Learning Summit

The Learning Summit, originally scheduled for June 8-9, 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event has been rescheduled for October 5-6, 2020. The League for Innovation in the Community College continues to monitor official announcements and guidelines related to COVID-19 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, as well as the health departments for the State of Arizona, Maricopa County, and the Town of Gilbert. The League is committed to acting in the interest of the health and safety of participants and the broader public. If developments around the COVID-19 pandemic lead to further postponement of the Learning Summit in the future, registrants will have the option to use their paid registration for the rescheduled Learning Summit or receive a full refund.

The Cycle of Working Adult Learners: Removing Barriers and Building New Pathways

Presented by the League for Innovation in the Community College in partnership with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Learning Objectives for Participants

Through collaborative activities, including sharing experiences, presenting ideas, and completing  exercises, Learning Summit—Arizona* participants will:

  • Identify the barriers for working adult learners
  • Describe various adult learner initiatives
  • Describe best practices in effectively serving working adult learners
  • Recognize the various adult learner principles being utilized in your college
  • Identify the adult learning cycle and pathways
  • Identify problems and issues associated with the adult learning cycle and pathways
  • Begin to develop an understanding of flexible learning ecosystems that include recognition of prior learning, competency-based, education, and program design best practices
  • Develop a plan of action geared toward better supporting working adult learners on your campus

Participants who complete the Learning Summit will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Bitsy Cohn
Senior Consultant, Higher Education
Cohn Solutions Group
Christine Carpenter
Vice President, Member Engagement
Shawn Hulsizer
Vice President, Product Lab

Click here to see facilitator biographies.

*The Learning Summit is a working retreat for college teams to focus on improving and expanding learning at their institutions, and to accelerate progress on these efforts. The sessions provide presentations of various research and case studies in a workshop environment. Participants complete exercises in large group settings, as well as individual and small group exercises. Each college team is strongly encouraged to identify a specific project or initiative that will be its focus during the Summit. For example, your team may decide to plan a new or emerging initiative, redesign or strengthen an existing program or project, or reinvigorate a postponed or stalled effort. Although the Learning Summit is designed as a team event, individual representatives from community colleges are welcome to participate.

Summit Contacts


Judy Greenfield

480.705.8200, x200

Hotel, Travel, and Sponsors

Robin Piccirilli

480.705.8200, x232