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Best Practices

Best Practices inBusiness Education


NetworkingAnd Development


A Roadmapto Success

Community and Technical Colleges are undergoing massive transformation.

Community and Technical Colleges are undergoing massive transformation. Budgets are shrinking, vacant full-time faculty positions are being replaced with adjunct faculty, and existing faculty are expected to do more with less in an environment that is becoming more competitive.

Associate degree schools must re-tool to meet the new realities of this changing landscape. How do you rise above the competition? What sets you apart in the eyes of prospective students? What innovative solutions are you offering to prepare your students for continuing their education or starting a career?

Let's work together to answer these questions.

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Jeffrey Alderman

Jeffrey Alderman


Kim Wong

Kim Wong

Central New Mexico Community College

Herb Childress

Herb Childress

Teleidoscope Group

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Johnson County Community College (WHCA)

Johnson County Community College

Accomodations: DoubleTree Hotel - Overland Park

CBSP has arranged a discounted rate through the DoubleTree Hotel - Overland Park (10100 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210), which will include shuttle service to the JCCC campus. For those driving directly to the college, complimentary parking in visitor lots are available.

The room rate for this block is $118/night single/double, plus applicable taxes. Room rate includes breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is the closest major airport to the venue and hotel. The hotel and venue are approximately 35mi (56km) south. Standard transportation options -- car rental, taxi/rideshare, and shuttle -- are available at MCI. Complimentary parking is available at the Doubletree hotel.

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9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Introduction Jeffrey Alderman
9:10 - 10:25
Overview of ACBSP and Specialized Accreditation Jeffrey Alderman
10:25 - 10:40
Networking Break
10:40 - 11:40
Associate Programs and Collaboration with Local Employer Kim Wong, Leroy Cox, Lakshmy Sivaratnam
11:45 - 1:00
Luncheon – Keynote Dr. Herb Childress: The Role of Adjuncts in Higher Education
1:00 - 2:15
Student Recruitment and Retention in the World of Associate Programs Michelle Byrd, Lori Lothringer, Gary Mrozinski
2:15 - 2:30
Networking Break
2:30 - 3:45
Best Practices in Teaching Business Education Debbie Gaspard, Carol Ricke, Trina Jackson
3:45 - 4:00
Networking Break
4:00 - 5:00
Creating Pathways to Successful Articulation Agreements / Models Mary Vaughan, Jane Mattes, Dennis Brode, Lakshmy Sivaratnam
5:00 - 6:30
Reception and Networking (DoubleTree Hotel – Overland Park)
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Johnson County Community College
Kansas City Community College


$150 credit toward any future ACBSP Event


All Speaker Sessions


All Networking Events


All Program Materials




Registation Fee