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Unlocking the Potential
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April 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Washington, PA

Teaching Professionalism and Softskills
April 29, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
ITT Technical Institute, Tarentum (near Pittsburgh)
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:

"Unlocking the Potential of Generation Y"

For Faculty, Directors of Education, and School Administrators

Friday, April 15, 2016
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
242 Oak Spring Road
Washington, PA 15301

10:00 AM – Noon
(Coffee and light refreshments will be provided)


Generation Y is causing a paradigm shift within academia.  The once proven methods of teaching are no longer motivating many of these students. Adapting current educational methods to cater to Generation Y’s specific learning needs will soon be imperative. This two-hour workshop, will explore the generational differences present in today’s classrooms and workforce. Learn the current trends within the multigenerational workforce and how Generation Y graduates are affecting the workplace.  Develop skills that can be implemented into your classroom to help motivate your Generation Y students.  This course also offers an understanding of how Generation Y functions and how they learn.  Useful tips will be presented to enhance your teaching methodology.  Most importantly, the program will provide information to help bridge the generational gap so your students reach their fullest potential.


Christina Notarfrancesco has a diverse background in both the manufacturing and healthcare industries.  She currently works as a Director of Human Resources for Wilmac Corporation in the healthcare field and oversees the Attleboro campus of 465+ employees in Langhorne, PA. In addition, Christina serves as a faculty member for Antonelli Institute teaching Visual Communications and is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Business and the School of Communication at LaSalle University.  Christina has served as a guest lecturer for the University of Delaware’s School of Nursing, where she taught seminars on conflict management, leadership skills, team building, social media, and personal marketing. Christina holds a MA in Professional Communications, a BA in Psychology, an AST in Photography, and she is PHR Certified in Professional Human Resources.

$35 PAPSA Members, $50 Non-members

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"Teaching Professionalism and Softskills"

For Faculty, Directors of Education, and School Administrators

Friday, April 29, 2016 Friday, June 3, 2016
ITT Technical Institute – Tarentum
(Pittsburgh area)
Antonelli Institute
(Philadelphia area)
100 Pittsburgh Mills Circle 300 Montgomery Avenue
Tarentum, PA 15084 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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