Events & Training

At Michigan College Access Network, we hold regular events, training opportunities, and seminars to not only inform change makers about the importance of promoting a college-going culture but to empower them to actually create this positive change. Our programs are tailored to different audiences with varying experience levels — because when it comes to making postsecondary education accessible to everyone, we always have more to learn. 

Improving Access: Expanding Community College Districts in Michigan

Annexing an area into a community college district can be a confusing and difficult process. At this virtual event, we’ll provide details on the technical process of joining a district, including the story of one college in Michigan that made it work.

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Upcoming Webinars

MCAN offers webinars to enhance professional development opportunities for its network, and also to address urgent topics in the education field.

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Webinar Series — Focus on Financial Aid, Fall 2021

MCAN is teaming up with uAspire and MI Student Aid to offer a series of financial aid webinars. Attendees will gain helpful tips and best practices on FAFSA completion, state financial aid programs, and more!

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Webinar Series — Xello and MCAN Professional Development

Together with Xello, this free, eight-part, monthly webinar series will focus on timely topics in K-12 education and postsecondary planning.

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Webinar Recordings

MCAN saves recordings of webinars for your convenience and professional development. Meeting the Challenge series webinars also are saved here. Webinars are archived for one year.

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Webinar Series Recordings — Admissions Updates, Fall 2021

Hear from admissions representatives at four-year colleges across the state. Presenters will share their institutions' current COVID-19 policies and latest admissions practices.

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Webinar Series Recordings — Roadmap to Opportunity, Stackable Pathways

The Roadmap to Opportunity project highlights stackable academic programs that lead to careers in high-demand fields. During this webinar series, several community colleges will describe their admissions processes and feature their stackable programs.

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Webinar Series Recordings — Roadmap to Opportunity, Spring 2021

This four-part webinar series aims to promote an understanding of stackable credentials and the importance of high school and community college partnerships.

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Advocacy Week

MCAN and college access and success organizations from across the state will meet with state legislators to advocate for postsecondary education and highlight work being done to increase Michigan’s degree-attainment rate. MCAN will schedule meetings with attendees' state legislators or their staff, pending availability.

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Annual Conference

Join college access stakeholders from across Michigan for two days of professional development, networking, and learning!

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College and Career Champion Professional Learning Community

MCAN has invested in professional development and training as a key strategy since 2013. This includes building community and disseminating resources among professionals serving as college and career advisers.

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School Counselor Training: Foundations of Equity in College and Career Counseling

MCAN and the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment at San Diego State University are co-hosting a training course in college and career advising for Michigan school counselors.

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