Cultivating Capacity Collaborative

Adult Learning, Able Leadership, Academic Legacy

Join professional development providers from the Southwest Education Alliance for our collaborative focused on adult learning. We will delve into best practices to engage all audiences. As providers of professional development, you will have opportunities to examine ways to evaluate the effectiveness of your sessions. This conference will be tech-rich, hands-on, and free.


Registration will run from June 3-June 30. This is an invitation-only event. You will receive an email invite from your local professional development coordinator.


A certificate of attendance that includes 6.5 contact hours will be distributed at the collaborative.

Overview of Agenda


  • 8:30-9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30 Opening session: "Psycho-Geometrics" with Steve Moree
  • 10:40-11:40 Breakout 1 - The Learner
  • 11:50-12:50 Lunch & Keynote by Dr. Ric Vandett
  • 1:00-2:00 Breakout 2 - The Design
  • 2:10-3:10 Breakout 3 - The Approach
  • 3:10-3:30 Break
  • 3:30-4:30 Breakout 4 - The Tools


Sample Breakout Sessions

You will choose your 4 breakout sessions when you register. Here are some of the sessions that will be offered:


  • Flipped Professional Development
  • Planning PD for Diverse Psycho-Geometric Learners
  • Andragogy
  • Google Apps for PD
  • Differentiating PD through Structure

Planning. Implementing. Evaluating.

Breakout sessions will focus on The Learner, The Design, The Approach, and The Tools for delivering professional development.

Build Your Professional Learning Network

One of the features of this collaborative will be QR connections. Presenter name tags will have a QR code with contact information that will allow you to quickly scan and save new contacts.


Try scanning the QR code to the left to save the event to your calendar.

Tweet This!

Throughout the collaborative you will have opportunities to network with others via Twitter. Our hashtag for the event will be #swea.


Make sure you have created a Twitter account before the collaborative.

Sponsored by the Southwest Education Alliance

This Regional Education Service Alliance (RESA) consists of eleven school districts that collectively includes the largest and most diverse student population in North Carolina. It is our goal to provide quality services that would enhance learning opportunities for all students in the region.