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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT
Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Holiday Inn West - Kalamazoo 
2747 S. 11th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Jennifer Coyle 
Michigan Postsecondary Education and Employment Collaborative (mpe2c) 

Join us for the first annual

mpe2c Program Planning Institute

June 12 – 14, 2018

Holiday Inn – WEST/Kalamazoo, MI

Why             The purpose of this Institute is to increase understanding of resources available for and facilitate planning and implementation of inclusive postsecondary education and employment programs for students with intellectual disabilities in all types of postsecondary education institutions: universities, state and community colleges, and career tech centers.

Who             This is a team-focused event for postsecondary education program planning teams representing a higher education institution or career tech district consisting of higher education faculty and staff, disability service providers, special populations coordinators, K-12 transition staff, parents, students, and other relevant stakeholders.

What           The institute format includes keynote sessions with postsecondary education leaders, breakout content sessions, facilitated team planning meetings, opportunities for your team to meet one-on-one with national and state content experts, and networking with colleagues from across the state. 

Cost             There is no registration fee for this event. Teams will need to cover their expenses for the event.  Lunches are provided.

Content       Breakout sessions may feature information regarding:

Think College! resources

Program design and curricula

Employment-focused credentials

Federal CTP process and resources

Work-based learning strategies

Working with vocational rehabilitation

Building a sustainable program

Financial aid

Residential options for students

Student mentoring strategies

We look forward to seeing you in June!


Hotel Information

We have three hotel blocks with rates for our event.  Ask for the Michigan Postsecondary Education Program Planning Institute rate.

Holiday Inn West – Kalamazoo (Institute is being held here)

2747 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 Rooms: $121.00 per night

 Reserve room by 5/15/18 to get the rate


 Baymont Inn & Suites - West

 2203 S. 11th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009

 Rooms (King and QQ): $74.00++ per night

 Reserve room by 6/7/18 to get rate


Best Western Plus Kalamazoo Suites

2575 S. 11th Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009

King Rooms (with sofa pullout suites): $105++ per night  

QQ Rooms (with sofa pullout suites: $110++ per night       

 Reserve room by 5/12/18 to get rate