Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs–Sessions and Handouts

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Monday, January 20

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

ATE01  Opening Session: Game On!—An Innovative Strategy for Developing Leaders

Alexander J. Willis Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Surge LLC
Chicago, IL

Jennifer E. Germaine, Esq. Co-Facilitator
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Germaine Law Firm, PLLC
Cedar Rapids, IA

Richard Lyall, M.A., CAE Co-Facilitator
President
RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association
Toronto, ON

We face a major leadership crisis in the trades. Much is being made these days of the need to boost technical skills in the trade industry, although, in terms of importance, the need to boost technical skills runs a distant second to the need to boost leadership skills. For the happiness and success of our apprentices and the productiveness and success of our contractors, we need to admit, face and address the leadership skills crisis. This keynote outlines how we can begin to address this challenge by providing life mastery courses, along with a blended learning approach. (#3—Training and Education)

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

ATE02  The Future of Apprenticeship Programs in the United States

Brad Markell Co-Speaker
Executive Director
AFL-CIO Working for America Institute and AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
Washington, DC

Jennifer E. Germaine, Esq. Moderator
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Germaine Law Firm, PLLC
Cedar Rapids, IA

Mary Alice McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.A. Co-Speaker
Director, Center on Education and Skills
New America
Washington, DC

There is a lot of activity that impacts apprenticeship programs from a legal, legislative and economic perspective. This session will feature a discussion on: • Challenges and opportunities • How IRAPs might impact registered apprenticeship programs • Preparing for the next economic downturn • Legal and legislative initiatives. (#3—Training and Education)

ATE03  The Future of Apprenticeship Programs in Canada

j'Amey Bevan, M.A. Leadership, RSE Panelist
National Training Coordinator
Boilermaker National Training Trust Fund
Edmonton, AB

Len J. Bryden, RSE Panelist
Executive Director of Training and Programs
Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers
Lower Sackville, NS

Michael Mazzuca Panelist
Partner
Koskie Minsky LLP
Toronto, ON

Richard Lyall, M.A., CAE Moderator
President
RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association
Toronto, ON

In 2013, the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship introduced its Harmonization Initiative. In addition, in 2018, the Ontario government introduced new initiatives to better promote the trades. What’s in store for apprenticeship programs throughout Canada? This session will discuss: • Red Seal • Harmonization • Legal and legislative initiatives. (#3—Training and Education)

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

ATE04  Strategic Planning to Drive Success

Jennifer E. Germaine, Esq. Co-Speaker
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Germaine Law Firm, PLLC
Cedar Rapids, IA

Richard Lyall, M.A., CAE Co-Speaker
President
RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association
Toronto, ON

This session will focus on the components of strategic planning to help you plan for what lies ahead, including: • Process and components • Data and benchmarking • Dashboards and tracking • Scenario planning. (#3—Training and Education)

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

ATE05  The Business Side of Apprenticeship Programs in the United States

Jennifer E. Germaine, Esq. Moderator
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Germaine Law Firm, PLLC
Cedar Rapids, IA

Scott M. Price, CPA Speaker
Managing Partner-D.C. Office
WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Washington, DC

This session will focus on running the business of your apprenticeship program, including: • Financial operations • Policies and procedures • Internal controls. (#3—Training and Education)

ATE06  The Business Side of Apprenticeship Programs in Canada

Jeffrey C. Baldwin, B.B.A. (Hons.), CEBS, CPA, CA Speaker
President
BPA Financial Group
Mississauga, ON

Richard Lyall, M.A., CAE Moderator
President
RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association
Toronto, ON

This session will focus on running the business of your apprenticeship program, including: • Financial operations • Policies and procedures • Internal controls. (#3—Training and Education)

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

ATE07  Lessons From the German Apprenticeship Program Tour

Dr. John S. Gaal, CEA, MCCTE, SWP Panel Facilitator
Director, Training and Workforce Development (Retired)
St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
St. Louis, MO

Stephen Vacik, Ed.D. Panelist
President/Chief Executive Officer
Maysville Community and Technical College
Maysville, KY

Valerie T. Hoyle Panelist
Labor Commissioner
State of Oregon
Portland, OR

The German apprenticeship system is often referred to as the best model for success. This session will feature a panel discussion among those who participated in the International Foundation 2019 German Apprenticeship Program Tour, focusing on: • How the German model works and what makes it successful • Overview of the 2019 tour • Education in action—How participants are applying their experience. (#3—Training and Education)

ATE08  Finding and Fighting Fraud and Abuse in Your Apprenticeship Program

Jeffrey C. Baldwin, B.B.A. (Hons.), CEBS, CPA, CA Co-Speaker
President
BPA Financial Group
Mississauga, ON

Jennifer E. Germaine, Esq. Co-Facilitator
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Germaine Law Firm, PLLC
Cedar Rapids, IA

Richard Lyall, M.A., CAE Co-Facilitator
President
RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association
Toronto, ON

Scott M. Price, CPA Co-Speaker
Managing Partner-D.C. Office
WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Washington, DC

• Who commits fraud? How and why do they do it? • Policies and procedures you should have • Audit procedures • Cybersecurity (#3—Training and Education)