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Teaching Professionalism and Softskills
June 3, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Antonelli Institute, Erdenheim (near Philadelphia)

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Workshops and Seminars Presented by PAPSA

PAPSA and our affiliates provide lectures and seminars to help inform on a variety of topics ranging from the latest teaching techniques to management skills in a teaching environment and beyond. Below is summary of upcoming events, and associated registration documents for those events.

Upcoming Events:

PAPSA Presents:

"Teaching Professionalism and Softskills"

For Faculty, Directors of Education, and School Administrators

Friday, June 3, 2016
Antonelli Institute
(Philadelphia area)
300 Montgomery Avenue
Erdenheim, PA 19038

9:30 AM – Noon
(Coffee and light breakfast refreshments will be provided)

Program: Many employers have been placing an increasingly larger emphasis on softskills and professionalism in the workforce, both for existing employees and for job candidates under consideration. PAPSA has heard from many businesses and staffing agencies saying that softskills and professional etiquette are one of the most critical components in many employment decisions, and often are the deciding factor when several candidates for the same job have similar education, training credentials and/or experience.

Regardless of whether a student is pursuing a career in the hard trades, allied health, cosmetology, massage, business, or many other career fields, it is critical that they can interact professionally with clients, the general public, colleagues, and others. Thus, to make sure graduates stay competitive in the employment market, schools need to develop and improve ways to teach softskills and professionalism in the classroom and to build these lessons into the curriculum.

PAPSA is presenting a professional development session titled, “Teaching Professionalism and Softskills.” This will be an interactive session providing significant information on these important issues, a variety of strategies schools can utilize, and will include a best-practices discussion with educators from the different PAPSA schools that attend.

Presenters: Aaron Shenck, Executive Director of PAPSA, will serve as the moderator of these interactive sessions. Joining Aaron as a presenter for the April 29 session in the West will be Kara Chan, Director of Education at Rosedale Technical College. Joining Aaron as a presenter for the June 3 session in the East will be Tricia Fleming, Director of Education at Antonelli Institute.

$35 PAPSA Members, $50 Non-members

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