Collaborating Effectively with Industry in Competency-Based Education (Webcast Recording)



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Join us for a webcast to help you better identify, approach, and engage industry partners in the program development process for competency-based education (CBE). David Schejbal, Dean of Continuing Education, Outreach, and Online Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, will share strategies for collaborating with industry to develop both full-length CBE offerings and micro-credentials. Throughout the course of the webcast, we will explore questions like:

  • How to identify and approach potential industry partners with which to collaborate?
  • Who from the institutional side should be involved, and what are some common structures or models for these collaborations?
  • How can you effectively translate insights from industry (the world of practice) into meaningful insights about competencies and skills on the academic side?

Who Should Attend

This webcast has been designed for those who develop CBE programs, and for those responsible for enrollments in those programs, who wish to learn more about the role that industry can play in the program development process.


Our expert instructor will address three main parts of the higher education/industry collaborative process in the context of CBE:

  • Identifying potential industry partners
  • Approaching and engaging industry partners
  • Managing the faculty-industry partnership in program development

Each section will contain advice and recommendations for how you can approach that phase on your campus, as well as examples from the instructor’s own experience developing both CBE courses and micro-credentials.


David Schejbal, Dean, Continuing Education, Outreach, and Online Learning, University of Wisconsin-Extension

David’s division works with University of Wisconsin’s 26 campuses and the UW System Administration to increase access to programs, classes, and degrees. David oversees a budget of $105M, the Higher Education Location Program, the Independent Learning program, and an array of online and face-to-face credit and noncredit programs. David initiated and now co-leads the UW competency-based programs, known as the Flexible Option, and the University Learning Store.

David writes and speaks about the future of higher education and how it is shaped by social, economic, technological, and political forces. In 2012, he was one of the founding members of C-BEN: The Competency-Based Education Network, and currently serves on its governing board.

David’s academic interests focus on issues of higher education, sustainability, and the environment. He was president of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) from 2015-2016. Presently, he is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Army War College and an Executive Committee member of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD).


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