Friday, June 21, 2024
The RP Group

 2024 Post-Conference Workshops

Friday, April 12, 2024 | 9 am – 12 pm| $180 for RP Group Members and $215 for Non-members

Attending one of our post-conference workshops is an excellent way to cap your conference experience, or you can register for a workshop separately. Workshops last three hours and include a continental breakfast.

Online registration has closed. To register for a post-conference workshop, email

This workshop is focused on anticipating resistance to change and navigating resulting conversations with intentionality. We will emphasize the significance of three "Rs"—rigor, relevance, and relationships—as a means to ensure data consumers feel directed, focused, and supported. We will acknowledge the impacts that historical injustices and macro societal paradigms around educational attainment, incarceration, healthcare, and social mobility have had on certain student groups, and highlight strategies to better elevate these data and test assumptions through gamification and student-focused engagement strategies. We will discuss strategies to humanize data by weaving narratives together in a way that empowers practitioners to take action. Workshop participants will leave with some new strategies to pivot, respond, and inspire action-oriented institutional equity work.

Presenters: Micheline Pontious, City College of San Francisco and Marcell Gilmore, Mt San Antonio College

This workshop focuses on how to make sense of all the inputs that impact institutional planning, decision-making, accountability, and effectiveness at California community colleges and districts. We will share how South Orange County Community College District has built systems that align, inform, and empower district-wide decision-making. Participants will learn how to leverage institutional planning priorities to improve communication and trust among stakeholders through formalized decision-making relationships. Participants are encouraged to bring their biggest planning opportunities and challenges for discussion and strategic thought partnering. Participants will receive a host of frameworks, planning tools, and resources to help guide and support their institutional planning processes.

Presenters: Al Solano, Continuous Learning Institute, Denice Inciong, South Orange County Community College District, and Brad Trimble, The RP Group