Designing Curriculum to Close the Skills Gap

Tuesday, July 23 - Thursday, July 25, 2019
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI

This new program is a three day hands-on workshop that will help seasoned and new professionals improve the development, delivery, and evaluation of learning by providing a proven process to incorporate into their apprenticeship program. Upon completion, participants will understand and be able to apply a systematic approach—based on the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) Model—to deliver a more impactful apprenticeship program.  

Class size is limited—Register today!


  • The New Workforce and Skills Gap
  • Challenges Facing Apprenticeship Programs
  • Systems and Change
  • Human Performance Gaps
  • Why Traditional Training Often Fails
  • DACUM Rationale and History
  • Occupational Analysis
  • Skill Sequencing and Structuring
  • Basics of Adult Learning Theory
  • MBTI
  • Learning Module Development
  • Selecting and Developing Learning Materials
  • On-the-Job Skill Development and Certification

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn how to improve apprenticeship program performance with greater learner efficiency, effectiveness, and engagement
  • Gain a foundation in analysis to ensure your training initiatives are aligned and have the impact you and your program expect
  • Collect data from subject matter experts to identify competencies and skills that will enable the achievement of program goals
  • Build a curriculum road map that will prepare your program for success today and in the future.

Who Should Attend

The program is designed specifically to the needs and interests of stakeholders involved in apprenticeship training and education funds in both the United States and Canada:

  • Training Directors/Coordinators
  • Instructors/Instructional Designers
  • Educators from Community and Technical Colleges 
  • Trustees/Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) members who work with curriculum
This program may be of special interest to small or medium sized training funds with limited resources who are seeking a do-it-yourself approach to upgrading their curriculum.


Speakers will be announced soon.


R. Lance Hogan
Professor, Eastern Illinois University -
Lumpkin College of Business and Technology

Luke J. Steinke, Ph.D
Professor, Eastern Illinois University -
Lumpkin College of Business and Technology

​Preconference Workshops

Refresher Workshop in Core Investment Concepts

August 7, 2016—1:30-4:00 p.m.

This refresher workshop is designed for trustees who are looking for a review. If it's been a while since you participated in investment-related education, this preconference is for you. [Learn More.]

(Register for this preconference program when registering for the Canadian Investment Institute using the orange "register" button at top of this page)

Accompanying Educational Event

Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference​

Program Discount
Save $300 when you register for both the Canadian Investment Institute and the Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference. Use discount code Public16 when registering for both programs to save.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 6/11/2019 US $1,515.00 US $1,845.00
After 6/11/2019 US $1,815.00 US $2,145.00