Success Education Colleges (SEC) Hosts First Annual Professional Development Conference
SEC Team Members Gather to Learn and Grow Professionally in their Roles in Career Education
Over 330 Team Members from North-West College, Glendale Career College, Nevada Career Institute and SEC’s Campus Support Team gathered together at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California on Friday, May 12, for Success Education Colleges’ First Annual Professional Development Conference (PDC).
This conference provided SEC Team Members with the opportunity to learn and gain insight into a variety of topics related to career education from sector experts as well as several of SEC’s own leaders.
The conference began with a general session on “Why Leadership Matters” featuring special guest speaker Dr. Michale McComis, the Executive Director for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Dr. McComis shared his experience and words of wisdom on the role of leadership and how individuals can make a difference within the organization on a daily basis.
Following the opening session, conference attendees were able to attend different breakout sessions throughout the day focused on a range of topics, including: effective classroom management, education compliance issues, emergency and disaster preparation, understanding Millennials and Gen Z students, teaching tools for nursing faculty, the importance of certification for health care professionals, and more.
A lunchtime Q&A session featured a sit-down discussion with Robert Johnson, the Executive Director of the California Association of Private, Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) and SEC’s President, Mitchell Fuerst. Mr. Johnson praised SEC as “a model for private-sector education” as he spoke about the current outlook for career education and the important role private sector colleges will play in the future for education in California.
Michele Deck, co-founder and CEO of G.A.M.E.S, closed out the day with an invigorating and interactive general session as she led the audience on a journey to discover different ways to become a better and more creative thinker in a world full of cynical thinking.
“When people are stressed, we don't see the full picture,” Deck told the audience. “We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” Drawing from her experience, Deck shared creative methods to explore and approach new problems, urging attendees to “wear rose colored glasses” to help look for new and inventive solutions to the challenges they face.
SEC’s Professional Development Conference (PDC) was a great success and SEC plans to make the event an annual tradition. “I am so proud of what happened at our PDC!” President Mitchell Fuerst exclaimed passionately. “I thought the content, speakers, organization and overall flow of the day was phenomenal!” These sentiments were shared by hundreds of other Team Members through thank you cards and email messages sent to Mr. Fuerst and the organization’s Leadership Team.
Featured Career & Health Care News
October 08, 2018 - LONG BEACH, Calif.—The California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) recently recognized North-West College (NWC) student Mary Smith as the recipient of the 2018 Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship. Open to nursing students at any CAPPS member school, the award honors the late Norma Ford’s more than 28 years of service in the private career school sector.
September 28, 2018 - WEST COVINA, Calif.—In recognition of his many professional and personal achievements, Success Education Colleges President Mitchell Fuerst was appointed a Knight of the Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. The knighthood, which Fuerst received at the September 22 Investiture at the Waldorf-Astoria in Beverly Hills, also recognizes the President’s unwavering dedication to giving back to the communities the Colleges serve.
North-West College Alumna Ed ClayeJoiner to Participate on Keynote Address Panel at Upcoming ACCSC Professional Development Conference
September 25, 2018 - LONG BEACH, Calif.—The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) will feature North-West College graduate Ed ClayeJoiner during its Keynote Address Panel at its upcoming Professional Development Conference slated for September 25–27. An alumna of the College’s Vocational Nursing program, Joiner will participate in a panel of ACCSC-accredited institution graduates moderated by ACCSC Executive Director Dr. MichaleMcComis.
September 04, 2018 - GLENDALE, Calif.—After launching its Registered Nursing program in July 2016, Glendale Career College has again expanded its offerings to include a new RN to BSN program. Tailored for licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) who have already earned their associate’s degree in nursing, the program offers a clear track for individuals who want to gain a competitive edge in the workplace and advance in their health care career.
SEC Vice President Lisa Fuerst Continues to Give Back as Incoming Chair of Citrus Valley Health Foundation
July 23, 2018 - WEST COVINA, Calif.— A longtime supporter of charitable organizations and philanthropic efforts that give back, Success Education Colleges Vice President Lisa Fuerst will carry that passion into her new role as incoming Chair of the Citrus Valley Health Foundation (CVHF).