This one and one-half day Conference began with an examination of higher education as seen through the lens of innovation by Michael B. Horn. Mr. Horn is the co-founder and Distinguished Fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. He delivered a remarkable keynote address at the 2013 Conference. Hear Michael Horn discuss the concept of disruptive innovation on Horizons. His keynote was followed by a panel discussion regarding his comments with Arizona leaders and Mr. Horn interacting. The conference focused on today’s Arizona higher education environment, its desired future, and the steps that need to be taken.
Arizona, like many states, is seeking to increase the proportion of the working-age population who hold quality credentials and postsecondary degrees. Anthony Carnevale’s Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements predicts that 61% of all jobs in Arizona will require some postsecondary training beyond high school in 2018. Achieve60AZ, a grass roots group receiving support from many sources, has been established to coordinate and drive this work forward. Join us and learn what’s new in Arizona’s postsecondary education future.
Additional presentations were offered regarding innovations and specific work of interest to Postsecondary Education including :
• Three Things Arizona Can Do Now To Increase Postsecondary Attainment presented by
Rich Nickel & Dr. Nate Johnson
• AMEPAC’s Student Minority Progress Report 2017 presented by
Susan Carlson, Dr. Dolores Durán-Cerda & Dr. Robert Vagi
• Looking to 2018: The Legislative and Policy Agenda for Postsecondary Education
presented by Dawn Wallace, Governor's Education Policy Advisor & Rep. Doug Coleman
• Pathways to Postsecondary Education Awards Breakfast honoring outstanding programs
• Building the Workforce-Education Connection presented by
Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority
Dr. Amanda Burke, Center for the Future of Arizona
Corey Pruitt, GateWay Community College
Ed Vaskco, Terra Verde, LLC.
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