Leadership Institute

2010 Leadership Institute

January 22, 2010

8:30 -3:30 p.m.

4th Floor of the Compass Block

Great Northern Town Center

Helena, MT

The Leadership Institute will include three sessions with a lead speaker for each of three subject areas, with commentators for each category. The lead speaker will make his/her remarks available to the responding panel members prior to the event.

8:30-10:00 a.m. ECONOMICS OF POST SECONDARY COMPLETION:

Jim Applegate – Lumina Foundation, Indiana

International Competitiveness- Why the U.S. needs to expand post secondary education opportunities and completion rates to maintain a global competitive edge.

Articles of note: Georgetown University Center on Education, Help Wanted

  • Brad Eldredge – Flathead Valley Community College, MT
  • Arnie Sherman-Executive Director, Montana World Trade Center
  • Dan Villa – Governor’s Office, MT

     

10:15-11:45 SOCIAL JUSTICE OF POST SECONDARY ASPIRATION AND ACCESS:

Chris Lohse – Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Why is it a matter of social justice to increase access to post secondary education?

  • Everall Fox – Hays-Lodge Pole Schools, MT
  • Bruce Messinger – Superintendent, Helena School District, MT
  • Dan Benge – Montana State University, Billings
  • Tom Mortenson – PELL Institute, Iowa

12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch with Larry Swanson, University of Montana

Economic Climate in Montana

Lunch at the Great Northern Hotel Conference Center

1:30-3:00 INCREASING ASPIRATION AND ACCESS:

Ann Coles, ACCESS, Boston, MA

Article of Note: Removing Roadblocks to Rigor

“Identifying strategies that work for motivating high school students to strive for post secondary education”

Pathways to College

  • Sandy Merdinger- Montana Gear Up
  • Kay Hiner and Aubrey Miller-Harlowton, MT
  • Montana College of Technology-Student perspective, TBA
  • Rick Hays –Retired business executive, Helena, MT
  • Corey Sterling–MSU Student
  • Jade Vaile-UM Student

3:00 CLOSING:

  • Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction, MT
  • Sheila Stearns, Commissioner of Higher Education, MT