Call for Learning Exchanges & Reviewers
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CPED Convening @ University of Pittsburgh 
June 12 - 14, 2017, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Call for Learning Exchange Proposals and Reviewers of Exchanges

Theme: Reclaiming to Innovating: CPED @ 10 years


Call for Learning Exchange Proposals and Reviewers of Exchanges 
Hosted by CPED Headquarters, the University of Pittsburgh, the June 12-14, 2017 convening will celebrate CPED’s 10th Anniversary. The convening theme, Reclaiming to Innovating: CPED @ 10 years offers members an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which the CPED Framework has impacted the EdD and the ways in which CPED membership will continue to be innovative in EdD program designs. In support of this theme, CPED invites Learning Exchanges that explore how the CPED Framework has been operationalized to design, implement and evaluate EdD programs and the ways in which this Framework will be utilize in the future to improve EdD programs.  In particular, we are looking for sessions that address one or more of the following:

Lessons learned that inform innovation, design, and development

  • ways to implement CPED’s Framework within and across and varied contexts and time 
  • elements of design and/or implementation of CPED’s Framework that are more or less challenging
  • utility of CPED’s Framework for end users
  • system challenges and the changes that need to occur to implement CPED’s Framework
  • ways to reach desired outcomes

Effective aspects of program innovation, design, and development

  • characteristics of successful programs, courses, students, and/or graduates
  • meaningful outcomes when CPED’s  Framework is applied (what works, for whom, why, when, and how)
  • emerging information on program innovation, design, and implementation

Relationships between innovation, program design, and implementation

  • necessary cultural and human supports needed prior-to, during, and after design implementation of CPED’s Framework
  • transportability of CPED’s Framework into real world settings 
  • resources and support strategies to implement CPED’s Framework

Sustainability challenges that hinder the continued implementation of CPED’s Framework

  • ways to continually improve, innovate, and renew programs
  • challenges in the system to overcome for lasting change
  • ideas to address the nonlinear nature of implementing CPED’s Framework

We also invite sessions that focus on the theme more broadly.

Important Dates
When will submissions open? Submissions will open February 20th 2017.
When are submissions due? Submissions will close on March 10th 2017.
How will proposals be submitted? Go to
When will reviewers complete reviews? Reviewers will have their reviews completed by the end of March.

Notifications to presenters will be sent as soon as the review process is complete. 

What to Submit
What should each submission include?
Each submitter will input:

  1. The names, emails, institutions and institutional phase (see below for descriptions) of all presenters
  2. The title of the Exchange
  3. An abstract that includes learning objectives: Limited to 30 words
  4. Target audience: Higher Education/Organizational Leadership, Teacher Education, K-12 Leadership, Online Learning
  5. Type of Presentation: Symposia, Roundtable, Networking, or Ignite (see above for descriptions)
  6. Submitters will then be asked to upload: A 2-page maximum (excluding references) blinded narrative (no names of individuals or institutions) that contains:
  • The learning objectives of the Exchange and how these support the Convening’s theme, ideas, and/or CPED’s Framework;
  • A clear description how the Exchange built on research and/or institutional knowledge;
  • A clear description how the Exchange will be interactive and engaging;
  • The strategies, ideas, and/or materials members will walk away with to change or improve their programs or overcome structural and personal barriers;
  • Conclusions and next steps (action plans) that can be used by members and/or the Consortium.

How are Exchanges selected?

All submissions go through a blind peer-review process. Proposals are evaluated on:

  • Relevance to the theme of the convening and needs of the consortium;
  • Potential to actively engage members and enhance their knowledge to leverage innovation and change;
  • User-friendly strategies, ideas, and/or materials;
  • Thoroughness and clarity of the narrative.

If you have questions about Exchanges or would like to be a reviewer of exchanges contact

What are Learning Exchanges? Exchanges are seventy-five minute, concurrent sessions that occur at CPED convenings. The aim of Exchanges is to help members from all phases, and from varied contexts, learn from and with each other. Exchanges encourage individual and collective awareness and understanding and help members develop new perspectives, gain strategies, understand contexts and systems, and hear innovative and competing, perspectives

When do Exchanges occur? Exchanges may take place each day of the convening and there is no guarantee of a presentation date. Presenters must be available all days of the convening.

Who should submit a proposal? It is important for CPED members to learn from and network with all stakeholders. Therefore, CPED encourages faculty, administrators, current or graduated students across institutions and from all phases to submit a proposal. The phases are:

Designing and Developing Phase – members working on revising an existing traditional EdD program or have received approval for, and started working on, a new EdD program that will be launching soon no graduates yet.
Implementing Phase - have revised an existing traditional EdD program or developed a new program that has admitted students and may have graduated one cohort.
Experienced Phase - have a program that has been implemented for several years and graduated multiple cohorts.

Preliminary lessons learned as well as seasoned experiences are welcome.

What presentations formats are available?
  1. Symposia Exchanges: This format allows multiple individuals with experience/expertise in a topic to present and discuss what they know. Three or more individuals should be involved in this type of session along with a discussant.
  2. Roundtable Exchanges: Roundtables provide opportunities for members with complementary interests and needs to engage in substantive dialogue that is both structures and open.
  3. Networking Exchanges: This format provides opportunities for members to learn, share, and network at the session and beyond.
  4. Ignite Exchanges: Ignite sessions provide an opportunity for multiple presenters to quickly spark interest and awareness of varied yet similar ideas while encouraging action. These sessions typically cluster around four to five 5-minute presentations with plenty of discussion time.