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Developing Intended Learning Outcomes and Assessments


Teachers and trainers are being asked by accreditation commissions, other external and internal authorities and learners to: (1) develop clear statements of the intended learning outcomes of their courses or workshops; and (2) develop authentic or performance assessment tasks that will allow learners to clearly demonstrate how well they have achieved the intended learning outcomes.

Designed For:

Teachers and trainers in any context, but especially those who are concerned about meeting their school or college’s regional accreditation standards

Learning Outcomes:


Given a definition of terms and three examples, you will develop at least one intended learning outcome and at least one authentic or performance assessment task for a course or workshop you are currently teaching or getting ready to teach.


The Teaching and Learning Cycle will be used to present the webinar content:

  1. Bridge in – Why learn about developing Student Learning Outcomes and Assessments?
  2. Outcomes – Intended learning outcomes of this webinar:
    • Mine: what I would like you to take away/learn in this webinar
    • Central ideas – components of an outcome statement; components of an authentic or performance assessment task
    • Skills – ability to develop intended learning outcome statements and authentic or performance assessment tasks
    • Information – definition of terms
    • Participants: What you would like to take away/learn in this webinar
  3. Pre-assessment – What do you already know about SLOs and authentic or performance assessment?
  4. Presentation
    • Definition of terms
      • Student Learning Outcome (SLO) statement – A statement of what learners should know and what they should be able to do with what they know when they finish the lesson or workshop. What are the central ideas, or skills, or information that you want your learners to know or be able to do when they finish the lesson or workshop?
      • Authentic or performance assessment task – A task that allows the learner to demonstrate to you, the teacher/trainer, how well he or she has achieved the SLO. It needs to be as close as possible to a real-life, outside-world application or task, not a traditional “classroom” task such as a paper/pencil test.
  5. Practice – Select a course or workshop you are currently teaching or planning to teach. Select an important central idea or skill or information from the course or workshop you want your learners to learn. Develop an SLO statement and an authentic assessment task. Submit it to me at the end of this webinar by email. I will work with you until both components meet accreditation standards.
  6. Post-assessment – Now what do you know about developing SLO statements and authentic or performance assessment tasks, and how will you apply it?

Materials Required:

  • Computer with Internet access

Facilitator Bio:

Your facilitator, Nancy E. Stetson, Ed.D., holds an Ed.D. in higher education from Nova Southeastern University. She also is a certified Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Facilitator. Her 30-year consulting, teaching and training experience includes the development and facilitation of several adult education courses for UC Berkeley Extension and UC Online, including Assessment and Evaluation, and Instructional Strategies for the Adult and Adolescent Learner; and the development and facilitation of numerous workshops for college faculty on the topic of Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment. She also has developed courses and taught them at public and private two and four-year colleges and universities, and currently is a Mentor/Assessor in Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Education program… More>

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KCTCS : Being AI


Creating Our Future Together with Appreciative Inquiry


The role of the System Office is to provide leadership, support and service to the KCTCS network of colleges in order that those colleges create a positive and significant impact across the state-economically, socially, and environmentally. The coming years will be filled with challenges and opportunities and the success of KCTCS will depend upon its capacity for learning, adapting and innovating. Everyone at KCTCS has the opportunity to play a key role in this endeavor.

This six-month AI course is designed to support you. It is not to replace your current skills and strengths, but rather to build upon those and expand your opportunities to be both influential in the future of KCTCS as well as successful in your position. The first step in this process is to take stock of where you are now and where you want to be six-months from now.

The following survey includes a number of questions that require you to reflect as you begin the upcoming AI course.  It may take you up to an hour to complete. Please take the time to consider the questions before writing your answers.


Your answers will be held confidential and seen only by the instructor, Cheri Torres (unless you yourself decide to share your responses with others).


Please complete the survey no later than Thursday, January 28 at noon. This will give the instructor time to take your responses and goals into consideration before the on-site program the following week.


If you have questions about the course or this questionnaire, contact Cheri directly:


Phone:  865-567-7649

Overall Culture Survey

Please read the statement and then check the word(s) that indicate how closely you agree with the statement.


Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

KCTCS : Inquiry-based Management

center-for-aiCreating Our Future Together with Inquiry Based Management



The role of the System Office is to provide leadership, support and service to the KCTCS network of colleges in order that those colleges create a positive and significant impact across the state-economically, socially, and environmentally. The coming years will be filled with challenges and opportunities and the success of KCTCS will depend upon its capacity for learning, adapting and innovating. Management will play a key role in this endeavor.

This six-month management course is designed to support you. It is not to replace your current skills and strengths, but rather to build upon those and expand your opportunities to be both influential in the future of KCTCS as well as successful in your position. The first step in this process is to take stock of where you are now and where you want to be six-months from now.

The following survey includes a number of questions that require you to reflect as you begin the upcoming management course.  This may take you up to an hour to complete. Please take the time to consider the questions before writing your answers.


Your answers will be held confidential and seen only by the instructor, Cheri Torres (unless you yourself decide to share your responses with others).


Please complete the survey no later than Thursday, January 28 at noon. This will give the instructor time to take your responses and goals into consideration before the on-site program the following week.


If you have questions about the course or the survey, contact Cheri directly:


Phone:  865-567-7649

Overall Culture Survey

Please read the following statements and then check the word(s) that indicate how closely you agree with the statement.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

Creating our Future Together Through Inquiry Based Management

Course DescriptionThis course is designed to increase your capacity to have a positive managerial impact within KCTCS and increase your sphere of influence. It is not a course to teach you about Appreciative Inquiry, collaboration and management; it is more like a practicum to build your understanding and expertise in the management practices that generate full engagement, collaboration, and accountability. In keeping with this, instead of an 18-hour management course condensed into three days, it is an 18-hour management course spread over six months.

The course format supports the implementation of new knowledge and new skills through daily practice, inviting you to accomplish your work in different ways. You should find these practices save you time and effort while they build strong relationships among your team. This mixed media learning course includes on-site training, bi-monthly 30-minute webinars, discussion, teamwork, reading, and practice.  All sessions will be highly experiential and engage you in provocative discussions and practical applications of new ideas. You will be challenged to see from different perspectives, increase your curiosity, and to implement new procedures that increase efficiency, effectiveness, and collaboration.

Required Reading

Following my commitment to honor your busy work schedule, there is limited required reading for the course.  A short reading assignment may be emailed to you the week before each webinar.  Any reading will also be posted in the Library on our Web-Ex classroom LINK.  Additional articles, recommended books, links to videos and relevant websites are listed at the end of this syllabus as well as in our Web-Ex Library LINK.

Required Materials and Equipment


On-Site Sessions: Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber-soled, closed toed shoes (like tennis shoes). Bring paper and pen and an Attitude of Inquiry! This part of the course is essential and it will be fun and provocative. Expect to be challenged, surprised, puzzled, and inspired.

Webinars: You will need access to the Internet and …   Kathy, I need you guys to specify exactly what’s needed here.


Recommended Reading

Additional articles, recommended books, videos and website forums are listed at the end of this syllabus as well as on the Web-Ex Library LINK.

Course Objectives and Content


This course will increase your capacity to influence staff engagement, accountability, and creativity as your team collaborates to achieve your department or division’s strategic outcomes and support the overall mission of KCTCS.


  1. Increase your capacity as an Inquiry-based leader
    • Develop your capacity for inquiry as a means to surface relevant knowledge, assumptions, limiting beliefs and differing perspectives.  This results in increased core interpersonal skills and strong team relationships.
    • Understand the power of emotions and the implications for managing by Inquiry and Appreciation
    • Understand the power of story and the power of frames: embracing diversity of values and perception
    • Align your team’s work and strengths with strategic outcomes and KCTCS mission
  2. Manage Change and Innovation:
    • Understand AI: how to practice it and how to use the model for planning
    • Practice inquiry and reflection to facilitate action learning and collaborative learning
  3. Have an organizational impact by
    • Implementing workplace practices that enhance engagement, collaboration, and accountability
    • Using conflict to generate innovation and new knowledge
  4. Managing performance using outcomes-based planning and coaching based upon employee strengths

Course Requirements:

The lessons in this course build upon one another; therefore, it is important to attend sessions in the order listed on the syllabus and to practice each week’s lessons and engage in the required discussions sequentially.

On-site Class:  Two half-day morning sessions will provide the essential foundation upon which all other lessons are grounded. These two sessions are mandatory.

Bi-monthly Webinars: 30-minute live webinars are offered twice each month. Managers may participate in the webinars at their desk, laptop while traveling, or with their cohort- any place with access to the Internet. Each webinar will consist of:

  • 10 minute lesson
  • 5 minute experiential activity
  • 10 minute discussion
  • 5 minute practice assignments and Q&A

It is HIGHLY recommended that you attend all of these webinars as live sessions since discussion and Q&A are part of the 30-minute session.  It is understandable that there may be an occasional unavoidable conflict with a session. When this occurs, you can view the missed webinar in the Recorded Section of our webinar classroom. Questions can be emailed to me or you can call me.  Attendance at a minimum of 75% of the live webinars is required for certification.  Recorded webinars must be viewed within a couple of days of the live session so that you have time to practice that week’s lesson before the next webinar.

Practice: In between each webinar, you will have the opportunity to practice new ways of working based upon the lesson. After each session there will be specific opportunities/ assignments for the next two weeks. These might be challenging but not difficult. You should find them highly rewarding!


You will have the opportunity to learn from, support, coach, and inspire one another through one of two cohort practices-meetings or discussion board.  Taking just a few minutes at least every other day to reflect and share how these new practices are impacting you and your team is an essential part of expanding your capacity and that of your colleagues. Feel free to participate in both if you want!

(a)    Cohort Meetings:  For those of you who enjoy getting together with others to talk about your experiences or ask questions, make a plan to meet for coffee or lunch 2-3 times a week (e.g., Monday, Wednesday, Friday).  These don’t have to be long meetings, but they should be genuine reflections. A minimum of two meetings per week is required for certification.

(b)   Discussion Board: For the more introverted managers there is discussion board! Your posts should reflect genuine practice and commitment to one another.  A minimum of 3 posts per week is required for certification.

Staff Feedback and Exceptional Modeling: The fastest way to grow and build relationships is to ask for feedback.  Appreciative Inquiry is a delightful way to request feedback.  Once each month you’ll have the opportunity to solicit feedback from your staff (and other colleagues, if you choose).  The questions you will ask will speak specifically to your personal goals for this course.  You’ll be asking staff for high points, times in the last month when you were succeeding at your goal(s) and how that success impacted their work and engagement with the overall department/division. You’ll also be asking them for specific ideas about what they valued about the way you were managing.  Finally, you’ll ask them for suggestions for what else you might do to further your success in meeting your goal(s).

Final Report

Your final assignment will be to reflect on your 6-month journey.  You’ll have the opportunity to do your own personal reflection and to review feedback from your staff and colleagues.  You will compile a list of changes you’ve made, results of these changes, and a personal statement about your sense of competence as a manager.


At the beginning of the course, you will establish your personal goals for your own management practice along with your commitment to your self and your colleagues in achieving your goals. At the end of the course, you and your colleagues will reflect on your efforts and progress towards your goals.  Certification requires full participation in the course, feedback from your colleagues, and your own reflection in achieving your goals:

  • Attendance at both on-site sessions
  • Completion of all 12 webinars, 75% live attendance
  • Daily practice of lessons
  • Participation in Discussion Board, minimum of 3 genuine postings per week
  • Feedback from staff
  • Final Report


General Guidelines

  • Show Up:  Be fully present-body, mind, and spirit. This also means being and doing your best-make your time well spent and have fun doing it! The time together is short and will fly by.
  • Pay Attention: Especially pay attention to what has heart and meaning for you in the lessons. If you are pre-occupied, you’ll miss out! If you don’t take advantage of the practices, you’ll miss an opportunity.
  • Stay Open: Come with an open mind, open heart and open will; this will allow you to stay open to the outcome.
  • Be Honest: Tell your own truth, share without blame or judgment.
  • Have Fun!

Inquiry Based Leadership

Developed with Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)

Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) has embraced the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process as a planning tool for moving our organization forward.  Appreciative Inquiry is the study and exploration of what gives life to human systems when they function at their best.  Within KCTCS , individuals from each college and the System Office (SO) have been trained to facilitate activities using the appreciative process; AI has been successfully used with the 2010-16 KCTCS Strategic Planning Process; KCTCS leadership, including the President’s Leadership Team and the KCTCS Board of Regents, have been trained in the Appreciative Inquiry 5-D (Define, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver) Process.  Collectively, hundreds of KCTCS employees have participated in Appreciative Inquiry activities.

In an effort to immerse Appreciative Inquiry as a planning tool across KCTCS, an opportunity is being created for SO managers and supervisors.  As a group that is critical to the overall success of KCTCS becoming AI, employees are invited to enhance their core interpersonal skills, learn additional techniques to manage change and innovation, increase the positive impact they have on KCTCS, and investigate new methods to manage performance.

Two Programs:

Creating our Future Together with Inquiry-Based Management

Creating our Future Together with Appreciative Inquiry

Programs Includes:

Two days of on-site introduction to Appreciative Inquiry and 6 months of coaching. Coaching will be provided to teams in the form of 30 minute live webinar sessions that are scheduled bi-weekly. These coaching session will enable teams to increase the practice of Appreciative Inquiry in their daily work.

Program Facilitator: Cheri Torres
Cheri-Torres1What might be possible if community and organization members were fully engaged and using their strengths to collectively achieve shared visions?

This is the question that motivates Cheri Torres and has her focused on collaboration. Given current global challenges, Cheri uses strengths-based organizational design practices to help clients respond effectively to increasing levels of complexity in their environments and growing demand for innovation and change. Her strategy is to expand collaborative capacity in communities and organizations using Appreciative Inquiry, Sociotechnical Systems Design, and Experiential Learning.  She does this by partnering with her clients to intentionally design workplace environments, multi-stakeholder conversations, organizational systems and individual and team training to maximize value for all stakeholders.

Her experience has taught her that systems and events that are intentionally designed for collaboration elicit our inherent collaborative capacity, regardless of our differences in background, views, or values. Expanding that capacity through lessons and intentional practice leads to increasing competence in thinking and working together with joy and creativity, resulting in sustainable innovation and ever-evolving excellence.

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Webinar FAQs

What is a webinar?(Two definitions are found below)From Wikipedia: “Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet.In the early years of the Internet, the terms “web conferencing” was often used to describe a group discussion in a message board and therefore not live. The term has evolved to refer specifically to live or “synchronous” meetings”.

From Webopedia “Short for Web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the web.  A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Contrast with Webcast, in which the data transmission is one way and does not allow interaction between the presenter and the audience.”

What are the benefits of a webinar?

Cost-Effective: No travel required.  An engaging way to provide your team with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price!  WE encourage teams of five to seven to participate in any one webinar. This is an ideal number of people to collaborate on projects and further the learning with practical application on the job or at home.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email a week prior to the webinar.  If you run into any problems, we’re always here to help. Feel free to contact us at 702.228.4699 or email your questions to Kathy at

Interactive: Chat online with your presenter, participate in online polling questions, discuss specific situations with your team members, and receive implementation strategies (included when appropriate).  You can even join a forum to continue the discussion with your presenter and webinar participants after the webinar.  Join our forums at

Practical: Our webinar sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing organizations and individuals today.  Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their organizations.

Expert Presenters: Our Presenters are subject matter experts with outstanding credentials and are recognized by their peers for their knowledge in the subject area.

How does a webinar work?

Webinar participants log into the webinar site with a username and password sent via email; we will send you information about the webinar via email approximately 2 days prior to the presentation. Once logged in, you are able to see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions and make comments via chat. For the audio portion, participants call in using a toll-free number.

Is there a recording available?

We do record some of our webinars. If your webinar has been recorded, you will receive a link to the recording approximately one week after the recording along with the log-in information.

What equipment is required?

A phone line and a computer with an Internet connection will be required to participate in the webinar.  If there will be a large group present, we recommend Presenter phone and a LCD projector or large monitor to project the webinar easily for the entire team.

How will I use these webinars?

Self-Improvement: The webinars provide real-world experience to improve your skills whether you are unemployed, underemployed, seeking a job promotion or want to increase your ability to work with others.

Team Building: Attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following with a team to apply skills or knowledge to real-life situations.

Professional Development: Plan a training or professional development opportunity to include a live webinar – brainstorm and discuss implications for your organization. We set up the process and provide you with the information you need such as feedback from participants, attendance, etc. to support your professional development efforts.

New Employee Training: Include these webinars in your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided to plan, implement, and track your progress.

The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Students


graduating-studentsSince the publication of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 1989, the work of Stephen Covey has enabled millions to move from dependency on others, to independence, and on to interdependence. With his first book, and the 2004 sequel The 8th Habit serving as the foundation, this lively webinar provides valuable applications to today’s college and university students. Having employed Covey’s work in his leadership courses and workshops, Dr. Lyons has attained widespread feedback from students and faculty alike confirming the value of these proven habits.

Designed For:

Faculty, staff, counselors, advisers, and anyone who works directly with students.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain insights into the viability of the Covey approach for achieving improved self-discipline and accountability among their students.

  • Learn and practice strategies for becoming more proactive
  • Encourage students to begin every important task by focusing on the end they seek to attain.
  • Understand and practice time management, Covey style
  • The power that is achieved by continually pursuing “win-win” outcomes
  • Understand the power of listening; learning the benefits of seeking to understand the other person before expecting that person to understand us
  • Learn and practice strategies and resources that enhance synergy
  • The benefits of sharpening the saw, i.e. proactively improving one’s own performance
  • The immediate and long-term benefits of finding one’s voice, then helping others find theirs

Materials Required:

  • Computer with Internet access
  • A PowerPoint presentation and PDF handouts may be distributed to participants.

Facilitator Bio:

Your facilitator, Richard E. Lyons, has served as a professor of management, department chair, instructional dean, corporate trainer, faculty and staff developer, and independent consultant.  His grounding in sound research and quality management practices, as well as deep learning from his varied experiences, has enabled him to exceed expectations of clients systematically.… More>

Additional Information:

To learn more about the price, availability, or to register for this webinar, please click here

Space is limited, guarantee yourself a spot today!