Events & Webinars

Upcoming Events

CBExchange 2024

CBExchange, an annual conference hosted by C-BEN, is the foremost conference on competency-based education, where leaders from hundreds of institutions gather to learn how to build and bring to scale high-quality programs. This year, we will gather at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO November 11 -14, 2024.

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June 2024 C-BEN Huddle: Program Review and Quality Assurance of CBE programs

June 25 at 2pm CT/ 3pm ET

Join Dr. Laurie Dodge, Vice President Quality Assurance & Accreditation at C-BEN and Dr. Monica Shukla-Belmontes, Associate Dean, Curriculum, Assurance of Learning, and Competency-Based Education at UMass Global to gain insights into best practices and strategies for ensuring excellence in CBE curriculum development and delivery.

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July 2024 C-BEN Huddle: The Basics of Backward Design & CBE Curriculum Development

July 30 at 2pm CT/ 3pm ET

Join Dr. Ryan Specht-Boardman(C-BEN) and Dr. Julianna Stockton (University of Kansas) where they will provide an overview of the CBE curriculum development process and provide key tips for creating effective CBE programs. They'll review the backward design process, where you'll define competencies, align performance-based assessments, and plan instructional activities to ensure students achieve those desired competencies. Come with questions

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Replays

February Huddle 2024

This webinar will bring together experts to provide a brief background on federal financial aid and CBE as well as an overview of commonly used financial aid models and technology solutions.

Sponsored by Regent Education.

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April Huddle 2023

This webinar will bring together experts to provide a brief background on federal financial aid and CBE as well as an overview of commonly used financial aid models and technology solutions.

Sponsored by Regent Education.

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May 2024 C-BEN Huddle: Managing Faculty Workload in CBE Programs

May 21 at 2pm CT/ 3pm ET

Join Dr. Emma Miller, C-BEN Board member and South Texas College Program Chair for the Organizational Leadership Program, as she explores the factors involved in determining faculty load for Competency-Based Education (CBE) courses and programs. Discover the strategies, tools, and real-world examples utilized by institutions to effectively manage faculty workload while prioritizing quality and student success.

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Past Events

Introducing the Center for Skills by C-BEN Webinar

May 7 at 2pm CT/ 3pm ET

C-BEN's executive leadership will discuss the Center for Skills by C-BEN (CFS x C-BEN) misson to turn the promise of a skills-based future into practice by validating skills, guiding collaboration, and driving innovation

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CBExchange 2023

CBExchange is the premier conference on competency-based learning, organized and hosted each year by the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) in the USA. It is a gathering where innovators in education, policy, research and education technology meet to share best practices and the latest developments in competency-based education.

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CBEXchange APAC

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will partner with C-BEN to establish and implement competency-based education across the Asia-Pacific region. SIT and C-BEN jointly believe that through the growth of the community, competency-based solutions can scale and ultimately lead to greater equity in learning systems. Together, we are championing a new approach to learning that works better for both learners and the organizations who ultimately employ them.

We are pleased to bring the highly anticipated CBExchange Asia-Pacific (CBExchange APAC) to the region, and we welcome all competency-based learning advocates to join us at this platform. Connect with us and share our vision to make education more flexible, responsive and valuable for both learners and organizations.

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2022

CBExchange 2022

CBExchange, an annual conference hosted by C-BEN, is the foremost conference on competency-based education, where leaders from hundreds of institutions gather to learn how to build and bring to scale high-quality programs.

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Let’s Talk Tech…Stack That Is…

A conversation with our colleagues from Unicon on a new framework that outlines components of campus CBE technology stacks.

Improving Credential Quality with Competency-Based Education

Leveraging competencies to clearly communicate with employers and community partners about the quality of credentials is a leading practice in CBE. Members will share how they have used CBE to increase employability and life success of their learners and how C-BEN’s Quality Framework helped to guide implementation.

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Connecting Competencies for Mobility through Learning and Employment Records and Digital Wallets

A competency-based education offers a foundation to leverage new technologies and standards for digital credentials and competencies. This session will provide insight into how Competency-Based Education Network members can lead the way with digital verification tools to connect competencies for mobility. Furthermore, insights will be provided about how these efforts can scale through the adoption of common principles of interoperability by the education, technology, and education sectors.

The Power of the “Human Touch”: How Pairing CBE with Local Coaching & Support Can Help Close Equity Gaps in Higher Ed

CBE programs can create more flexible, affordable, and work-relevant paths to a college degree. By combining these programs with high-touch local coaching and support, we can help improve graduation rates and mitigate barriers to completion for working adults. Join this webinar to hear from organizations working together to build new community-partnered CBE programs aimed at expanding college access and success for post-traditional students.

Exploring Hallmark Practices in Competency-Based Assessment

In late 2021, C-BEN released the Hallmark Practices in Competency-Based Assessment guide. This key resource will serve as the basis for our huddle this month to share best practices and insights about performance-based assessment.

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2021

CBEXCHANGE 2021

CBExchange is the premier conference on competency-based learning, organized and hosted each year by the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) in the USA. It is a gathering where innovators in education, policy, research and education technology meet to share best practices and the latest developments in competency-based education.

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Assessments CBE Huddle: Developments from the U.S. Department of Education – Final Distance Ed Rule and Proposed CBE Definition

The U.S. Department of Education recently released its final distance education regulatory language and a proposed definition for competency-based education.

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CBE Huddle: Expand Your CBE Program’s Reach with NC-SARA

In this C-BEN Huddle with NC-SARA, C-BEN members had the opportunity to discuss the data and resources NC-SARA has that can benefit SARA participating institutions, including insights that can be gleaned from NC-SARA’s annual distance education enrollments and out-of-state learning placements (such as work-based learning placements across state lines); institutional cost savings; and other benefits of SARA participation. NC-SARA leaders will be able to address participants’ questions about interstate distance education opportunities covered by SARA.

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CBE Huddle: Built for Stickiness — How to Increase Student Engagement & Retention

Have you ever wondered about what other institutions do to address specific challenges? Would you like the opportunity to peek at the playbook of an institution where CBE has been successfully implemented? If so, join us for our monthly virtual CBE Huddles.

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CBE Huddle: CBE Faculty Load Models

How do you compensate your CBE faculty? If they are full-time faculty, how does it count towards their faculty load? These are among the frequently asked questions, and our seasoned C-BEN members have possible solutions based on their own experiences.

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CBE Huddle: Distance Education Proposed Regulations

A conversation with Amy Laitinen, Director of Higher Education at New America, Julie Peller, Executive Director at Higher Learning Advocates, Jillian Klein, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs at Strategic Ed, and Deb Bushway, CBE Consultant at Lumina Foundation to discuss the proposed distance learning rules.

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