Speaker Presentations

Workshop Goals

  • Enhance new state directors' knowledge of program requirements, including key provisions of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), federal regulations, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars applicable to formula grants.
  • Provide new state directors with the resources and tools needed to effectively manage day-to-day state-level adult education operations consistent with federal law and regulations.
  • Foster networking among new directors in similar circumstances.

Monday, November 4: Fundamentals of AEFLA and Federal Grants Policy

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
  • Welcome/Introductions/Objectives of the Meeting
    Cheryl L. Keenan, Director, Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL)
  • Administering the AEFLA State Program: Key State Responsibilities
    Cheryl L. Keenan, Director, Division of Adult Education and Literacy
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 519 KB)
  • Creating and Implementing a Vision: The State Plan Process
    Teresa Bestor, Area Coordinator, Area I
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 390 KB)
    Handout
    (Download PDF | 336 KB)
  • Basic Grants to Providers: Local Award Considerations
    Sharon Harrington, Area Coordinator, Area II
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 195 KB)
    Handout
    (Download PDF | 61 KB)
  • OVAE's Vision for Adult Education and Literacy: National Activities and Portfolio of Projects
    Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Team Leader, Innovation and Improvement Team
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 1.6 MB)
  • DAEL's Multisource, Data-Driven Monitoring Process
    Zina Watkins, Area Coordinator, Areas IV and V, and Teresa Bestor, Area Coordinator, Area I
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 463 KB)
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 196 KB)
  • Basic Grants to Providers: Monitoring Local Programs
    Rebecca Moak, Area Coordinator, Area III
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 874 KB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 412 KB)
  • Daily Wrap-Up
    Karla Ver Bryck Block, Team Leader

Tuesday, November 5: Accountability: Quality Data Systems and Fiscal Administration

  • Today's Objectives
    Jay LeMaster, Accountability Team, Team Leader
  • Introduction to the NRS: Background and Context
    Jay LeMaster, Accountability Team, Team Lead
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 1.3 MB)
  • Accountability: NRS Performance Measures and Data Quality Standards
    Jay LeMaster, Accountability Team, Team Leader
    See Introduction to the NRS: Background and Context presentation
  • Exercise and Discussion: Data Quality
    Jay LeMaster, Accountability Team, Team Leader
    Handout
    (Download PDF | 155 KB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 24 KB)
  • Understanding the AEFLA State Director's Fiscal Responsibilities
    Jay LeMaster, Accountability Team, Team Leader
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 2.8 MB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 219 KB)
  • Financial Reporting
    Josh Behsudi, Accountability Team, Program Analyst
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 1.7 MB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 841 KB)
  • Daily Wrap Up
    Karla Ver Bryck Block, Team Leader

Wednesday, November 6: Leadership Activities and Peer Advice

  • Today's Objectives and "After-the-Workshop" Resources
    Karla Ver Bryck Block, Team Leader
  • Performance Measures: Purpose and Process
    Sharon Harrington and Rebecca Moak, Area Coordinators, Areas II and III
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 324 KB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 195 KB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 484 KB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 34 KB)
    Activity
    (Download PDF | 335 KB)
    Handout
    (Download PDF | 73 KB)
  • Section 223 State Leadership: Are You Ready to Lead?
    Cheryl L. Keenan, DAEL Director
    Presentation
    (Download PDF | 173 KB)
  • Experienced State Director Presentation
    Patricia Tyler, State Adult Education Director, Maryland
  • Wrap-up, Evaluations, and Goodbyes

General Resources