4 – 6 March 2024
Showcase Time: 4 Mar at 4:20 – 5:00 PM CST
(5 Mar at 9:30 – 10:00 AM AEDT)
Duration: 40 Minutes
Venue: New Orleans Marriott Hotel, Louisiana
Join Haley Glover, Kathryn Uhles, Margo Griffith, Kacey Thorne, and Adiena Holder for this general session where they delve into a conversation focused on digital credentials and skills alignment.
Join us for a dynamic session exploring the synergy between digital credentials and skills frameworks!
Discover how educational institutions, skills organisations, and suppliers collaborate to create seamless pathways for learners and job seekers. Gain insights from successful examples, unlocking an ecosystem where credentials not only validate knowledge but also pave the way for meaningful learning and employment opportunities.
Prior to joining the Institute in July 2022, Glover was a senior program manager at Amazon, where she led college programming for associates on Amazon’s Career Choice team, supporting associates to earn a college degree.
Before January 2022, Glover served as Lumina Foundation’s strategy director for state action and equity. In that role, she led Lumina’s efforts to mobilize states to support student success and reduce racial disparities in credential attainment.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, English, and American history from Franklin College in Indiana. She earned a master’s in liberal arts from St. John’s College Graduate Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a master’s in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Margo’s in-depth knowledge and experience of skills, the skills ecosystem, and digital credentials is the result of working in and with higher education providers and edtech leaders, nationally and internationally for over 20 years. She is passionate about the positive impact of technology within education and the enablement of lifelong learning and mobility. Margo co-convenes a Cross Sector Community of practice around Microcredentials in Australia and sits on the Executive of the International Council of Badges and Credentials (ICoBC). She writes blog posts around challenges surrounding the learn-to-earn journey. Margo is currently exploring Systems Thinking concepts and their relation to the emerging skills ecosystem.
Uhles previously served as the Associate Dean of CBIT for University of Phoenix. In that role, Uhles established 13 new IT programs, ensuring curriculum and resources that are current, relevant, and innovative. She also managed the student experience in the College and maintained industry relationships with key partners to help incorporate industry needs into the CBIT curriculum.
Kathryn’s 15+ years in higher education has provided countless opportunities to develop skills in operations, project management, change management and leadership. I have a can do attitude, find joy in working independently and as part of a team, and love helping people achieve their goals be it students, peers or mentees.
Kacey Thorne is the Senior Director of Skills Architecture at Western Governors University. Kacey operates at the intersection of higher education and the future of work, where she is responsible for establishing a network of open skills that are aligned to workforce needs. To accomplish this transformative work at scale, Kacey has established an emergent ecosystem of partnerships, tools, and technologies that continues to evolve. Kacey is passionate about the urgent call to action for higher education to better meet the needs of students and employers. She is deeply invested in student success and creating higher education systems that support access, equity, and upward mobility.