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Futures Conference

2019 Futures Conference:

Pima Community College invited students, community members, and staff to the 2019 Futures Conference. A diverse group of community leaders, Pima employees, and students were asked to find a path through new terrain marked by technological, economic and demographic change impacting how Pima attracts and retains students, and sends them into the world with the knowledge to work and thrive in an increasingly competitive, globalized century. The conference convened in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson - Reid Park main ballroom at 445 S. Alvernon Way on April 26, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Documents related to the 2019 Futures Conference:



Discussion Questions

Four Trends Shaping the Future of the Workforce

Navigating the Future of Work

Roundtable Discussion Notes

2018 Futures Conference:

On March 9, 2018, Pima Community College invited students, community members, and staff to find out about three central priorities at Pima that are transforming the institution:

  • The implementation of guided pathways
  • The establishment of Centers of Excellence
  • Adopting a culture, college-wide, that focuses on diversity

Participants heard very brief overviews of the priorities and then collaborated in small-group round-table discussions to provide input that will help guide how Pima moves forward with the implementation of these topics.

Documents related to the 2018 Futures Conference:

Agenda and Discussion Questions


Roundtable Discussion Notes

2017 Futures Conferences:

Pima Community College invited students, community members, and staff to help the College distill strategic directions that would guide major initiatives at the College in 2017-2020 at the fourth annual Futures Conferences in 2017. The College's Strategic Planning Team specifically wanted input to identify priorities for the College's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. Past conferences contributed to a new Mission Statement and have refined strategic goals. The conferences included updates on the Education and Facilities master plans and small-group round-table discussions followed by brief reports. 

Input from the 2017 Futures Conference events was reviewed by the College's Strategic Planning Team and taken into consideration as Pima's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan was finalized. Among the priorities identified through those sessions were "establish guided pathways for in-demand programs" and "Align College programs, processes, systems and resources to support economic opportunities within Pima County through relationships with local business and industry." The final strategic plan was approved by the College's Governing Board in May 2017 and you can access the document online. The priorities identified through the Futures Conference are woven into the plan, including strategic goal 1.1 "Establish guided pathways for all programs that provide clear academic pathways with aligned support services and on ramps to improve student access and success" and strategic goal 2.5 "Increase the relevance of PCC offerings for business/industry".

Documents related to the 2017 Futures Conferences:

March 10, 2017

March 23, 2017