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Welcome to Winter Working Connections 2022!

The “Expand Your NETLAB+,” “Introduction to Programming in R,” “Network Defense Essentials” tracks are all CLOSED but you can sign up to join the “wait lists” by making that selection on the registration online form.

The National Convergence Technology Center is again offering Winter Working Connections exclusively ON-LINE.

Register HERE.

But please note that this is not an asynchronous on-line program. Everyone is expected to log in every day all day according to the schedule. Your track is a synchronous track.

Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current community college IT/convergence faculty (at non-profit schools only) that is often only available through expensive commercial training. Working Connections makes the newest technologies and industry trends available to attendees, as well as encourages the kind of networking and collaboration among educational and business leaders that can strengthen any IT educational program.

Working Connections training workshops offer several tracks that cover a range of the most in-demand topics in IT. The goal of Working Connections is to provide attendees with the expertise needed to teach their respective track in a subsequent semester, bringing the most current information to their classrooms either as a stand-alone course or as supplemental information to an existing course.

Since 2002, more than 1000 faculty members have attended Working Connections professional development events, learning about more than 100 unique IT topics in that time. In the past six years, an average of 75% of the faculty chose a discipline that they were not currently teaching, leading to 150+ new degrees, certificates, or courses created and implemented using the training provided. By the National CTC's calculations, over 161,000 students and faculty have been impacted by the training provided by Summer Working Connections since the program began.

December 12-14, 2022 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

All on-line. Details will be provided to attendees in advance of the training.

1 Expand Your NETLAB+ by By Building Custom Labs and Pods
2 Introduction to Programming in R
3 Network Defense Essentials
4 Self-Service Analytics Automation with UiPath and Alteryx


Please note that registration ends on Monday, November 21, 2022.

Class tracks last for the entire duration of Working Connections. Attendees may only select one track. You will be removed from any additional courses selected.

Seating capacity varies by track and instructor, but typically, tracks are capped at 20 attendees.

Attendance Eligibility
Please note also that because of limited space and budget, we only allow FOUR faculty members per school to attend.

Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel your registration, please notify Mark Dempsey immediately.

The last day to make any registration changes (switch a track or cancel without providing a substitute) is Monday, November 21, 2022. Changes made after that date may result in a suspension from attending the next Working Connections event in Summer 2023. For those who are suspended from attending Working Connections, both you and your supervisor will be notified. Again, please note that after November 21, track switching is not permitted.

Certificate Policy
Only those who attend every session are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion for Winter Working Connections. Because of the online environment, attendees must be proactive in making sure they are marked “present” if they miss roll call. It is your responsibility to make sure the instructor knows you're there each morning and afternoon.


All attendees are required to complete a survey before they log off for the last time at the end of the program on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. Failure to do these surveys may result in a suspension from attending the next Working Connections event in Summer 2023.


For more information about Winter Working Connections, contact Mark Dempsey.

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