CLEVELAND, OHIO, September 19, 2016 —TFS® announced that the 2016 NCLA Best Practices and Innovations Conference will host TFS company founder and CEO Mark C. Perna for a preconference workshop and concurrent session. The conference, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Florida, will take place September 28–30.

Mr. Perna’s three-hour preconference workshop is titled “Game-Changing Strategies for Dynamic Enrollment, Retention and Performance Results” and will take place on Wednesday, September 28, from 1:00–4:00pm in the Grand Hyatt’s Snowy Egret Room. On Thursday, September 29, from 9:50–10:50am, Mr. Perna will deliver his concurrent session titled “Capitalizing on CTE’s Competitive Advantage to Attract and Retain More of the Right Students” in the Audubon Ballroom. Both sessions are expected to draw significant attendance.

A dynamic speaker and recognized education expert, Mr. Perna has many years of experience helping schools, districts, businesses, and state organizations of all sizes nationwide experience significant gains in enrollment, engagement, retention, and performance rates. As an education thought leader, Mr. Perna has pioneered many national best practices for engaging and influencing more Generation Y and Z students in today’s competitive educational marketplace.

The one-hour concurrent session will address several innovative strategies to leverage the exclusive competitive advantage of CTE. The three-hour preconference workshop will cover the full range of Mr. Perna’s proprietary best practices, including the TFS Education with Purpose® philosophy, the Light at the End of the Tunnel strategy, key generational insights, the TFS Career Tree® classroom tool, and other topics of interest to 21st-century educators. Both sessions are designed to be beneficial to staff in all areas of education, including high school and college administrators, teachers, and critical support staff members.

Interested parties may learn more about the 2016 NCLA Best Practices and Innovations Conference here.

About Mark C. Perna and TFS
TFS, whose mission is to share and support its clients’ desire to make a difference, is a full-service strategic consulting firm founded by national education expert Mark C. Perna. A noted voice on today’s younger generations, Mr. Perna has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace and has devoted his career to education and workforce training. At TFS, he heads an energetic team of talented professionals who share his vision of making a bigger difference, working with educators and employers of all sizes nationwide to deliver significant gains in recruitment, retention, and performance rates.