2020 NROC Member Meeting

Conference Overview

Meeting Cancelation

Tuesday, March 10, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 NROC Member Meeting. The State of California Public Health Department’s suggestion that people avoid unnecessary gatherings and practice social distancing to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) influenced our decision. Your well-being is our highest priority.

Despite the host hotel costs we will incur, we feel that canceling the meeting is the right decision for everyone involved. You can request a registration refund or, if you prefer, you can apply your registration fee to the 2021 NROC Member Meeting (dates to be determined). Alternatively, you can donate your registration fee to offset the cost of meeting cancelation. To register your preference, please complete this form. To cancel your hotel reservation, go to this webpage and click on ‘My Trips’.

We want to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of the program planning committee and presenters who have collaborated for months to create this year’s exceptional program. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we are exploring virtual program delivery models (details forthcoming). The innovation and energy derived from the NROC Member Meeting have guided and fueled our organization for many years. Rest assured, we remain committed to producing future events.

Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions.

Amplify Your Reach

Comprised of secondary, postsecondary, and adult education innovators, the NROC membership community annually gathers to share NROC implementation experiences and learn from one another. The 2020 theme, Amplify Your Reach, centers planning, outreach, and storytelling strategies that improve student success.

Featured Keynote Speaker

Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, a public speaker, and a nationally Dawn Fraseracclaimed communications coach. She is the creator and host of the show Barbershop Stories, which features storytellers performing true tales in New York City barbershops and salons. Additionally, she is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Fraser’s Edge, LLC, which offers programs designed to develop leadership potential through storytelling.

Fraser has worked with Google, Spotify, Chanel, Peace Corps, and Harvard University and serves as a lead instructor at The Moth and The Story Studio. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was awarded the Barbara Jordan Award for Women’s Leadership. She loves being a twin, a Trinidadian, and tweetable @dawnjfraser.

Workshop Description

Persuasive communication is a must-have skill, whether your goal is to articulate the merit of an initiative or program, to motivate team members to get on board with a new strategy, or to persuade stakeholders to support an ambitious project. In this keynote workshop, you will learn how to develop engaging personal stories, reorient the use of data to articulate human values, nurture leadership potential, recognize the science of compelling content, and implement techniques that lead to breakthrough communication.

2020 Agenda

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The NROC Project’s annual Member Meeting convenes secondary, postsecondary, and adult education
innovators to share NROC implementation strategies, administrative and classroom best practices, and partnerships and technologies that are improving educational equity and access.


Both administrators and digital learning practitioners will find relevant takeaways in interactive sessions
offered across five tracks:

● Academic Readiness for College or Career,
● Student Success, Retention, and Completion,
● Reaching Underserved Learners,
● Leadership Strategies for Scale and Impact,
● and Getting Started with NROC.

The intimate, 3-day event empowers attendees to:

● explore proven and replicable implementation strategies and lessons learned;
● network with groundbreaking peers;
● showcase their work and institutional initiatives;
● access face-to-face technical support;
● and shape NROC development priorities.


Resources coming soon