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  • Career Readiness Series

    Foundational Skills for Career Readiness

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    • Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • Time: 1 – 2 p.m. ET
    • Location: Online

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Brokering, Connecting, and Linking
    • Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Do students need to develop better foundational skills? How can data and assessment drive skill development?

      Join Brent Keltner, vice president of partnerships at Credo Education, and Michael Serafino, vice president at Credo Education, and examine the growing need for foundational skills development to prepare students for the world of work. Explore how these skills are developed, and ultimately affect students’ skills narratives and their employability. Identify new strategies and technologies to bolster this skill set in students who engage with your career services office, and look at examples of other institutions and how they have addressed this deficiency.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Understand the root causes of foundational skills deficiency and the implications for student employability;
      • Develop a strategy for teaching and measuring critical thinking, reasoning, and other foundational skills; and
      • Analyze assessment data collected and identify how it is used to align faculty, student, and assessment office needs.
    • Event Details

      Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

      To view the presentation, supplemental materials, attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the “I’d like to” option next to the Career Readiness Series: Foundational Skills for Career Readiness 2.20.19 listing in MyNACE > Purchase History. The presentation and supplemental materials can be accessed in “View Course.” Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will also be available in the Learning Platform within five (5) business days of the webinar’s completion.

      To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.

    • Format

      During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program, and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    • Presenters

      Brent Keltner

      Brent Keltner, Ph.D., Vice President of Partnerships, Credo Education

      Brent Keltner, Ph.D., leads market development and new partnerships for Credo Education’s foundational and career skills solutions. Keltner has more than 15 years of sales leadership experience in public and emerging-growth companies, and a deep knowledge of the higher education landscape. Prior to joining Credo, Keltner held sales leadership and general management roles at Eduventures, Kaplan, CollegiateLink, and Bridge Learning. He has deep research expertise in the areas of the college-to-career transition, the ROI of a college education, and regional workforce development. Keltner began his career as a social scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he also served as an assistant professor at the RAND Graduate School. In his time at Eduventures, he launched and led collaborative research programs in enrollment management, student affairs, and development. Keltner earned a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Pomona College.

      Michael Serafino

      Michael Serafino, Vice President of Education Solutions, Credo Education

      Michael Serafino is currently vice president of educational solutions. Prior to joining Credo, Serafino’s career spanned technology sales and operations leadership, strategic planning, and product and corporate development. He was COO for WaterSuite in Rockland, Mass., and held the same position for Corona Environmental Consulting prior to that. He also has held vice president positions with Cohealo and Zipcar, both based in Boston.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Clock Hours:

      NBCC – 1 clock hour; Credit will be issued to the named registrant and/or colleagues from the same organization upon verification of attendance by the named registrant.


      NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


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