Busy week on the road highlighted by a Program Review visit to Washtenaw CC. WCC Team is transitioning to Lumens and making a variety of changes to position Economic & Community Development (ECD) to meet the needs of their community. I was very impressed by the Sales Process WCC has documented, as well as their success with Community Enrichment. ECD is responsible for a Conference Center and making it affordable but financially self-sufficient. All employees and their dependents, as well as community members 65+ can take classes for free. Also they can only pay one instructor rate which is higher than the average rate I have come across. Both are financial challenges but ECD is confronting them head-on.
Photo: Brandon Tucker (on the left) and some members of the ECD Team (notice the CPP bling!).
Tales from the Road of Lifelong Learning posts are written by Greg Marsello, LERN’s co-founder and Vice President for Organizational Development. As "the hardest working man in lifelong learning," Greg has conducted more consultations and trainings for community, continuing, and corporate education administrators than anyone in the history of lifelong learning. Over 50 organizations and more than 3,000 people work with him every year.