The vision of the Business Experiential-Learning (BEL) Commission is to integrate experiential learning opportunities into Colorado's talent development network.
- Promote employer adoption of apprenticeships and suggest solutions to address employer barriers to entry
- Recommend and advocate for effective policy solutions to scale experiential learning as a key talent development strategy
- Enhance and measure equitable engagement in experiential learning opportunities across programs and funding streams
- BEL Commission Members
BEL Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to serve an initial term of 2-3 years. Subsequent terms are two years long.
Noel David Ginsburg, Chair. CEO, Intertech Plastics, Inc
Joe Barela. Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Angie Paccione, Ph.D. Executive Director, Colorado Department of Higher Education
Katy Anthes, Ph.D. Commissioner of Education, Colorado Department of Education
Lee Wheeler-Berliner. Managing Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council
Joe Garcia. Chancellor, Colorado Community College System
Alexis Marrero. Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
Dharam Patel. Principal, The Patel Group LLC
Helen Young Hayes. Founder/CEO, Activate Workforce Solutions
Gerald Arnold. Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Denver Pipefitters Local #208
Gregory Meyers. Vice President Talent Acquisition, TTEC
Karen Perham-Lippman. Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Program Manager, Lumen Technologies
Ken Haptonstall. Executive Director, Colorado River BOCES
Lisanne McNew. President and COO, McNew & Associates, Inc.
Sylvia Robinson, Communications & HR Program Manager, Tolmar, Inc
Yvonne Myers. Health Systems Director, Columbine Health Systems
- BEL Committees
The BEL Commission has two committees comprised of BEL Commission members and representatives from other organizations.
The advocacy committee drafts and signs off on briefing statements for state and federal bills and policy relevant to the BEL Commission.
The marketing committee advises on the development of a strategic communications plan that builds awareness, adoption, and support for the experiential learning system.
- Executive Orders
B 2018-012 Amending Executive Order B 2016-001 Regarding the Business Experiential Learning Commission
B 2016-001 Amending Executive Order B 2015-004 Regarding the Business Experiential Learning Commission
B 2015-004 Creating the Business Experiential Learning Commission
Executive Order to appoint members - September 2021
Executive Order to appoint members - November 2020
Executive Order to reappoint members - June 2020
Executive Order to appoint new members - December 2019
Executive Order to appoint and reappoint members - July 2019
Executive Order to appoint new members - March 2019
- December 7, 2021
- October 5, 2021
- August 3, 2021
- June 8, 2021
- April 6, 2021
- February 2, 2021
- December 1, 2020
- October 6, 2020
- August 4, 2020
- June 2, 2020
- April 7, 2020
- February 4, 2020
- December 3, 2019
- October 8, 2019
- August 6, 2019
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2021 Meeting Calendar
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 8:00am - 9:30am
Location: Virtual. Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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