Event Registration

Designing and Implementing Quality Work-Based Learning Systems

A Collaborative Workshop for States and Districts

September 23-25, 2018

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

1 Resort Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

About the Event

By invitation only

The College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center, Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education WBL Affiliate, and the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) are pleased to invite your state and district to participate in our workshop. The purpose is to convene work-based learning (WBL) teams from various states and districts to collaboratively engage in discussions on emerging practices and promote strategies for developing, implementing, and sustaining high-quality WBL opportunities for all students. Participants will engage in sessions led by experts in the field, hear about the progress and challenges other states are facing, and discuss strategies for improving WBL efforts.

Details regarding the program are provided in the preliminary agenda. During the workshop, select meals will be provided.

  • Facilitate authentic and meaningful opportunities for state and district teams to share and discuss promising work-based learning strategies.
  • Provide sufficient time and facilitation support for state and district teams to plan their work-based learning efforts.
  • Develop a sense of trust and community amongst state participants through purposefully networking and collaboration opportunities.
  • Provide workshop activities to address the differentiated goals, readiness, and priorities of the participating state and district teams.
  • Highlight successes and challenges of state and district practices related to design, implementation, and evaluation of WBL programs.
  • Assist participants in developing and implementing high-quality WBL programs.
  • Provide information related to employability skill development with millennials.
Event Dates and Times
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Georgia Districts ONLY)
  • Monday, September 24, 2018, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Georgia Districts end at 12 p.m.)
Event Costs

All participants must cover their travel costs, including airfare and hotel.

The registration fee for the workshop is $190.00. Georgia districts and invited state WBL teams will receive a registration code that will cover this registration cost.

Participants without a registration code will need to send a check made payable to Georgia Work Based Learning to the contact below in order to complete the registration process:

Larry Tripp, Treasurer of the Georgia WBL Affiliate

220 Hillside Dr.
Rocky Face, GA 30740

Contact Information
Topic Contact Title Email Phone
Conference Agenda and Registration Ellen Cushing Deputy Director, CCRS Center ecushing@air.org 202-403-5524
State WBL Teams Susan Therriault Director, CCRS Center stherriault@air.org 781-373-7007
Georgia District Teams Laura Boswell GACTE WBL Affiliate President lboswell@jcss.us 706-654-0460
Hotel Logistics Rhonda Samples Career, Technical & Agricultural Education Director rhonda.samples@hallco.org 770-718-7236
Savannah Activities & Tours Suzanne Meadows WBL Coordinator, Bryan County smeadows@bryan.k12.ga.us 912-536-0226
Travel and Hotel Information

A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The registration confirmation email will contain a hyperlink for access to the block of hotel rooms. The deadline for hotel reservations is September 9, 2018.

We look forward to your participation.