Welcome to Winter Working Connections 2015!

This December, for the first time ever, we are offering Winter Working Connections exclusively ON-LINE.

Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute offers cutting-edge, cost-effective professional development opportunities to current community college IT/convergence faculty (at non-profit schools only) that is often only available through expensive commercial training. Working Connections makes the newest technologies and industry trends available to attendees, as well as encourages the kind of networking and collaboration among educational and business leaders that can strengthen any IT educational program.

Working Connections training workshops offer several tracks that cover a range of the most in-demand topics in IT. The goal of Working Connections is to provide attendees with the expertise needed to teach their respective track in a subsequent semester, bringing the most current information to their classrooms either as a stand-alone course or as supplemental information to an existing course.

Since 2004, more than 1300 people have attended the National Convergence Technology Center's Working Connections professional development events, learning about more than 50 unique IT topics in that time. In the past five years, an average of 68% of the faculty chose a discipline that they were not currently teaching, leading to 155 new degrees, certificates, or courses created and implemented using the training provided. By the National CTC's calculations, over 54,000 students and faculty have been impacted by the training provided by Summer Working Connections training since the program began.


December 14-16, 2015


All on-line, using WebEx. Details will be provided to attendees in advance of the training.


EnCase Forensics
Software Defined Networking


Registration for Winter Working Connections is now CLOSED.

But please mark your calendars for three Summer Working Connections events:

Summer Working Connections North (Appleton, WI - Fox Valley Technical College)
June 6-10, 2016

Summer Working Connections South (Jacksonville, FL - Florida State College Jacksonville)
June 20-24, 2016

Summer Working Connections Texas (Frisco, TX - Collin College)
July 11-15, 2016

Because of limited space and budget, we only allow four faculty members per school to attend Working Connections.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel the track you are registered for, please notify Mark Dempsey immediately. The last day to make any registration changes (switch a track or cancel without providing a substitute) is Friday, November 20, 2015. Changes made after that date may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Summer 2016 and Winter 2016). For those who are suspended from attending Working Connections for the next 12 months, both you and your supervisor will be notified.

Again, please note that after November 20, track switching is not permitted.

Certificate Policy

Only those who attend every session are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion for Winter Working Connections.


All attendees are required to complete two surveys (an overall survey and a track-specific survey) before they log off for the last time at the end of the program on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Failure to do these surveys may result in a suspension from attending the next two Working Connections (Summer 2016 and Winter 2016). The surveys can be found here.


For more information about Winter Working Connections, contact:
Mark Dempsey