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The League for Innovation in the Community College announces a $2.9 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to develop a three-part credentialing program for retail workers. Twelve community colleges across the country will participate in the program—Walmart Brighter Futures 3.0—which will build on the success of the Western Association of Food Chains’ (WAFC) Retail Management Certificate (RMC). 

Over the 2.5 year period of the grant, the selected colleges, based in urban, suburban, and rural areas, will work with retail employers who are committed to the RMC as the credential for...

Over the last decade, several evolving key trends impacting community colleges have emerged to underscore the importance of leadership skill and capable management of a number of complex issues. The League recognizes the unique proposition of being a contemporary community college president as CEO, educator, fundraiser, financial wizard, and mastermind inventor. In order to address the challenges of leading a community college today, the League for Innovation in the Community College has created a new feature for the 2017 Innovations Conference...

The League for Innovation in the Community College Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to its membership. This Canadian-based institution will be represented on the Board by President David Ross.

“Southern Alberta Institute of Technology has a 100-year history of providing innovative, hands-on, skills-oriented training designed to meet the practical needs of employers,” said Board Chair Anne Kress. “It is an honor to welcome such a highly-regarded workforce-centered institution to the League board.”

Founded in 1968 by B....

The League for Innovation in the Community College announces that internationally known innovator John Kao will provide the opening keynote address at its 2017 Innovations Conference. Founder, Chairman, and CEO of EdgeMakers and Chairman of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation, Kao has been dubbed “Mr. Creativity” and a “Serial Innovator” by The Economist. He is a business innovation thought leader, practitioner, and activist who explains, “Innovation, experimentation, taking initiative, risk-taking, creativity in terms of perceiving new possibilities, and the ability to react...

The Board of Directors for the League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to welcome Valencia College to its membership. This institution will be represented on the Board by President Sandy Shugart.

“Valencia College has long demonstrated its commitment to innovation and is seen as one of the nation's leading community colleges, setting the bar for building an inclusive culture of student success,” said Board Chair Dr. Anne Kress. “It is an honor to welcome such a dynamic and highly regarded institution to the League board.”

Founded in 1968 by B. Lamar Johnson...

Rufus Glasper, League for Innovation in the Community College President and CEO, asserts in a Forbes Grads of Life guest blog post that the strong collaboration between two-year colleges and local businesses ensures that community college graduates are assets for employers. Read more here.