The workshops are pre-conference, in person events 07 June 2022.

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Workshop 1:
The IACEE Quality Program for Continuing Education

Date: 07 June 2022
Time: 13:00 – 17:00 EST


Soma Chakrabarti – Facilitator
Lead Education Programs Developer
Ansys Education, USA

Cheng Wang
Chief Executive Officer
Outstanding Education Investment Group, China

Katriina Schrey-Niemenmaa
Senior Advisor
HR Plus, Finland

Ed Borbely
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Kim Scalzo
Interim Executive Director of Academic Technologies & Innovation
State University of New York (SUNY) System, USA


The Coronavirus pandemic has forced continuing engineering education organizations to think and act differently to sustain the organization, manage change and excel. But how do these CEE units do that? The IACEE Quality Program for Continuing Education, based on the European Foundation for Quality Management provides a data-driven framework – a tool that includes both enablers and measurable results and indicators of quality – to assess organizational excellence. This workshop will help measure your organization’s present level of excellence and show you how you can improve by managing the changes.

Join renowned CEE leaders to learn how you can manage and lead organizational excellence.

Target Audience

University administrators and industry leaders who are engaged in the management of continuing education units.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to develop:

  • Ability to identify indicators of quality for continuing education (CE) organizations.
  • Ability to identify benchmarking demographic data for CE organizations.
  • Ability to conduct an organizational self-assessment using the IACEE QP framework.

Workshop 2:
Building Blocks of a High-Quality Micro-Credential Program

Date: 07 June 2022
Time: 13:00 – 17:00 EST


Lisa Stephens, Facilitator
Assistant Dean, SEAS Online at UB School of Engineering & Applied Sciences;
Sr. Strategist of Academic Innovation, State University of New York (SUNY) System, USA

Cynthia Proctor
Director of Communications and Academic Policy Development
State University of New York (SUNY) System, USA

Anne Reed
Director of Micro-Credentials and Digital Badges
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Michael Testani
Director of Industrial Outreach
Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University, USA


Join us for an inside look at how institutions are successfully building micro-credentials for Continuing Engineering Education, and adapting existing programs to serve as micro-credentials. Micro-credentials provide a mechanism for delivering shorter, more flexible options for leaners, and for recognizing learning in a format that is digital and easy to share in online environments (e.g., professional and social networks). Learn about the benefits of micro-credentials, including how high quality micro-credentials can be used to help existing students persist, and to attract new learners to your program. Micro-credentials can provide essential professional development to those already in the profession and/or be customized to meet the needs of specific business and industry partners. This workshop defines the niche for higher education in what is a competitive marketplace, covering all of the basics plus giving you the tools needed to develop and scale a micro-credentialing program for your department or unit, or even institution or system-wide. Workshop facilitators bring the experiences of faculty, administration, and leadership of the SUNY System in creating micro-credential programs and will also highlight other national models and standards-setting efforts. They will share best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and the tools and resources necessary to support development of micro-credentials that provide immediate professional value and can also stack to an initial or advanced degree. The session will focus on examples from Engineering and related disciplines.

Target Audience:

University administrators, professional development coordinators, and industry leaders who are interested in developing micro-credentials.