Events 2018-05-29T17:56:01+00:00


mpe2c Program Planning Institute


The purpose of this Institute is to increase understanding of resources available for and facilitate planning and implementation of inclusive postsecondary education and employment programs for students with intellectual disabilities in all types of postsecondary education institutions: universities, state and community colleges, and career tech centers.


This is a team-focused event for postsecondary education program planning teams representing a higher education institution or career tech district consisting of higher education faculty and staff, disability service providers, special populations coordinators, K-12 transition staff, parents, students, and other relevant stakeholders.


The institute format includes keynote sessions with postsecondary education leaders, breakout content sessions, facilitated team planning meetings, opportunities for your team to meet one-on-one with national and state content experts, and networking with colleagues from across the state. See our draft agenda for details.


There is no registration fee for this event. Teams will need to cover their expenses for the event.


Breakout sessions may feature information regarding:

  • Think College! resources
  • Program design and curricula
  • Employment-focused credentials
  • Federal CTP process and resources
  • Work-based learning strategies
  • Working with vocational rehabilitation
  • Building a sustainable program
  • Financial aid
  • Residential options for students
  • Student mentoring strategies

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Institute is held at the Holiday Inn West

Holiday Inn Kalamazoo-W
2747 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Take I-94BL W/Stadium Dr West.
Turn left onto 11th St. (the first stop light, approximately 1/4 mile from the highway).
Turn left onto Holiday Terrace (the first road, less than 1/4 mile from Stadium).
Holiday Terrace will continue into Holiday Lane, which dead-ends at the hotel.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

8:30 a.m.  –   7:30 p.m.
Registration/check in

9:00 a.m.  –   2:30 p.m.
Facilitator preparation (Erie)

4:00 p.m.  –   4:10 p.m.
Welcome (Great Lakes Ballroom)

4:15 p.m.  –   4:45 p.m.
State of the nation:  Think College!  (Great Lakes Ballroom)

4:50 p.m.  –   5:20 p.m.
Keynote presentation:  Dr. Paula Kohler (Great Lakes Ballroom)

5:25 p.m. –   5:55 p.m.
Institute overview (Great Lakes Ballroom)

6:00 p.m.  –   7:00 p.m.
Meet and greet (appetizers and cash bar) (Great Lakes Ballroom)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:00 a.m.  –   4:30 p.m.
Registration, institute logistics

7:30 a.m.  –   8:30 a.m.
Breakfast on your own (available at hotel)

8:30 a.m.  –   9:45 a.m.
Breakout session 1 – Program components (Erie, Huron, Michigan)

10:00 a.m.  – 12:45 p.m.
Facilitated team meeting 1 (including boxed lunch; Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior, Atrium)

1:00 p.m.  –   2:15 p.m.
Breakout session 2 – Program resources (Erie, Huron, Michigan)

2:30 p.m.  –   4:30 p.m.
Facilitated team meeting 2 (Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior, Atrium)

4:35 p.m.  –   5:05 p.m.
Facilitator de-brief (Erie)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

8:00 a.m.  –   2:00 p.m.
Registration, institute logistics

7:30 a.m.  –   8:30 a.m.
Breakfast on your own (available at hotel)

8:30 a.m.  –   9:45 a.m.
Breakout session 3 – Stories (Erie, Huron, Michigan)

10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
Facilitated team meeting 3 (Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior, Atrium)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Gather lunch and find a table (Great Lakes Ballroom)

12:30 p.m.  –   1:15 p.m.
Lunch and closing keynote presentation (Great Lakes Ballroom)

1:20 p.m.  –   2:00 p.m.
Team report out, next steps, closing (Great Lakes Ballroom)

Download Draft Agenda: PDF format | RTF format