About

           

What is CBExchange?

CBExchange, an annual conference hosted by C-BEN, is the foremost conference on competency-based education, where leaders from hundreds of institutions gather to learn how to build and bring to scale high-quality programs.

Join us in our virtual platform which mimics a real conference environment with an interactive lobby, general session room, exhibit hall, and networking lounge. You will be able to watch, communicate, and ask questions of speakers in all featured sessions. The majority of sessions will be live with on-demand access available after the conference for those with a paid registration. You can use the event mobile app on your phone for participation in sessions, networking, engaging with sponsors, and interactive games. 

 

We're All Shifting Gears

As we have all seen this year, higher education has shifted in ways we could have never imagined just six months ago. The question remains -- What shifts must happen in order to fully enable a competency-driven or skills-based higher education landscape? To help address this question, each day's general session will focus on necessary shifts to drive the CBE movement forward, including: 

 

  • Building teaching and learning models connected to the future of work
  • Using competencies and skills-based language to connect learning  
  • Designing programs to ensure equitable outcomes for all learners
  • Driving the work at your institution through proven best practices 

 

This year's conference will showcase 12 general sessions, featuring the field's leading experts, and more than 50 breakout sessions, with more available on-demand, all of which will be led by seasoned professionals. There will be opportunities for networking by affinity groups, such as academic discipline and accreditor, and the opportunity to opt in for mentor-matching. Our exhibit hall, Xhibitor Xchange, will connect you to much-needed products and services. We aim for this year's conference to inspire you and leave you feeling revitalized and energized about the work ahead. 

 

Register Today

Recognizing that times are tough for some organizations, we are providing a free ticket option that provides access to general sessions and Xhibitor Xchange. The paid registration, which is one-third of the typical full registration rate, offers a number of exciting benefits, including the CBExchange Experience box. This must-have item is packed full of CBE-related resources, sponsor swag, snacks, and fun props to help encourage full participation in CBExchange 2020.

Organizations seeking to send multiple individuals to CBExchange can take advantage of a first-ever group ticket option called a Boardroom Broadcast. Envision this as a professional development opportunity for a group of colleagues gathered together to experience CBExchange in the company of others. If an in-person gathering is not an option, you will receive up to 8 individual login codes for multiple viewing locations. The Boardroom Broadcast will include 8 CBExchange Experience boxes for your attendees.

Refund policy: Full refund up to 30 days prior. 

 

Please Note: The first 600 attendees that register under a paid ticket for CBExchange will have the opportunity to participate in the event to its fullest with their very own CBExchange Experience box. Due to shipping turnaround time, we cannot guarantee attendees will receive a CBExchange Experience box in time for the conference if the paid registration occured after October 23. Don't delay...Register today!

 

Join the national movement by becoming a C-BEN member and register at the discounted rate.

Not familiar with C-BEN?

We are a network of institutions, employers, and experts committed to unlocking the potential of competency-based learning to ensure education and training is more flexible, responsive, and valuable. C-BEN is the go-to source on competency-based learning—home to practitioners and leaders who are reimagining education and helping others design and build high-quality offerings. Through our work, we aim to advance the understanding of competency-based learning, accelerate its development and scale, develop and maintain quality standards, and remove barriers to its continued growth.

Apply for membership here or contact us for more information. 

 

You won't want to miss CBExchange 2020, hosted by C-BEN!

 

   

                       

CBTE 2020 | Competency-Based Theological Education International Conference

CBTE is partnering with C-BEN to offer a competency-based theological education track at CBExchange 2020.


      Attend one conference and get the best of two:

  • Connect with experts and peers on competency-based theological education (CBTE)
  • Learn from thought leaders and peers on latest CBE research, design models and materials
  • Attend CBTE-dedicated sessions alongside 70+ additional CBExchange presentations

 

Learn more at https://cbte.ca

Become a Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at CBExchange 2020, the premier gathering for higher education leaders seeking to design, build, launch and scale quality competency-based education programs?

 

Connect with us to learn more

 

With multiple sponsorships available at a wide-range of pricing levels, this is a great way to market your organization to the anticipated 1,000+ CBExchange attendees. As an alternative, don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your products and services and connect with hundreds of interested leaders in the CBExchange Exhibit Hall.

 

As an online sponsor/exhibitor your organization can:

 

  • expect to have a larger reach for potential leads.
  • present branded materials in our CBExchange Experience in a Box.
  • use our robust event platform for exposure to your services and solutions.
  • develop a customized, feature-rich booth in our virtual exhibition hall.
  • generate pre, during, and post-touch points with targeted attendees.
  • option to access content for up to 6 months.

 

                                                         

 

 

Featured Speakers
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The Open Skills Network (OSN) is a coalition of employers, educational organizations, technology providers, military, and other organizations dedicated to advancing skills-based education and hiring by establishing a network of open skills libraries and skills data. The OSN is committed to creating a more equitable, skills-driven labor market by matching talent with career opportunities through a common skills language, benefitting individuals, employers, and the U.S. economy.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a high-level understanding of how to:

1) Benefit from Interoperable Open Standards: The adoption of existing open standards for meaningful and actionable record interoperability across education providers and employers, in collaboration with data standards organizations, enables interoperability.

2) Use Open Toolsets: As a first initiative, the OSN is designing and developing the Open Skills Management Toolset (OSMT)- a software as a service resource for academic institutions, government agencies and employers to accelerate more dynamic and data-driven skills authoring and management, as well as encourage open library creation and sharing at scale.

3) Take part in an Ecosystem Coalition: Join a community of employer and education practitioners committed to open and interoperable standards, open toolsets, and opening their libraries of skills data.

4) Understand Policy and Market Strategy: Obtain guidance on unified policy and messaging. Identify and Track Meaningful Metrics: Examples of measurement to prioritize the impact of your work on individuals and communities.

The Open Skills Network (OSN) is a coalition of employers, educational organizations, technology providers, military, and other organizations dedicated to advancing skills-based education and hiring by establishing a network of open skills libraries and skills data. The OSN is committed to creating a more equitable, skills-driven labor market by matching talent with career opportunities through a common skills language, benefitting individuals, employers, and the U.S. economy.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a high-level understanding of how to:

1) Benefit from Interoperable Open Standards: The adoption of existing open standards for meaningful and actionable record interoperability across education providers and employers, in collaboration with data standards organizations, enables interoperability.

2) Use Open Toolsets: As a first initiative, the OSN is designing and developing the Open Skills Management Toolset (OSMT)- a software as a service resource for academic institutions, government agencies and employers to accelerate more dynamic and data-driven skills authoring and management, as well as encourage open library creation and sharing at scale.

3) Take part in an Ecosystem Coalition: Join a community of employer and education practitioners committed to open and interoperable standards, open toolsets, and opening their libraries of skills data.

4) Understand Policy and Market Strategy: Obtain guidance on unified policy and messaging. Identify and Track Meaningful Metrics: Examples of measurement to prioritize the impact of your work on individuals and communities.

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UW-Parkside is progressing well for the re-accreditation visit by AACSB this fall. The UW Flexible Option (Competency-Based) Business Administration (Flex BSBA) degree, offered by UW-Parkside with significant support from UW Extended Campus is the first competency-based based Business degree program with AACSB accreditation. In this session, the presenters will discuss accreditation requirements in specific areas: business curriculum; strategy alignment; assurance of student learning; student support systems; faculty qualifications and participation; resources.

Learning Outcomes:

• Compare and contrast specialized Business accreditation for traditional Business programs and CBE programs.

• Discuss to what extent the traditional and CBE programs need to be similar for specialized Business accreditation.

• Describe how competency-based Business degrees align with institutional mission and vision.

• Discuss the Flex BSBA degree curriculum in the light of AACSB requirements on curriculum (Standard 9: Curriculum content is appropriate to general expectations for the degree program type and learning goals).

• Discuss the key elements of an assessment plan for student learning and related AACSB Standard 8 (The school uses well-documented, systematic processes for determining and revising degree program learning goals; designing, delivering, and improving degree program curricula to achieve learning goals; and demonstrating that degree program learning goals have been met.).

• Identify research qualifications of faculty to teach in competency-based Business programs from AACSB perspective (Standard 5: The school maintains and deploys a faculty sufficient to ensure quality outcomes across the range of degree programs it offers and to achieve other components of its mission. Students in all programs, disciplines, locations, and delivery modes have the opportunity to receive instruction from appropriately qualified faculty.)

• Discuss the student support services and resources for competency-based programs and how they support AACSB standards (e.g. AACSB Standard 7: The school maintains and deploys professional staff and/or services sufficient to ensure quality outcomes across the range of degree programs it offers and to achieve other components of its mission.)

• Analyze institutional resources, including financial resources, and their sufficiency in relation to AACSB standards.

UW-Parkside is progressing well for the re-accreditation visit by AACSB this fall. The UW Flexible Option (Competency-Based) Business Administration (Flex BSBA) degree, offered by UW-Parkside with significant support from UW Extended Campus is the first competency-based based Business degree program with AACSB accreditation. In this session, the presenters will discuss accreditation requirements in specific areas: business curriculum; strategy alignment; assurance of student learning; student support systems; faculty qualifications and participation; resources.

Learning Outcomes:

• Compare and contrast specialized Business accreditation for traditional Business programs and CBE programs.

• Discuss to what extent the traditional and CBE programs need to be similar for specialized Business accreditation.

• Describe how competency-based Business degrees align with institutional mission and vision.

• Discuss the Flex BSBA degree curriculum in the light of AACSB requirements on curriculum (Standard 9: Curriculum content is appropriate to general expectations for the degree program type and learning goals).

• Discuss the key elements of an assessment plan for student learning and related AACSB Standard 8 (The school uses well-documented, systematic processes for determining and revising degree program learning goals; designing, delivering, and improving degree program curricula to achieve learning goals; and demonstrating that degree program learning goals have been met.).

• Identify research qualifications of faculty to teach in competency-based Business programs from AACSB perspective (Standard 5: The school maintains and deploys a faculty sufficient to ensure quality outcomes across the range of degree programs it offers and to achieve other components of its mission. Students in all programs, disciplines, locations, and delivery modes have the opportunity to receive instruction from appropriately qualified faculty.)

• Discuss the student support services and resources for competency-based programs and how they support AACSB standards (e.g. AACSB Standard 7: The school maintains and deploys professional staff and/or services sufficient to ensure quality outcomes across the range of degree programs it offers and to achieve other components of its mission.)

• Analyze institutional resources, including financial resources, and their sufficiency in relation to AACSB standards.

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Education Design Lab co-designed the 21st century skills digital micro-credentials with 20 colleges and 60 employers to target the most in-demand universal skills in the emerging job market of the future. This presentation explores the background, content, and pedagogy of the eight digital credentials that respond to the durable skills identified as high need by employers. This engaging session utilizes action-oriented techniques to guide participants in the development of a digital micro-credential strategy.

Learning Outcomes:

1) Participants will be able to identify the competencies and sub-competencies that were co-designed with 20 colleges and 60 employers and have been validated over the last five years.

2) Participants will analyze the 21st century skills and identify competency priorities that they deem critical for their program, learners, employer partners, or employees.

3) Participants will dialogue and brainstorm on ways to: a. make learning visible and transparent to the learner and employers b. assist learners in the creation of a digital identity that displays their skills c. address employer high demand skills such as collaboration, oral communication, critical thinking, empathy, resilience, initiative, intercultural fluency, and creative problem solving. d. implement a 21st century skills credential program.

4) Participants will be presented with lessons learned from the variety of Education Design Lab initiatives, which highlight the 21st century skill credentials such as:

a. Tee-up

b. BadgedToHire

c. Vsbl Pioneer Pilot

d. International implementation of the Toolkit resources.

Education Design Lab co-designed the 21st century skills digital micro-credentials with 20 colleges and 60 employers to target the most in-demand universal skills in the emerging job market of the future. This presentation explores the background, content, and pedagogy of the eight digital credentials that respond to the durable skills identified as high need by employers. This engaging session utilizes action-oriented techniques to guide participants in the development of a digital micro-credential strategy.

Learning Outcomes:

1) Participants will be able to identify the competencies and sub-competencies that were co-designed with 20 colleges and 60 employers and have been validated over the last five years.

2) Participants will analyze the 21st century skills and identify competency priorities that they deem critical for their program, learners, employer partners, or employees.

3) Participants will dialogue and brainstorm on ways to: a. make learning visible and transparent to the learner and employers b. assist learners in the creation of a digital identity that displays their skills c. address employer high demand skills such as collaboration, oral communication, critical thinking, empathy, resilience, initiative, intercultural fluency, and creative problem solving. d. implement a 21st century skills credential program.

4) Participants will be presented with lessons learned from the variety of Education Design Lab initiatives, which highlight the 21st century skill credentials such as:

a. Tee-up

b. BadgedToHire

c. Vsbl Pioneer Pilot

d. International implementation of the Toolkit resources.

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