Corporate Voices is excited to announce a new plenary session for the 2013 Annual Partners Meeting. Beyond the Box is a “Ted Talk” style session where several innovative speakers will present for 15 minutes on a big idea that will transform business practice.SNHU

Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), will discuss a new initiative – College for America – a low-cost, high-quality online associate degree program using a competency-based approach as opposed to a credit hour system. Individuals do not sit in classrooms, but master specific skills for particular subjects. While in the pilot phase, College for America is transforming adult-focused education with employers as key partners.

Under eight years of Dr. LeBlanc’s direction, SNHU has more than doubled in size and is the largest provider of online higher education in New England. In 2012, the university was #12 on Fast Company magazine’s “World’s Fifty Most Innovative Companies” list and was the only university included. SNHU has been recognized by the Gates Foundation as a “Beating the Odds” school for its innovative programming to increase graduation rates and productivity and has been named to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Best Colleges to Work For” list every year since the list was created.

Register online today for Corporate Voices’ 2013 Annual Partners Meeting! Hotel reservations can be made at The Madison Hotel by calling 1.800.424.8577. Mention the Corporate Voices’ room block to receive your discounted rate. If you have any further questions, please email jweber@corporatevoices.org.

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