. Maximize CTE’s exclusive competitive advantage to boost your enrollment, retention, and performance. Discover the revolutionary Education with Purpose® philosophy, key generational insights, and proven Light at the End of the Tunnel strategy. Plus, experience the Career Tree®, a breakthrough classroom tool to spark ongoing student dialogue and demolish stigmas. You and your team will join thousands of colleagues nationwide who are using these cutting-edge best practices to enroll, retain, and engage Generations Y and Z like never before!

 

Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of Tools for Schools (TFS) in Cleveland, Ohio, a full-service strategic communications and consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s desire to make a difference. Mark, a graduate of John Carroll University, has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace. As a noted expert on Generations Y and Z, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today’s young people, both in the classroom and on the job.

At TFS, Mark heads an energetic team of talented professionals who share his vision of making a bigger difference in education and workforce development. TFS partners with schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations of all sizes nationwide to help them experience significant gains in enrollment, engagement, retention, and performance rates.


Ethics Training Through Analytical Projects

Featured Presentation

What if we were able to teach Ethical Leadership by focusing on Leadership Strategies? 

Join Nathan Knottingham from the Knowledge Coop as he focuses on providing ethics education through Project-Based Learning (PBL). Depending on whom you talk to, "truth" is either objective or subjective and difficult to define for most. The world needs ethical leaders who will consider the benefits of all in their decision-making process. Perhaps it is time to change the way we present ethics in training from a defined solution to a thoughtful presentation and deep dive into leadership traits. 

Let's look at new ways to present PBL in an effort to help individual students define ethical leadership by learning and applying leadership traits from some of the most widely read and respected sources in the world today. 


Your 7th Sense Together at Work and School

Featured Presentation

Locally, how many schools and businesses partner annually? Not enough. Of those few schools and businesses who do partner, how many are recognized by their respective peers or earn awards? Nowhere near enough. Nationally, how many schools and business associations have partnerships? Still not enough.

In the new age of constant connection, those communities which develop an understanding of networks--a seventh sense--will thrive in the world. Both the quality and quantity of these connected networks affect our schools and businesses. Skeptical? Airbnb saw unused bedrooms as a way to make (a lot) of money by developing a network that connected homeowners with travelers, while Uber saw unused personal cars as disruptive public transportation. What if we saw high school business and marketing programs as unused agencies with opportunities to strengthen programs and student learning through strong, sustained partnerships? 

During this interactive session, attendees will explore this "what if" with the only professional marketing association partnering with high schools anywhere in the U.S. and a one-of-a-kind business and school partnership. Each piece of both professional association and business partnerships will be revealed in depth with the explicit intention of audience adoption and expansion of their own networks. Power comes from the number, the type, and the speed of relationships that networks establish and then use. 

As we explore your seventh sense, we will examine and unlock your ability to look at anything (i.e., High School of Business, CTSO Chapters, etc.) and see the way in which it can be changed by business engagement.

Join Brandon Pelissero and Rhace Smith of Ecolink Inc. (Tucker, GA) and Kari Palmer from Sequoyah High School (Canton, GA) as they share their experiences and ideas on how to engage business.


Hide and Go Speak: Helping Those Around You Find Their True Voices

Closing Keynote

 

Join us on Monday morning, October 9, to find out how Frank Tate, a dedicated father and successful entrepreneur (5 Minute Walk Records, Super Franks Fun Adventure, MindQuilt, The Knowledge Coop), proposes we improve our lives and our businesses by simply analyzing and applying quantitative and qualitative data (both filtered and raw). Frank will share his story of how growing up in the Foster Care system of California forged his signature perspective on Screaming Data, which guides his decision-making process in both his personal and professional life. Frank will share his premise that our job as parents, spouses, educators, colleagues, and executive leaders is to EDIT people's stories, rather than AUTHOR them. Learn how the application of this principle has played a key role in Frank not only loving his journey and creating multiple successful businesses, but helping countless others listen to their data, so they can live their "best story" both personally and professionally.

 

Frank Tate is a husband, father, entrepreneur (5 Minute Walk Records, Super Franks Fun Adventure, MindQuilt, The Knowledge Coop), and author who has a passion to encourage and motivate people to live a great story, no matter how their past chapters have played out. Frank spent 10 years in foster care (ages 8-18) and shares how being invited into a loving foster home changed the trajectory of his journey and gave him great insights as he continues to write and live his own story. Frank advises numerous companies, groups, and entrepreneurs. He loves his family, mountain biking, going to Maui, and watching the amazing Oakland A's. Frank's memoir, Foster Kid, is very close to publication.

The MBA Conclave Curriculum and Teaching Conference is designed to help anyone who teaches or administers the teaching of business administration (entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, management/administration, and marketing) build better, bigger, stronger programs at the local level.  Every session is designed for take-home value.  Click here for more about Conclave.

Online registration is closed.  If you need to register, please register on-site at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, Heritage A.  If you need to make a change to an existing registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here for hotel and travel/transportation info.

Click here for program info.

Conclave is the most important conference available to all business/marketing teachers.  Why?  Conclave draws the nation’s best teachers of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Management/Administration
  • Marketing


And, the best of the best come to share ideas, strategies, connections, and more!  

With so many different types of presentations available, odds are you can find one that fits your interests and your ideas.

Since all sessions emphasize take-home value, the most likely proposals to be accepted are:

  • Classroom or community projects that are replicable in other schools
  • Specific strategies for integrating student organizations (BPA, DECA, or FBLA), academics, or technology
  • Program development (marketing and promotion) that help build enrollment of better position programs
  • Ideas for increasing participation of the business community
  • Other new, different, creative, and replicable ideas to help strengthen the overall offering of Business Administration curricula.                            


Topics of interest for 2017
All session topics will be considered, but priorities for the 2017 Conclave include:

  • Substantive classroom projects
  • Use and sources of data for program improvement
  • Trends, vision, and issues relevant in today’s educational environment
  • Integration of and support for Common Core Standards (particularly projects and activities that demonstrate and document full integration)
  • Student engagement strategies and tactics, specifically those that are specific to learning outcomes of the national Business Administration standards
  • Integration of technology specific to learning outcomes of the national Business Administration standards
  • Involvement of the business community in new and creative ways
  • Integration of eLearning in a blended learning environment
  • Program positioning: Branding of business/marketing programs
  • Student recruiting strategies, plans, and tactics
  • Marketing plans that address specific audiences
  • Communications strategies, plans, and tactics (including social media)
  • Positioning SWOT analyses or comparable activities
  • HS/College Connections ◦Shared project and activities
  • Unique partnership arrangements
  • Various uses of technology
  • Creative articulation agreements
  • Creative use of CTSO’s
  • Certification, exam, and other student measures

Types of sessions/Travel stipend
There are several different types of sessions and each offers a stipend to help cover part of your cost of participating.  Stipends are available only to individuals registered for the conference and registered at the conference hotel (local presenters excepted).  (You may earn stipends for up to three different activities.)

Honoraria:       

  • 2 1/2-hour hands-on workshops ($350*)
  • 6-hour hands-on workshop ($600)
  • Concurrent 45-minute sessions ($250*)
  • QuickStop 20-minute show and tell ($50*)
  • DeepThink Roundtable (90-minute) facilitator/presenter ($150*)

*For repeated sessions (same topic), the stipend is 50%.

How to apply
Thank you for your interest in presenting at Conclave.  The person submitting the form will be the contact for all presenters of the session.  Conclave will be held October 6 - 9 in Vancouver, WA at the Vancouver Hilton.  Educational presenters must be registered for Conclave.  If you have specific questions regarding your presentation, please contact Brenda Clark, Director of Professional Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You will receive confirmation of your presentation within five business days of your submission.  Initial presentation selections will be completed by May 1st.  Submissions after May 1st but before July 31 will be reviewed on an availability basis. 

To apply to present, simply click on this application link and complete the application.

Session Name Speaker URL Credit Hours
Hands-On: Resources and Strategies that Work Kim Guest and Jennifer Milke https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/reswork  3
Hands-On: Ethics in Leadership Pilot Project Rachel Nelson Loupee https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ethicslead  3
Hands-On: The (Almost) New Learning Center Tammy Cyrus and Lacee Manus https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/newmbalc  3
Hands-On: Isn't a Successful Teacher Also a Good Project Manager Diane Fromm https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/teachman  3
Hands-On: Tech Tools to Make You a Superhero Snehal Bhakta https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/supertechtools  3
Waterfront Port Tour #1 Melissa Scott https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/porttour1  3
New to MBA Research? Rick Mangini https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/new2mba  1
Opening Session--Business and Stem Shashi Jain https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/busstem  1
Be Even Better at What You Do Rachel Kahly https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bebetterdo  1
Beyond the Stage Chris Young https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/beyondstage  1
Do You Have the Right Stuff? Rick Mangini and Beth Osteen https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/haverightstuff  1
Understanding and Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace Alan Cabelly https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mangendiff  1
Ethics Training Through Analytical Projects Nathan Knottingham https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/anapro  1
Create a Student-Driven Classroom Brenda Grabski and Rick Davis https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sdclass  1
Entrepreneurship for EVERY Student. You Can Do It! Gene Coulson https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/entrestu  1
Five Gears Ryan Underwood https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5gears  1
Programs of Study April Miller https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/prostudy  1
What People Want from Work--Top Trends Influencing Employer Strategies Suzi Alligood https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/whatwant  1
Career Pathways: Connecting School and Workplace Dale Winkler https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/carpath  1
Engaging Online Learners Marcia Pedersen https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/engonline 1
MBA Research--Your Guide to Curriculum Resources! Kim Guest https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/currguide  1
Non-Profit Foundations in High Schools Chris Pendleton https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nonprofhs  1
Powerful PR Tactics to Promote a Student Business Danny Rubin https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/prtact  1
Project Management--Paving the Way for CTSO projects Jennifer Milke https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ctsopaving  1
Best Practices for LAPs Tammy Cyrus https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestlaps  1
Earning College Credits in High School through Scotland Partnership Jordan Whittecar and Joel Hunt https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scotpart  1
How Can the National Business Administration Standards Help You? Beth Osteen https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nbahelp  1
Will Four Be a Crowd? The Expanding Hotel Scene in Vancouver Mike McLeod https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4crowd  1
Aligning Business Programs: Fostering Industry Engagement Steve Rayborn https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/alignbus  1
Infusing CTE Business Programs into Middle School Amy Lorenzo and Shauna Williams https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/infusecte  1
The Ultimate Session on Employability Skills for Your Students Danny Rubin https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/employskill  1
Use Data (Today!) to Justify Your Program Lisa Berkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/usedata  1
Get with the Program! April Miller https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/getprog  1
It Takes a Village: The Value of Community in Entrepreneurship Rick Turoczy https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/takevill 1
Project Management and the Stewarts Creek Marketplace Ann Stewart https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pmstewart  1
Your 7th Sense Together at Work and School Brandon Pelissero, Rhace Smith, and Kari Palmer https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7thsense  1
Embracing Digital Badging & Certifications Ariel Dykstra and Taryn Fletcher https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/digibadge  1
Building Programs with Industry Certifications Ariel Dykstra and Taryn Fletcher https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/buildprog  1
#CareerTechEd Shark Tank Snehal Bhakta https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cteshark  1
Course Development Made Easy: MBA Curriculum Builder Kim Guest and Jennifer Milke https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coursedev  1
The Why and How of High School of Business Lisa Berkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/howwhy  1
Micro-credentials? Certifications? Proof of Learning? Elizabeth Mosher https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/credmicro  1
Evolving Strategies for Teaching and Learning in an Era of Innovation Meredith Goddard https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/evolvstrat  1
Game-Changing Strategies for Significant Enrollment, Retention, & Performance Results Mark Perna https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sigenroll  1
Breakout into Critical Thinking Skills Nina Merget https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/critskill  1
Here's Your Map for Building Exemplary Programs Rick Mangini and Lisa Berkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mapbuild  1
Pitch Perfect! Making the Investor Connection Dave Barcos https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/investconn  1
Putting the Web to Work for Academic Integration Beth Osteen https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/web2work  1
Washington State Frameworks Primer (WA educators only) Brenda Grabski https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/waframe  1
Washington Business & Marketing OSPI Update (invitation only) OSPI https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/waospi  2
Intrapreneurship: Applying Entrepreneurial Skills to Succeed Vera Sells https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/intrapren  1
PMIef Panel--Making Project Management Work for Teachers Lori Hairston et al https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pmiefpanel  1
The Art of Questioning in the CTE Classroom Nakesha Dawson https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cteclass  1
Who Taught You to Make Financial Decisions? Lisa Whitling https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/findecis  1
Behind the Scenes of Vancouver's Waterfront Makeover Jonathan Eder https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bescene  1
Riding the Wave of Success--Starting and Managing a Business Lainey Morse https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ridewave  1
Standards to Success Jessi Stone https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/standsuc  1
Hide and Go Speak: Helping Those Around You Find Their True Voices Frank Tate https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/helpthose  1
Waterfront Port Tour #2 David Clark https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/porttour2  3
Daniels Fund Course Implementation Training #1 (invitation only) Brenda Clark and April Miller https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dfcourse1  5
Daniels Fund Course Implementation Training #2 (invitation only) Brenda Clark and April Miller https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dfcourse2  4

 

2017

More posted soon!

Be Even Better at What You Do: Free Educational Technology Tools That Will Increase Student Learning and Teacher Productivity
Presented by Rachel Kahly, Branch Manager, Office of CTE, Kentucky
PowerPoint

Behind the Scenes of Vancouver's Waterfront Makeover
Presented by Jonathan Eder, Director of Human Resources for the Port of Vancouver USA
Presentation

Best Practices - LAPs
Presented by Tammy Cyrus, South Central High School (NC), MBA Research PD Counselor 
PowerPoint

Beyond the Stage
Presented by Christopher Young, DECA High School Division Director
Presentation
Handout 1
Handout 2

Breakout Into Critical Thinking Skills
Presented by Nina Merget, Harrison High School (MI)
PowerPoint

Business, STEM, and Entrepreneurship - We All Need Each Other
Presented by Shashi Jain, IoT Innovation Manager at Intel Corporation
Presentation

DECA's New Entrepreneurship Events
Presented by Christopher Young, DECA High School Division Director
Presentation

DECA's Prepared Presentation Topics
Presented by Christopher Young, DECA High School Division Director
Presentation

Do You Have the Right Stuff to Engage Your Business Community
Presented by Beth Osteen, VP, Research & Development, MBA Research
PowerPoint

Engaging Online Learners
Presented by Marcia Pedersen, Bellingham Technical College
PowerPoint
Student Engagement Bibliography

Ethics Training Through Analytical Projects
Presented by Nathan Knottingham, The Knowledge Coop
Presentation

Evolving Strategies for Teaching and Learning in an Era of Innovation
Presented by Meredith Goddard, Five Years In
PowerPoint

Global Competence for CTE
Presented by Patricia LeCompte, Monroe Career & Technical Institute (PA)
Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3

Hands-On: The (Almost) New Learning Center
Presented by Lacee Manus and Tammy Cyrus, MBA Research PD Counselors
PowerPoint

Hide and Go Speak: Helping Those Around You Find Their True Voices
Presented by Frank Tate
Presentation (Keynote file)

I'm a Techaholic: SeeSaw App
Digital Portfolios For Any Classroom
Presented by Tammy Cyrus, South Central High School (NC), MBA Research PD Counselor 
PowerPoint

Intrapreneurship: Applying Entrepreneurial Skills to Succeed Within Organizational Structures
Presented by Vera Sell
Handout
Presentation

MBA Accreditation: Here's Your Map for Building Exemplary Programs
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Director of Benchmark Programs, MBA Research, and Rick Mangini, Director of Accreditation, MBA Research 
PowerPoint

Micro-credentials? Certifications? Proof of Learning? What's the Fuss?
Presented by Elizabeth Mosher, MBA Reseach PD Counselor
PowerPoint

New? This is Your Place
An Introduction to MBA Research and Curriculum Center
Presented by Rick Mangini, Director of Accreditation, MBA Research
PowerPoint

Pitch Perfect!
Presented by Dave Barcos, The Bridge Incubator
Presentation

Principles of Finance - Investing
Presented by David Young, Radiant Senior Living, Inc.
PowerPoint

Programs of Study: Changing the Conversation
An Introduction to Programs of Study
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
PowerPoint

Programs of Study: Get with the Program
Factors to Consider When Building a Program of Study
Presented by April Miller, VP, Instructional Design, MBA Research
PowerPoint

Putting the Web to Work for Academic Integration
Presented by Beth Osteen, VP, Research & Development, MBA Research
PowerPoint

Understanding and Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace: Helping Students Prepare for What Is in Store for Them
Presented by Alan Cabelly, Portland State University (OR). Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Website: www.PortlandLeadershipInstitute.com
Presentation
Handout 1
Handout 2

Use Data (Today!) to Justify Your Program
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Director of Benchmark Programs, MBA Research
Handout
PowerPoint

What People Want from Work - Top Trends Influencing Employer Strategies
Presented by Suzi Alligood
Handout
Presentation

The Why & How of High School of Business
Presented by Lisa Berkey, Director of Benchmark Programs, MBA Research
PowerPoint

How Can the National Business Administration Standards Help You?
Presented by Beth Osteen, VP, Research & Development, MBA Research
PowerPoint

Your 7th Sense Together at Work and School
Presented by Brandon Pelissero and Rhace Smith of Ecolink Inc. (Tucker, GA) and Kari Palmer from Sequoyah High School (Canton, GA)
PowerPoint 1
PowerPoint 2