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#CPED22 Convening
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 to Friday, October 14, 2022
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#CPED22 Convening
October 12-14, 2022
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

We are back! Exciting plans are underway for our upcoming in-person Convening. We invite you to join us.
The Call for Learning Exchange and Workshop Proposals, Registration, and Lodging information can all be found on this page.

Table of Contents:

  1. Theme Overview
  2. Tentative Agenda
  3. Call for Exchanges and Workshop Proposals
  4. Registration and Hotel Information
  5. Contact Us

Theme Overview

Transforming the advanced preparation of educational professionals to lead through scholarly and equity-minded practice.

Transform in Latin (tranformare) means to “change in shape, metamorphose.”  The verb is a combination of “trans” which means across or to go beyond and “form” which means to shape, fashion, build (https://www.etymonline.com). Over the last 15 years of CPED, members have reshaped and refashioned the EdD to go beyond traditional doctoral preparation towards a professional practice doctorate. Members have also sought to prepare leaders who can transform their field of practice just as a PhD transforms their discipline (Council of Graduate Schools, 2006). 

The 2022 Convening theme seeks to inspire profound change and metamorphose of the EdD by reflecting the new CPED Vision and Mission that will guide the work of the organization and its members over the coming years. Specifically, the 2020-2022 Strategic Visioning work has brought a new focus on how CPED members are operationalizing the CPED Framework to empower educational leaders during critical times. For this convening, we urge members to contemplate and share: 

  • how their EdD programs are designed to reflect the needs of educational professionals and practice;
  • how their EdD program designs are grounded in the CPED Principles;
  • how they transformed their EdD program using the CPED Framework;
  • how their EdD program learning outcomes, curriculum, and assessments prepare equity-minded, transformational change agents;
  • how they define and prepare graduates for scholarly practice;
  • how their EdD graduates learn to critically analyze and address problems of practice;
  • how their EdD graduates impact professional practice; 
  • how their EdD program exemplifies the CPED definition of the EdD as The professional doctorate in education prepares educators for the application of appropriate and specific practices, the generation of new knowledge, and for the stewardship of the profession.”

Agenda at a Glance: (all times are in EST)

A complete agenda will be available in the fall. Below is a tentative outline of the convening agenda.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
12:00pm-2:00pm:  Pre-Convening Workshops
2:00pm-4:00pm:    Deans and Delegates Council

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - Day 1 
8:30am:                 Convening Opening
9:00am-12:30pm:  Learning Exchanges
12:30pm-1:15pm:  Themed Lunch Meetings/CIG Meetings
1:30pm-5:00pm:    Learning Exchanges
5:00pm:                 Themed Reception

Friday, October 14, 2022 - Day 2 
8:30am:                 Convening Opening
9:00am-12:30pm:  Learning Exchanges
12:30pm-1:15pm:  Themed Lunch Meetings/CIG Meetings
1:30pm-4:00pm:    Learning Exchanges

Call for Exchanges and Workshop Proposals
Due: June 15, 2022


We invite CPED members to submit convening proposals that demonstrate transformational changes to their EdD programs as outlined above in the theme overview. Learning exchanges are 75 minutes long and take place during the mornings and afternoons of both days of the convening (October 13th and 14th).

All CPED member faculty and students are invited to submit a learning exchange proposal. Those who participate in a CPED Improvement Group (CIG) may submit an exchange proposal that applies the convening theme to the topic of the CIG (see info below). 

Learning Exchanges are presented concurrently in breakout rooms. Exchanges can be facilitated by an individual or done collaboratively across departments or institutions.  To promote the interactivity and engagement of participants several types of learning exchanges are available: See Attached Full Call for Learning Exchanges 

CIG Sponsored Learning Exchanges open to CIG members: 

CIG Sponsored Exchanges will capture the spirit and focus of the CIG’s work and/or the convening’s theme as they relate to the CIG. View CIG Calls  

Proposals for Learning Exchanges should include:

  • Title 
  • Facilitator names 
  • Abstract (to be used in the program)
  • Description of learning outcomes/goals
  • Description of Content & connection to Convening Theme
  • Engagement activities 
  • Format and process


CPED convenings generally offer 2-4 pre-convening workshops which last 2 hours and will run from 12pm-2pm on Wednesday October 12th.

Workshops will address the theme outlined above but offer participants more time to learn and collaborate around ideas. Presenters should be prepared to offer deeper interactive learning content that supports participants in considering how they might improve their EdD programs based on workshop content. 

Proposals for workshops should include: 

  • Title 
  • Facilitator names 
  • Abstract (to be used in the program)
  • Description of learning outcomes/goals
  • Description of Content & connection to Convening Theme
  • Engagement activities 
  • Format and process


Please review the Full Call for Proposals to prepare your submission.
Proposals for both Learning Exchanges and Workshops can be submitted with this link: Submit proposal 

Proposals are double blind, peer-reviewed by CPED member faculty and CPED staff. Selections are made in order to provide an engaging, interactive learning experience for our diverse community. Space is limited so we may not be able to accept all proposals.  


Proposals are due: June 15, 2022  

Review Process: June 16-July 16, 2022

Facilitators/Presenters notified: July 30, 2022

All exchange presenters are expected to register for the convening. Exchanges take place on every day of the convenings. We cannot give preference for a day, however. By submitting an exchange proposal, you agree to be available for all days. 

All workshop facilitators are expected to register for the convening. Workshops take place on the day before the full convening, October 12th.


 Contact Cindy King, Coordinator of Operations & Development at [email protected]

Registration and Lodging information

Member Registration

Registration is open to all members of the CPED consortium including faculty, administrators, and students and includes the two-day convening, lunches, coffee breaks, and reception. 

Registration Fees:

Early bird (by August 15th):  $300

Late registration (August 16th - September 15th): $350

Workshops (these will be announced at a later date): $75

EdD Student Registration: $100

Please remember to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination on the registration page. A photo of your vaccination card is sufficient.

Register Here


Hotel reservations

Hotel reservations are to be made on your own by calling or using the link below.

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Rate: $149.00/night + taxes 
To secure this rate, reservations must be made by September 1, 2022.

To Book your hotel room:
Book your hotel room


For any questions or assistance with your participation in the CPED convening, please contact us at 412-648-7428 or [email protected]

Contact: [email protected]