August 15, 2017


A reminder that the following item is due:

  • Due TODAY (8/15) in AEBG web portal
    • 2017-18 annual plan
    • No extensions will be given for the annual plan. For program year 2017-18, consortia and consortia members missing deadlines will be tracked for noncompliance. Those missing multiple due dates will be scheduled for technical assistance by AEBG TAP. If no reasonable intervention improves adherence to meeting deadlines and due dates, the consortia and/or its members' funding may be reduced.
Important Links:

regionaltrainingregister: AEBG regional training
for 2017-18 Policy and data collection

The AEBG Office will host regional face-to-face trainings that will cover all of the new policy changes for 2017-18. These two-day trainings begin this week and will continue through the fall at various locations across the state. 
To register, visit the AEBG Regional Training page and click on the events you would like to attend. From there you can register. 

Who should attend:  AEBG coordinators, data-entry staff, administrators and technical support.

Overview of training: Day one will focus on AEBG data and accountability, policy changes, program metrics, community college-specific changes and more. Day two will be hands-on in the computer lab, with CASAS TOPSpro® Enterprise  (TE) experts to walk you through reporting through TE. All AEBG members must use CASAS TE to report student data. It is critical that your program, data and technical staff attend this training.

Aug. 17-18  Mt. Diablo
Aug. 24-25  Bakersfield
Aug. 29-30  North Orange County 
Sep. 26-27  Burbank
Oct. 5-6   San Mateo
Oct. 10-11  Sacramento 
Oct. 17-18  Vista (Northern San Diego)
Oct. 24-25  Madera
Nov. 7-8  Santa Maria
Nov. 15-16  San Bernardino


Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

AEBG Webinar Information:
  • The AEBG Office and the AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP) are hosting a series of webinars and events to provide professional development, technical assistance and important AEBG updates and information. Check the AEBG Webinar page for a complete schedule.
    • Wednesdays are designated for professional development 
    • Fridays are designated for policy/state updates 
  • Webinars will use Adobe Connect. After you register for the webinar at the link provided below, you will receive an email with directions about how to access the webinar. For those who cannot attend the live webinar, an archived recorded version will be made available on the AEBG website.
  • If you need help registering for or accessing the webinar, please call the AEBG TAP at 1-888-TAP-AEBG (888-827-2324). You also can email your questions in advance of the webinar to If questions arise at the time of the webinar, please call instead, as your email likely won't be seen once the webinar is underway.

policypaperaEBG OFFice releases Data and Accountability 
Policy Paper

The AEBG Office has released Measuring Our Success: Data and Accountability Systems and Common Assessment in the California Adult Education Block Grant Program. This policy paper is in response to Section 84920 of Assembly Bill 104, which requires the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education (CDE) to identify common measures for determining the effectiveness of the members of each consortium. The report addresses the legislative requirements by providing a description of reporting elements and processes, data definitions and assessment policies.
The AEBG Office will use various channels to share the impact that the policy paper will have on 2017-18 data collection and consortia/member accountability, including upcoming webinars, in-person regional training, statewide events in October and January and updated program and fiscal guidance documents. Be sure to look for updates in the AEBG newsletter and on the website. 

datamemoData and accountability funding period Change

If you haven't already, please review the AEBG memo about the data and accountability extension. The AEBG Office released a memo Aug. 7 about extending the funding period by 12 months. The new period is from June 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2018.  

Please review the memo using the link below for important details about this extension. 

educateelevateEducate & Elevate: Creating Compelling Success Stories for Key Influencers

Part of our outreach strategy for the Educate & Elevate California campaign is to share success stories by highlighting individual adult learners and employers that have been supported by your regional consortia. Full Capacity Marketing (FCM) has made some changes to the AEBG storytelling data system to make it easy for consortia to submit their success stories. 
Making sure that all 71 consortia submit a multitude of stories for our upcoming campaign is an important task. We do not want to create misperceptions among legislators in not having each consortium represented by success stories and innovations.
What is the formula for creating a good success story? It's a simple three-part formula that entails briefly describing the student's or employer's challenge, the solution/program to address the challenge and the outcome. FCM's sister company, Business U, Inc., has created a comprehensive tutorial on how to develop third party credibility with employers using the formula for creating a good success story or testimonial. The formula can be applied when creating employer success stories, as well as those for adult learners.  Click here to download the guide and submit your stories and innovations by mid-September.
Don't miss our next communications webinar, which is scheduled for Sept. 8: Building an Effective Outreach Plan for Adult Education: Leveraging the AEBG Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit. Register now.


If your consortium has an interest in developing or stepping up work-based learning within your region, consider this: On Aug. 9, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) announced a funding opportunity for the College Work-Based Learning Planning and Tools pilot to improve job placement outcomes. 
In partnership with the CCCCO Workforce & Economic Division, the Foundation for California Community Colleges is seeking letters of interest from 1) up to 10 California community colleges, 2) up to three college districts and/or 3) up to two regional consortia to participate in an 18-month pilot project to develop and implement plans and tools to scale quality work-based learning (WBL).
Selected participants for this network will receive assistance to prepare a WBL plan in support of their implementation of Strong Workforce Program (SWP) outcomes, followed by the option to implement the foundation's Career Experience Suite of tools that support WBL.
A solicitation of interest webinar will be hosted on: 

Wednesday, Aug.16, 2017, from 10 a.m.-11a.m. (Pacific Time). 
Join the meeting: 
To dial in by phone: +1.415.594.5500 Conference ID: 995-660-988#

The deadline to submit a letter of interest is Aug. 29, 2017, at 5 p.m.

Information can be found at Questions can be directed to Tim Aldinger, director of Workforce Development, at

directoreventconsortia Director Event Oct. 12-13

If you haven't already, please reach out to your consortium lead to learn more about the Oct. 12-13 consortia director event, which will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.

An invite with registration instructions went out to AEBG consortium leads and directors. The purpose of the event is to discuss program guidance for the 2017-18 school year, and attendance is limited to only consortium directors/leads. This collaborative training will equip consortium directors with the information they need to confidently assume the leadership role in implementing AEBG policy changes in their region, including changes related to accountability measures and the definition of member effectiveness. Consortium leads will receive results from the field team policy work. After the training, participants will be prepared to lead and support regional activities including program and fiscal management.

savethedate save the date: third annual AEBG summit Jan. 22-23, 2018

The third annual AEBG Summit will be held Jan. 22-23, 2018, in Southern California. The location will be announced soon. The summit will include several representatives from each consortium and will cover a wide range of topics. More information, including presenters, topics, and registration, are forthcoming.