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2022 Annual Conference
March 28-29, 2022

Hyatt Regency
Savannah, Georgia

Registration Fees:

GCEA Member 3/1 or after: $259
Non-Member 3/1 or after: $289
Special Deal for Non-Members! Registration Fee plus Membership: $329 (save $55!)

We have a special rate of $219/night at the Hyatt.

Please use this link to register:

Hurry! This special rate is only good through March 6th. Make sure to use the link above to register, or be sure and give the Group Code G-GAAC when you make your reservation.

Embrace the Change, Empower the Future

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Embrace the Change, Empower the Future

As continuing education professionals continue to mold and adapt programming to fit the needs of our participants, we find ourselves seeking out more ways to be creative with our offerings in order to meet the expectations of those around us.  Join us at the 2022 GCEA Annual Conference where we will “Embrace the Change and Empower the Future”!


Sessions will be offered in Workforce and Contract Training, Marketing and Programming, where you will have the opportunity to learn new strategies for providing award-winning programs to your community and strengthen the ideas and processes you already have in place.


We are meeting in-person this year at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Why Should You Attend?

The Annual Conference is designed to provide strategies, techniques, tips, latest trends, and best practices to lead your training unit to the next level of education and training. The information in each session will be appealing, relative, and on the cutting edge of our profession. Best of all, you will be able to implement it immediately!

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Lewis Burke,  Executive Director Economic Development, Atlanta Technical College

Irvin Clark, Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Lagina Evans, Optim Medical Center, Sylvania

Kevin Gecowets, Senior Consultant, Creative Focus, Inc.

Curtis Halton,  Director of Continuing Education, Atlanta Technical College

Chuck Havlicek, Founder, ACEware Systems, Inc.

Chase Highley, CEO, Greenstone Media

Phyllis Jackson, Adult and Dislocated Worker Program Administrator, Atlanta Regional Commission (WorkSource Atlanta Regional)

Shannon Jackson, Senior Employment & Training Consultant, Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Business Services Division

David Mihuta, Sales Representative, DFCIC for Elite Support Freightliner of Savannah

Jackie Martin, Lead Trainer, CEO, A Matter of Motivation

Casandra Schnautz, Training Coordinator, Gwinnett Technical College

Anissa Vega, Professor of Instructional Technology, Kennesaw State University


WORKING AGENDA: (Check back often for updates!)

Sunday, March 27, 2022


GCEA Board Meeting


Exhibitor Set-up

Monday, March 28, 2022


Registration, Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors


Welcome and Opening Keynote:

The Value of Not Being Yourself; Using EQ to Adapt to Different Styles

Jackie Martin, A Matter of Motivation


Break and Visit Exhibitors



Breakout Session 1

Lunch, Annual Business Meeting and Panel Presentation




Breakout Session 2

Breakout Session 3

Reception, Silent Auction and Visit Exhibitors

Tuesday, March 29, 2022



Registration, Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors

General Session, How Are You Creative?

Kevin Gecowetz, Creative Focus, Inc.


Break and Visit Exhibits


Closing Keynote: Forecasting the Future of Online Education

Anissa Vega, Kennesaw State University


Conference Wrap-Up



Would your company or organization like to help sponsor our conference or
become a vendor? If so, complete and submit the Sponsorship Form below.
We would be happy if you joined us!


“I was looking for professional development
opportunities and a way to meet others in the same
field. GCEA provides great conferences each year and
an opportunity to network and learn what others are
doing in the field of continuing education.”

- GCEA Member


“GCEA has helped me grow in my profession by
offering programming that increased my knowledge about
profitable programs. My experience with GCEA has been positive
and rewarding. After becoming a member of GCEA, I felt better
about developing viable courses and training
opportunities for my community.”

- GCEA Member