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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Workforce Development Dream Team

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM–11:35 AM PDT
Flash Session 1
Session Description

In response to create formalized training that supports regional and national agendas, three California State University campuses, with strong track records of success in designing custom education for industry groups, partnered together and received grant funding to build a statewide Workforce Development Academy addressing the training needs of workforce development professionals. In this session, you will learn how this team is working with stakeholders in the California workforce development community to create a dynamic curriculum that will equip staff to serve as engines of economic development.

Session Focus
Non-Credit Programming
Post-traditional Students
Professional Development
Session Audience
Program Directors
Program Staff

Primary Presenter

Regina Cash, CSULB College of Continuing and Professional Education
Contact information; 562-985-8358

Brief Bio

Regina Cash is Director of Professional Programs for the College of Continuing and Professional Education at California State University, Long Beach. Ms. Cash oversees all the noncredit and professional development programs, as well as corporate education for the college. She has over 20+ years in the area of workforce development and training having been previously employed by Workforce Investment Boards and other nonprofit agencies. Ms. Cash holds an undergraduate degree in Human Services and will complete her graduate degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the fall of 2014. She is happily married to her husband Aaron and together they have three beautiful daughters and four adorably rambunctious rescue puppies.

Additional Presenter #1

Christine Irion, California State University Sacramento
Contact Information
Brief Bio

Ms. Christine Irion has 16 years of experience in planning, developing and managing extended education and contract training programs at California State University Sacramento, College of Continuing Education. Ms. Irion currently leads the Extension Programs unit responsible for delivering professional development programs to individuals and employers, meeting the workforce development needs of the region. Ms. Irion has also led the development of several continuing education online courses for California state government clients. Prior to Sacramento State, Ms. Irion’s career in higher education began at a non-profit, accredited, Native American Jr. College. Ms. Irion earned a M.A. in Educational Administration and a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s Studies from California State University Sacramento.

Additional Presenter #2

Justin Cassity, California State University Los Angeles
Contact Information
Brief Bio

Dr. Justin Cassity is the Associate Dean of the College of Professional and Global Education at California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.). In this role, he manages the division’s operations and coordinates with faculty and deans to develop and manage new and existing programs. He also directs new program initiatives and provides overall direction for the college’s credit and non-credit programs. Dr. Cassity earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at UCLA; a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Hunter College, CUNY; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma Baptist University. He lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his wonderful wife and two beautiful, little boys.

Additional Presenter #3s