Invitation: Academy for College Excellence FELI @ BCC June 6-10, 2016

The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) and Berkeley City College would like to invite you to a unique professional development opportunity – our Summer 2016 Five-Day Experiential Learning Institute (FELI), to be held:


June 6-10, 2016

8:30 am – 5 pm

Teaching and Learning Center, Rm 341

Berkeley City College

Breakfast and Lunch Provided


The FELI is a five-day transformative learning experience that mirrors our PERSIST Program’s Foundations Course, which kicks off the beginning of each college bridge semester. Teachers, counselors and administrators experience an essential component of the program as an educationally disadvantaged student does.


Using curriculum developed by the nationally renowned Academy for College Excellence, we will identify and explore:

  • Leadership and Learning Styles of ourselves and others
  • Positive Team Building
  • Listening techniques toward effective communication
  • Reflection toward self-management of behaviors
  • Faculty-specific discussion about teaching and learning in the evolving classroom



This link to the Academy for College Excellence (ACE) website provides more on this game-changing experience:


Who this may benefit most:

All faculty, staff and administrators who work with basic skills students, especially in key “gateway” classes, and who understand that managing life experiences (students and our own) makes the biggest difference in just educational access.


View the FELI Spring 2016 Flyer below:

Flyer for FELI


Co- Facilitators: Chris Lebo-Planas ( and Shannon Penn, ACE Master Mentors

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