2022 CACTE CareerTech Summit

Welcome Back to an In-Person Conference! 🙂


  • Summit is July 17-21, 2022 at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO
  • Registration for attendees is open through July 11 – early bird member price deadline is May 15!
  • Be sure to ask your CTE Director/Principal/others(?) for financial help to attend the Summit. Here is a sample “letter of justification” you might personalize and use.
  • Need a W-9? Click here.
  • The link for room reservations at Beaver Run Resort will be available the same day attendee registration opens.
  • Registration for exhibitors is open through June 30.
  • The face-to-face version of the free “CTE in Colorado” coursework for Secondary Credentialing will be offered as part of the Summit. Folks need to attend the all-day session on Monday, July 18 as well as the full Summit, registering/paying for both parts.
  • It’s a BYOB Summit – that’s “Bring Your Own Bag” 😉 – or whatever you use to carry around your “stuff”. CACTE will have a limited number of Summit tote bags available for a $5 donation.
  • The Summit will NOT be live-streamed. There IS an option to purchase recordings available after the Summit concludes – this package will include the General Sessions and selected Breakout Sessions. Recordings are included with in-person registration.
  • Graduate credit from CSU is available (at additional cost) in arrears through the CCCS Professional Development CTE Common Checklist. Please go to http://coloradostateplan.com/educator/cte-professional-development-credit/ for more information. 

NEW for Admin Assistants Entering a Whole Bunch of Attendees!

Sorry for being late to the party, but we never thought of this before a really smart person suggested it and did the early work. Here is a spreadsheet you can use to gather all the info you will need from each attendee before you dive into the registration website. 🙂 Hope it helps – feedback on its usefulness is welcomed!


MEMBER Early Bird Registration – ends 5/15$425
MEMBER Early Bird Registration + 1 yr member dues$575if CBAM, add $25 addnl dues
MEMBER Registration – starts 5/16$475
MEMBER Registration + 1 yr member dues$625if CBAM, add $25 addnl dues
NONMEMBER Registration$595
NONMEMBER Registration + 1 yr member dues$745if CBAM, add $25 addnl dues
RETIREE MEMBER Registration – must be current member, not employed by a school district$330
Daily Registration$250
Postsecondary Student – must be working on a CTE Education degree at BA, MA or PhD level$150
DEEP DIVE PD: CTE in Colorado – Secondary Credentialing Session (all day – includes lunch)$50
DEEP DIVE PD: Building Work Ethic in a Post-Pandemic World: Strategies to Develop Essential Soft Skills w Josh Davies, The Center for Work Ethic Development$259:30 am – 12 pm
DEEP DIVE PD: Teach Empowered! w Janet Brophy & Lori Nelson$251:00-4:00 pm
DEEP DIVE PD: Post-Modern Career Readiness CTE: Job Search Prep and Job Retention (Office Politics) w Eric Fan, Squareage$251:00 – 3:00 pm
Summit Recordings Package – access to recordings of General Sessions & Selected Breakouts AFTER Summit$100
**Remember that if using this year’s Perkins funds, must register & pay before June 30, if it’s in your plan. If using NEXT YEAR’s Perkins funds, you can’t register until July 1!

Click here to register!


Are you ready for some stories and some fun at the Closing General Session of the 2022 CACTE CareerTech Summit?  Neesha Lenzini, the keynote speaker and a CACTE member,  will give a brief history of the work of an overachiever, perfectionist and workaholic – can you relate?   The title of her presentation? “Please Don’t Call Me Superwoman – I am Currently in Recovery!” She will share the judgements and misconceptions directed at her as a single mom of five working in the counseling, education, and correctional world.  Come prepared to laugh, identify your own stressors and discover real-life personal ways to reduce your stress and take a little bit better care of yourself. No-pressure mental health and self-care focus provided!

Neesha Lenzini is a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor, a CTE Instructor for Future Forward at Bollman (Adams 12) as well as a Psychology Adjunct Professor at Front Range Community College.  Ms. Lenzini holds a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico with a Psychology major and Sociology minor.  She has worked in the human services field, including probation, for over 25 years. Ms. Lenzini specializes in the fields of child abuse, dual diagnosis adults, domestic violence, and education.  She is in the second year of creating and instructing the “Introduction to Behavioral and Mental Health” Program at Future Forward at Bollman, where Neesha has appeared with students and as a professional for the Colorado Youth Career Fair.  She was the first certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer with EPIC and is a National Trainer for Thinking for a Change including Negative Nancy in NIC videos as well as State Trainer in Standardized Offender Assessments Revised. In addition to her professional life, Neesha is a single mom of five amazing children, and Safe Sport Director for a local youth hockey organization. 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – subject to change

12:00 – 4:00 pmCACTE Executive Committee Meeting w/ hotel, Lunch & Meeting
5:00 – 7:00 pmRegistration Open
MONDAY, JULY 18DEEP DIVE PDsee descriptions here
7:30 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Open
9:00 am – 5:00 pmCTE in Colorado Secondary Credentialing Session for 100 people
9:30 am – 12:00 pmDeep Dive with Josh Davies: Building Work Ethics in a Post-Pandemic World: Strategies for Teaching Essential Skills
1:00 – 3:00 pmDeep Dive with Eric Fan: Post-Modern Career Readiness CTE: Job Search Prep & Job Retention (Office Politics)
1:00 – 4:00 pmDeep Dive with Janet Brophy/Lori Nelson: Teaching Empowered!
4:00 – 7:00 pmExhibitor Set-up
5:15 – 9:00 pmCACTE Board Dinner & Meeting
eveningMake use of The Hub activities
6:30 – 7:15 amMorning Walk
7:00 am – 2:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 – 8:00 amExhibitor Set-up
8:00 am – 5:30 pmExhibitors Open
9:00 – 11:30 amOpening General Session – ACTE President, Brian Law; CO CTE State of the State from Dr Sarah Heath; Exhibitors Recognition; Drawings
11:30 am – 12:00 pmDivisions Walk & Talk
12:15 – 1:45 pmLegislative Luncheon
2:00 – 3:30 pmCACTE Legislative Committee Meeting
2:00 – 2:50 pmBreakout Session 1
3:05 – 3:55 pmBreakout Session 2
4:10 – 5:00 pmBreakout Session 3
4:10 – 5:30 pmCACTE Awards Committee Meeting
eveningMake use of The Hub activities
6:30 – 7:15 amMindfulness Activity
7:00 – 10:00 amRegistration Open
8:00 am – 1:00 pmExhibitors Open
8:30 – 9:45 amCACTE Annual Business Meeting/Officer Installation
10:00 – 11:00 amCCCS Program Directors/CTSO State Leaders Updates by Content Area
11:15 am – 12:45 pmCACTE Awards Luncheon
1:00 – 2:00 pmExhibitors Break Down
5:30 pm – ???Possible Division Activities or Evening on Your Own
6:30 – 7:15 amMindfulness Activity
7:30 – 9:00 amRegistration Open
9:00 – 10:30 amNEW: Round Tables on a Variety of Topics with a Teaching Strategies Focus – 3 rotations of 18 minutes each
10:45 am – 12:15 pmClosing General Session – Keynote Speaker: Neesha Lenzini
12:45 – 4:00 pmCACTE 2022-2023 Board Lunch and Orientation/Training

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2022 CACTE CareerTech Summit Registration Now Open!!!

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