We provide superior educational and training programs that develop and build knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary for productive, responsible and meaningful lives.
Conference and Workshop Planning
- Facility contract negotiation
- Meeting planning
- Online registration
- Group facilitation
- Marketing events
- On-site event management
- Identification of presenters/content expertise
Since its founding, the Center for Learning Connections (CLC) has planned and coordinated conferences, workshops and meetings ranging in size from 15 to 1200 participants. Business leaders, public sector staff, K-12 educators, and college faculty and staff are just a few of the groups we have served.
CLC staff believes workshops and conferences should have outcomes that specifically address participants' needs. We work carefully with event sponsors to ensure that this occurs.
If you are planning a workshop or conference, let us work with you to ensure that it will be successful.
CLC receives consistently high marks for its conferences and workshop coordination.
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Evaluation and Research Services
Some of our evaluation and research customers include:
- ASSOCIATION of Washington Community and Technical College Administrators
- Bellevue Community College Student Services
- Centralia College
- College Spark Washington grant-funded project
- Highline Community College Faulty Teaching and Learning Center
- Small Business Administration Region X
- U.S. Department of Education's America's Career Resource Network
- Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
- Washington Student Achievement Council
- Washington State Department of Corrections
- Washington State Employment Security Department
- Washington State WorkFirst
The Center for Learning Connections (CLC) has research staff experienced in helping organizations and agencies engage in reflective practice and data-based decision making. We are skilled in designing evaluation activities for an array of program delivery processes. From consulting on the creation of data collection and monitoring systems to managing full program evaluations and research projects, we can customize to your needs.
A significant part of our evaluation and research work centers on helping organizations improve program implementation, resolve unanticipated problems and ensure progress toward desired outcomes. We are especially skilled at building organizational awareness of the benefits of evaluation and how results can be used to inform program and process improvements.
The Center for Learning Connections fully embraces and applies the American Evaluation Association's Guiding Principles for Evaluators and the Joint Committee's Standards for Evaluation for all of its evaluation activities.
Training, Staff and Professional Development
We provide customized cutting-edge training and consultation on:
- Communication Skills
- Career Development
- Education and Student Engagement
- Learning, Learning Styles and Adult Learning
- Learning Disabilities and Non-Apparent Disabilities
- Soft Skills Training
- Motivational Interviewing Skills
- Curriculum Integration
- Customer/Client Engagement
- Workforce Development
- De-escalation in the Workplace
- Managing Change
- Improving Teaching & Learning
The Center for Learning Connections (CLC) provides customized, cutting-edge training and consultation, tailored to meet the expressed needs of those requesting it. Training can be delivered on-site or virtually. Training topics can vary, but usually address education, learning, engagement, workforce and human resource development, counseling and communication skills, and organizational development. CLC professional staff are able to design training for other topics that are important to you.
We perform thorough assessments to identify the issues to be addressed, and the goals and outcomes to be achieved. Customers always play an active role in shaping and designing training.
Our staff is skilled at connecting people and topics that are not normally linked together. For example, we were one of the nation's first organizations to view education reform in the context of a changing economy and workplace.
Web Design and Management
Our Web Site Design and Maintenance services focus on bringing together your audience needs, marketing goals, and design preferences to create a site that both captivates and informs. Throughout the design process we will be in close contact with all decision makers in your organization to ensure a seamless process. Most projects can be executed within a period of 3-6 weeks, depending on the project's scope. To keep within budget, we submit expense approval forms prior to any and all expenditures.
Our design and management process is grouped into three phases:
Stage I: Initial Concepts
In the initial concept phase we will help you to identify the targeted audience, marketing goals, and design preferences. Once agreement and a shared understanding is reached, we will begin crafting some initial conceptual designs of your site. Designs will be posted to a private test Web site for the convenient review by all decision makers.
Stage II: Semi-final Designs
The objective of this phase is to solidify your selected design(s) and to present you with a tighter, more comprehensive layout of your new branding, imagery, font treatments and color palettes. Web site flow charting is also finalized in this phase, as well as your Web interface. Upon your approval, we will finalize all design elements and begin execution of deliverables.
Stage III: Final Design
In this phase the final Web site is developed and placed online for testing. Subsequent to our testing, you are informed of the site's location so you may test the site for functionality as well. Upon your approval, the new site is uploaded to a designated server. Finally, we will work with you to maximize your potential for the highest level of ranking on search engine result pages.