Strategic Conversations are planned, but informal, discussions conducted in a democratic and conversational style, and focused on policy issues. The goal of this effort is to help our Board of Trustees thoughtfully examine what drives its policy decisions, by involving everyone who wishes to express a point of view, and gathering information in a less structured atmosphere than the traditional Board meeting.
The process provides opportunities for a positive exchange of ideas and concerns, as well as improved decision-making among all constituencies. Anyone from the District, and the community at large, may participate in the Strategic Conversations, which are aimed at maximizing dialogue among all who have an interest in the District, establishing an environment conducive to consensus building, and developing a spirit of teamwork.
It is important to note that Strategic Conversations are not designed to result in formal decision, rather, to develop ideas and information that may assist decision making in the future. In addition, topics will be confined to policy, rather than operational matters. Topics may be proposed by anyone in the District, and will be selected by the Board Subcommittee on the basis of what seems to be of significant interest to the participants, and the District in general.
Contact: For more information regarding Strategic Conversations, contact the Chancellor's Office at (714) 808-4797, or the District Office of Public and Governmental Affairs at (714) 808-4831.
Strategic Conversation #18: Pathways to Opportunities
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Refreshments
4:30 -7:30 p.m.: Strategic Conversation
(Board Business Meeting Immediately Following)
Topics to Choose From:
Please take a look at the following four articles and choose one from each strand, which you would like to discuss.
Strand One - Academic Pathways and Promise Programs
"Redesigning America's Community Colleges"
By Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins
"The College Promise in California: A Collection of Program Profiles"
The Regional Educational Labratory West (REL West), August 2016
Strand Two - Career Pathways
"Meet Higher Education’s Newest Players: ‘Education Sherpas’"
California Community College Chancellor's Office, Jack Scott, Chancellor
"Career Technical Education Pathways Initiative"
By Goldie Blumenstyk, August 2016
To RSVP, please email Cathryn Neiswender at firstname.lastname@example.org with the two topics you would like to discuss.