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The Future: Leadership, Change, and Competency Based Education

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Future Insight Symposium
The Future: Leadership, Change, and Competency Based Education

Sponsored By
Ferris State University
Doctorate in Community College Leadership

Symposium Schedule

What is a Symposium?

According to The Free Dictionary Online, a Symposium is a meeting or conference designed to discuss a topic, especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations. On the other hand, the ancient Greeks define a Symposium as a convivial meeting for drinking, music, and intellectual discussion......

Participants will:

  • Think constructively and practically about the future
  • Cultivate relationships based upon the social construction of knowledge
  • Explore the impact of the future of leadership and competency based education
  • Understand elements of competency based education in both liberal and career education
  • Consider strategies that engage many organizational functions in competency based education

This Symposium will be highly interactive, thought provoking, and transferable.

Attire: Professional Casual

Need: Laptop if possible; conference materials will be provided on a thumb drive

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If you are interested in lodging at Northwestern Michigan College, please complete the form provided and return to Northwestern Michigan College via fax or email. Fax and email address are listed on the reservation form. The single occupancy room rate is $55.00/night/person and the double occupancy room rate is $35.00/night/person. Please submit your reservation as soon as possible. Reservation Form  

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Cancellations & Refunds
Unless otherwise stated in the event application, registration or brochure, the following cancellation policy will apply:
Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing two (2) weeks prior to the event start date in order to be eligible for a refund. Refund requests meeting this requirement will be processed less an administrative charge equal to 10% of the applicable registration fee. Cancellation requests received after the deadline date will not be refunded. If you are unable to attend the event and do not submit an acceptable cancellation request, full registration fees still apply.

Ferris State University reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment with full refund.

Please note that meals are included in your registration fee.


Dates:July 21-22, 2014    Check for other dates
Meets:Monday Registration is from 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Location:Hagerty Conference Center at NMC

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this event. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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