THE COLLECTIVE 2020

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Hyatt

November 2-4, 2020

THE CONFLUENCE OF DIVERSITY, DATA, AND CAREERS

#TheCollective2020

COVID-19

UPDATE

DATES

November 2-4, 2020

Conference begins in the afternoon on Monday, Nov 2, and ends at noon on Wednesday, Nov 4, 2020

LOCATION

Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch Hyatt

Scottsdale, AZ

Greater Phoenix Area

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

(PHX)

WHO

College/University Career Leaders and Teams, Alumni Relations Staff, IR/Data Staff, Academic Leaders, Industry Experts, Career Product and Service Companies, Innovators!

About  

Career Innovation on Every Campus

The Collective 2020 Conference is the premier innovation-minded gathering of college and university career leaders, upper-administrators, and industry experts who are seeking transformative solutions in preparing every student for a robust future of work. The focus in 2020 is the confluence of diversity, big data, and career preparation. Inaugural results from the National Alumni Career Mobility Survey will be unveiled. 

 

The Career Leadership Collective is one of the fastest growing services providers in higher education, having done business with over 700 universities, and seen 55,000+ unique visitors to their online content since January 2017. The Collective is on a mission to revolutionize career education on the college campus so that every student receives high quality career preparedness.

Our Sponsors  

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Presenting

INAUGURAL RESULTS

THE NATIONAL ALUMNI CAREER MOBILITY SURVEY

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Embedding Alumni Career Success Data into the College Value Proposition

2020 Conference Speakers 

INSPIRATION MEETS RELEVANCE AND PRACTICE

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Mildred Garcia

Dr. Mildred Garcia

PRESIDENT 

American Association of State Colleges & Universities

Dr. Mildred García assumed the presidency of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) on January 22, 2018.  As AASCU's president, Dr. García is an advocate for public higher education at the national level, working to influence federal policy and regulations on behalf of member colleges and universities; serving as a resource to presidents and chancellors as they address state policy and emerging campus issues; developing collaborative partnerships and initiatives that advance public higher education; directing a strategic agenda that focuses on public college and university leadership for the 21st century; and providing professional development opportunities for presidents, chancellors, and their spouses. She is the first Latina to lead one of the six presidentially based higher education associations in Washington, D.C. 

 

Prior to joining AASCU, Dr. García served as the president of California State University, Fullerton—the largest university in the CSU and the third largest university in the state, serving over 40,000 students and having an operating budget of almost half a billion dollars. Before to her arrival in the CSU, President García served as the CEO of Berkeley College where she was the first system-wide president for all six campuses. She has held both academic and senior-level positions at Arizona State University; Montclair State University; Pennsylvania State University; Teachers College, Columbia University; and the Hostos, LaGuardia, and City Colleges of the City University of New York. 

 

A recipient of myriad awards—from the American Council on Education’s Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award to being named a Distinguished Alumni Honoree of Columbia University—Dr. García was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; the U.S. Secretary of Defense to serve on Air University's Board of Visitors; and the U.S. Secretary of Education to serve on the Committee on Measures of Student Success. She presently sits on a variety of local and national boards including the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, the National Survey of Student Engagement, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Board of Trustees.

 

A first-generation college student, Dr. García earned a Doctor of Education degree and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University; a M.A. in Business Education/Higher Education from New York University; a B.S. in Business Education from Baruch College, City University of New York; and an A.A.S. from New York City Community College.

Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

CHIEF EDUCATION EVANGELIST 

Google

Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the potential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation into our education policies and practices.  

 

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the future of work.  He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty.  Jaime helped launch the Phoenix Coding Academy, a public high school in Phoenix, AZ, focused on computer science as part of an inquiry-based learning model.  He teaches a 10th grade communication classes at the school.  He also guest lectures at Arizona State University.

 

He speaks on education, digitalization, innovation, generation z, and the future of work at events around the world.  You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap and watch his YouTube career advice videos atwww.youtube.com/jaimecasap.

Jeremy Podany

Jeremy Podany

CEO 

The Career Leadership Collective

Jeremy Podany is the Founder and CEO of The Career Leadership Collective.  Jeremy is an innovation, leadership, and organizational growth connoisseur with unique expertise on the confluence of university career services, systems-thinking, leadership, and organizational growth.  Jeremy enjoyed nearly 20 years working inside higher education in career services and corporate education, and has helped build six unique start-ups inside and outside of universities.  His inventions and consulting solutions have systemically helped hundreds of thousands of college students with career education and mobility. 

 

Jeremy regularly writes, speaks, trains, and consults for universities, businesses, and tech start-ups.  Jeremy’s reputation as a speaker and consultant is built on his engaging ability to communicate about complex and challenging leadership and organizational integration topics in higher education, business, and university career services with incredible authenticity, humility, and humor. 

 

Jeremy has a BA in English Education from Western Michigan University, and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and four children. He loves college basketball and driving his jeep thru, hiking in, or gazing at the Rocky Mountains. 

 

Main Stage Signature Panel

Upper-Administrator Perspectives

on Career Services and The Future of Work

Angel Perez
Paul LePore
Dr. Lea M. Jarnagin
Kathy Ogren

Vice President, Enrollment and Success 

TRINITY COLLEGE

Associate Dean for Student and Academic Programs, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Special Assistant for Student Affairs, Office of the Chancellor

THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

Provost 

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

Conference Emcees

Rose Nakamoto
Amy Adams

Director

Career Center

 SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

Online Content Lead

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Experience innovative campus career solutions and community! 

Facilitated Design Sessions

3 Hot Topics

DESIGN THE FUTURE

The New Career Data Story on Campus
Career Innovation for Students of Color
The Role of Alumni in Career Services

Pre-Conference Workshops 

Deep-dives on Crucial Topics in Higher Education and Career Services

SESSIONS

CREATING A CAMPUS-WIDE CAREER CHAMPIONS NETWORK
EMPLOYER RELATIONS STRATEGIES IN A NEW ERA OF WORK
THE OCULUS FORUM: UPPER ADMINISTRATOR 
EXCLUSIVE ON TRENDS & INSIGHTS
Nov 2, 2020, 12:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Jeremy Podany, CEO, The Career Leadership Collective +  Special case study panel from career leaders currently implementing unique champions initiatives.  
Overview: Perhaps the most important trend in career services in 2020! Learn specific strategies for creating your unique career champions network on campus, to ensure broad reaching career readiness success. Walk away with a plan of action for implementation. Save your career team 6-12 months in experimentation by learning from what works and what doesn't in various contexts. Learn more about this topic here
Nov 2, 2020, 12:30-2:30pm
Facilitator: Nick Cattin, Consulting and Training Lead, The Career Leadership Collective
Overview: In the Summer of 2019, The Collective hosted Think Tanks with over 100 Career Leaders from around the country to analyze the trends, pressures, and solutions needed to navigate connections with industry in the emerging era of work. Nick Cattin, Manager of Training and Consulting for The Collective, led these Think Tanks and will share actionable strategies that career teams can take today, in order to understand, adapt, and maximize employer relationships for the success of their students.
Nov 2, 2020, 8:30am-12:00pm
Facilitator: Jeremy Podany, CEO, The Career Leadership Collective
Panelists from Georgia Tech, Queens College, and Bennington College 

Overview: A 'can't miss' session for higher education leaders who want to strategically grow career services on their campus. Trends, Insights, and Peer Connections for Upper-Administrators who provide Oversight to Career Services
Limited to 30 attendees to ensure robust dialogue.
The Oculus Forum is not meant for Career Services Directors or Staff, but Upper-Administrators providing oversight to Career Services (VP's, Provosts, Deans, AVP's with a broad portfolio of office, etc.).
FULL DETAILS HERE

Live Conference Music   

On the main stage throughout the conference

FEATURING:

Jenee Fleenor

2019 CMA Musician of the Year 

Live conference music will be provided during an opening concert and at each main stage gathering by a quartet of award-winning Nashville musicians who play with a variety of amazing artists—from Blake Shelton and Kelli Pickler to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Victor Wooten, and on NBC's hit show The Voice. The Quartet features fiddle player and singer Jenee Fleenor, who broke a glass ceiling in the music industry in 2019 by becoming the first female to win the CMA musician of the year award. Additionally, through Dr. Rod Taylor's company, Performance Learning Concepts, these musicians regularly present at universities and organizations around the country, using music to teach about leadership, innovation, and the arts. 

Jenee Fleenor
Dr. Rod Taylor
Beau Tackett
Gregg Lohman
 

EXHIBITOR & SPONSOR

OPPORTUNITIES

Maximize your connections to career leaders and upper-administrators!

 

Conference Schedule

 

Day 1

M, Nov 2

PRE-CON ACTIVITIES

11:30 - 5:30

-Registration Open

8:30-12:30 

-Pre-Conference Oculus Forum

  -for upper administrators 

  -special registration required

12:30 - 2:30 

-Pre-Conference Workshops

  -special registration required

3:00 - 4:15

-ASPIRE/MASTERMIND: Reunions and Graduations

3:45 - 4:45

-Career Strategies Poster Session Gallery

CONFERENCE BEGINS

5:00 - 6:30

-Conference Welcome + Opening Keynote

6:30 - 7:30

-Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

7:15 - 8:30

-Founder's VIP Reception (invite only)

7:30+

-Phoenix/Scottsdale Nightlife

-Exhibitor/Sponsor Dinners

-Dinner on your own

Day 2

T, Nov 3

7:30 - 8:30

-Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 - 9:20

-Campus Innovation Breakout Sessions 

9:30 - 10:30

-Keynote: Alumni Data and Our Future

10:30 - 11:15

-Networking and Snack Break w/ Exhibitors

11:15 - 12:05

-Campus Innovation Breakout Sessions

12:15 - 1:45

-Lunch

-Keynote 

-Career Innovation Showcase Awards

2:00 - 3:00

-Facilitated Design Sessions 

3:10 - 4:00

-Trend Sessions

4:00 - 4:30

-Free Time + Exhibit Hall Open

4:30 - 5:00

-Load Buses for The Museum of the West Reception

5:00 - 7:00

Night out in Old Town Scottsdale Arts District; Reception at The Museum of the West 

7:00 - 7:30

-Buses Return to Resort

7:30+

-Phoenix/Scottsdale Nightlife

-Exhibitor/Sponsor Dinners

-Dinner on your own

Day 3

W, Nov 4

7:30 - 8:30

-Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 - 9:20

-NACM Survey Overviews + Data Deep-Dives

9:30 - 10:20

-Campus Innovation Breakout Sessions

10:30 - 12:00

-Signature Panel: Upper-Administrative Perspectives on Career Services and The Future of Work 

-Conference Closing

-2021 Venue Announcement

Hotel & Travel 

Destination Refresh

HOTEL

Your Arrival Day - Nov 2

Please note that the conference does not officially start until 5 pm on Nov 2.  We encourage you to fly/drive in that morning. We have hotel rooms blocked on Nov 2 and 3.  Should you happen to arrive prior to hotel check-in for any pre-con activities on Nov 2, you can easily check your bags at the desk. If you come in on Nov 1 for personal reasons and stay at another hotel, we highly encourage you to still stay in the Conference Hotel on the nights of Nov 2 and 3. It is a delightful experience. 

Conference Hotel Details

The Collective 2020 Annual Conference will be located at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, a Hyatt Property. The group discounted rate is $199.00 US Dollars per night plus taxes and fees. To make a reservation you may do so online, or call 1-800-540-0727 and mention "The Collective 2020,"  

 

AIPORT

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located just 14 miles from the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, and offers direct flights to and from over 100 US cities, and over 20 international cities. 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Lyft, Uber, and Taxi services are regularly available from PHX to the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

 
 

Registration & Pricing 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2020 CONFERENCE

ATTENDEES

PRICE
Member
$699.00
Non-Member
$799.00
Pre-conference Workshop
$150.00
Bringing 5 or more Attendees?
15% discount per person
Contact us for registration instructions
services@careerleadershipcollective.com
NACM Schools
2019 Cohort Members Only
10% discount per person
Coupon Code: NACM
MASTERMIND/ASPIRE 
2019-20 Cohort Members Only
50% discount per person
Coupon Code: LEADER

Contact us

General Inquiries

Consulting, Training, and Executive Search Services

Membership and Billing

Events

National Alumni Career Mobility Survey

Our Founder and CEO - Jeremy Podany

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