Future Summit: Expert insight + dynamic discussion + you

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College invites all community stakeholders to add their voices to the critical conversation about the college’s future at its strategic planning Future Summit, to be held virtually from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 23.

Featuring expert insight from guest speakers and dynamic discussion among participants, the Future Summit is the culmination of this phase of the college’s strategic planning efforts that began earlier this year. The most comprehensive strategic planning process in more than a decade, NMC has collected qualitative and quantitative feedback from hundreds of participants at 28 focus groups, workshops and other meetings.

Based on that feedback, Future Summit participants will listen to four short “EdTalks” by guest speakers on topics key to NMC’s continued vitality in the next three years:

  • Sustainably Growing Robust Online and Hybrid Programs to Increase Access for All Students
  • Partnering with Business and Industry to Align Academic Programs with Emerging Labor Market Demands
  • Educating and Serving Today’s Adult Learner through Alternative Credentials and Accelerated Programs
  • Innovative Enrollment Strategies to Meet the Evolving Demographics of the 21st Century Community College

Attendees will then break into groups to discuss each talk in more detail. Participants will rank order their preferred discussion topic when they RSVP, at nmc.edu/future-summit.

“NMC is the community’s college, and it’s been exciting and gratifying to see the community engagement thus far,” said NMC President Nick Nissley. “We look forward to that continuing at the Summit, as we drill directly into the top priorities of our road map for the next three years.”

The final plan is scheduled to be adopted by NMC’s Board of Trustees in December. More information about the entire plan is available at nmc.edu/strategic-planning.


Release date: June 2, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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