2020 Summer Leadership Conference

Published On: July 1, 2020Categories: News

Summer Leadership Conference

Career and Technical Education:  Leadership for Success

July 30, 2020

Now Virtual!

Strategic Leadership Leadership for Learning Community Leadership Systems Leadership

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators

in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education


Quality career and technical education is an essential part of America’s workforce development system.  The challenges of assuring a high-quality system which meets the needs of students and employers are many.  This conference will focus on providing career and technical education leaders with the information and skills to help them meet those challenges.    


Thursday, July 30, 2020

              11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.          Opening General Session: Dr. Kirk Williard, President


              11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         2020-2021 Reopening School (Panel Presentation Members)                                         

              12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Lunch

              12:30 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.            Career and Technical Education in Pennsylvania: Dr. Lee Burket, Director

                                                              Pennsylvania Department of Education

              1:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.              Pennsylvania Legislative Update: Mr. Andrew Goodman, Partner   

                                                             Milliron and Goodman Associates

              1:30 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.              A National Perspective: Ms. Kimberly Green, Executive Director,

                                                              Advance CTE

              2:00 p.m.– 2:15 p.m.              Break (Exhibitors)

              2:15 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.              Legal Update: Mr. Ira Weiss, Attorney

                                                              Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC  

              3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.              PACTA General Membership Meeting (Honoring Retirees)


New Retirees and Life Memberships


DAVID WARREN   KURT SPEICHER                                     



Date and Location

Career and Technical Education: Leadership for Success Conferenceis being held live on July 30, 2020 virtually. The first conference session will begin on July 30 at 11:00 a.m. and include three webinars to be held August 4, 5, & 6, 2020.


General Sessions Topics


  • Current Legal Issues in Education
  • State Legislative Update
  • Reopening Schools
  • National Perspective on Career and Technical Education
  • Update on State Career and Technical Education Initiatives


General Sessions Presenters

Mr. Ira Weiss, Partner

Weiss, Burkardt, Kramer, LLC


Dr. Lee Burket, Director

Bureau of Career and Technical Education

Pennsylvania Department of Education


Ms. Kimberly Green, Executive Director

Advance CTE


Mr. Andrew M. Goodman, Partner

Milliron and Goodman Associates, LLC


Webinar Sessions Topics (Related to COVID-19)

August 4, 5, & 6 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Health and Safety (Panel Presentation & Discussion)

Communications and Outreach (Panel Presentation & Discussion)

Virtual Learning (Panel Presentation & Discussion)


Conference Registration


Registration fee for participants is $80, Institutional member registration $70.

Please register no later than July 27, 2020 to receive link to participate. 

A meeting link will be emailed on July 28, 2020


CLICK HEREto login and register on-line or CLICK HERE to download a registration form.


PACTA is an approved provider for Act 48 professional development activities.

Conference participants will be awarded up to seven hours of Act 48 credit.

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