American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
10111 Martin Luther King, Jr. Hwy
Bowie, MD 20720
Commission for Workforce and Professional Development (CWPD)
CWPD strives to increase competencies, knowledge, career opportunities, and development in workforce and continuing professional education. We achieve these goals through supporting professionals, educators, and educational institutions whose outreach efforts meet the needs of adult learners in organizational settings.
Director: Margaret Eggleston, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming Plans and Events
CWPD will continue to actively encourage and reach out for relevant and quality presentations for the annual conferences - this year in Lexington, Kentucky, November 5-8, 2013. Please suggest the topics you would like to focus on, submit your proposals, and become involved in the selection process and in designing and participating in the Commission's annual meeting.
CWPD has encouraged relevant presentations and knowledgeable presenters at the AAACE annual conference in all the strands (areas) it represents, including: workforce, professional, and human resources development, community colleges, continuing professional education, community education administration and professional. At the 2012 AAACE conference there were more than 45 presentations in these strands. Please consider making a presentation for the 2013 conference.
At our business meeting this past November, 2012, we participated in discussions designed to move CWPD forward in a significant way. To that end, we identified various ways to engage members in 2013:
A Brief History
In 2004, the Commission for Workforce Development and the Commission for Continuing Professional Education and Education Outreach were merged to create the Commission for Workforce and Professional Development (CWPD). Due to CWPD then representing two former commissions, in 2004-2006 Clare Klunk and Linda Sayre served as co-directors and in 2004-2005 designed a strategic plan, following the model of the AAACE strategic plan. An Executive Planning Committee was also formed, and in 2007 Linda Sayre served as director, followed by Linda Morris in 2008. At the annual conference in November 2011, Linda Morris was sworn in as President-Elect, and Margaret Eggleston was installed as director for CWPD. More on the Commission: To stay up-to-date with the most current CWPD happenings, be sure to check out the AAACE newsletters. Most members receive them via email; however, you can also find them on the AAACE website, http://www.aaace.org.