2019 Workshops

A Grassroots Approach to Creating Video in CS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00
Alpine Room

While creating elaborate video content in our programs seems unrealistic at first, there are cost-effective options worth exploring. This session delves into a grassroots approach to creating and leveraging video content within your program area as a means of diversifying the scope of your program offerings, your programs’ ability to be accessible, and your revenue streams. Participants will explore a step by step guide to creating video content and will begin shaping their own plan for content development in their area.

Creating a collaborative Student Success Course for Continuing Studies

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00
Summit Room

Team from Langara College will share their Student Success Course, the process that we used to tailor the course for continuing studies including an interest inventory. Then will facilitate table sharing and participants will leave the session with a template to help them get started on their own strategy. 

Care & Feeding of CS Instructors

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 16:15 to 17:45
Alpine Room

CS Instructors do much more than just teach. They're our main contact with students as advisors, counsellors, and as our best sales reps. Yet, because we hire practicing professions, they are often subject matter experts with little to no training or experience as actual instructors. In this interactive session we’ll explore exactly what your instructors need throughout their life cycle, from initial orientation to ongoing professional development. You’ll leave with practical check lists and other resources to help ensure your instructors are always well fed and cared for.

Converting Leads into Relationships

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 16:15 to 17:45
Summit Room

In the age of technology, we can’t forget the best way to add value to your services is through personal relationships customized services.  There is a shift away from out of the box programming to providing customized learning solutions and personalized service which leads to improved client retention.  We will collectively gather strategies and start to identify best practices in lead and relationship management.

Keynote: Be Positively Deviant! Daily Practices That Transform

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 08:30 to 09:45
Mountain Room

Are you flourishing at work? Is your culture one that supports you to be creative, innovative, productive, and to contribute all you have to offer? What if you could apply some simple daily practices to build positivity and resilience yourself and extend these ideas within your area of influence at work? Twenty years ago, Deborah set out to address these questions when she founded The Better Workplace Conference, a national event that she successfully led for 17 years.

Introduction to Open Educational Resources

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 10:45
Alpine Room

In this workshop, we will be looking at how you can leverage open educational resources (OER) in Continuing Education and Training. We will look at: What are open licences, and how do they work? What are the benefits of OER for both students and instructors? What are some of the open initiatives taking place in B.C.? And where can you find support and resources? We will also highlight existing OER, such as the set of Indigenization Guides published by BCcampus that support the Indigenization efforts in post-secondary education. 

Marketing, Needs Assessments, Sales, Negotiation and Managing Risk

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 10:45
Summit Room

Many post-secondary or corporate training institutions get pretty good at cobbling together training and development material that can be used for generic off-the-shelf workshops, but how do you consistently connect with organizations searching for solutions, conduct effective training needs assessments to focus and customize training and content, and then get the client to actually sign on the dotted line?

Beyond Accommodation: The Student Mental Health Landscape

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
Alpine Room

Student mental health is possibly one of the largest campus concerns of the decade. This interactive session will identify trends in student mental health, discuss campus support and response structures, proactive mental wellness strategies, Universal Design in Learning course design, and classroom management tactics. Whether you are an instructor, coordinator or administrator, this workshop will have something for you. Please bring your laptop of you have one.

Moving forward: A collaborative approach to intentional internationalization

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
Summit Room

An internationalization strategy is a response to globalization in the field of higher education. Rapid student growth at Langara has brought challenges and opportunities in the classroom, student services, and supports. A collaborative approach is critical for the successful implementation of this strategy. In this session, we discuss how the development of an internationalization strategy provides opportunity for students and employees to engage in the process and guide changes on campus.

Cross-Marketing Online Education the Easy Way

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 13:15 to 14:30
Summit Room

Today's landscape for continuing education has evolved. Traditional roots in geographic boundaries made sense when we were all drawing on students who had to come to the local campus to learn, but this is not the case anymore. While most of us are offering online courses in one way or another, we need to rethink traditional models and streamline partnership opportunities to reduce the cost of online development, increase revenues, and fill classes. A joint learning hub for online courses is possible, and available.

BC Prior Learning Action Network (BC PLAN): Current RPL Practices

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 13:15 to 14:30
Alpine Room

This panel presentation, organized by BC PLAN, has three individuals describing how their organization use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Locally developed processes determine the theoretical and practical knowledge of applicants for entry into programs or the labour market. Processes are systematic, objective and defensible, and show how RPL can facilitate collaborative partnerships with industry or interdepartmentally.

Marketing Models for Collaboration between CE and your Marketing Department

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 14:45 to 15:45
Summit Room

Marketing can be done without a dedicated marketing team or person, but how much more success and efficiency would you have, if there was someone assigned to your specific niche within your institution and market? Explore the role of a CE marketing professional and what impact this can have within CE departments.  

Succession Planning for Program Coordinators

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 14:45 to 15:45
Alpine Room

Some estimates predict 50 to 80% turnover in post-secondary leadership. This workshop will explore some strategies on how to develop the leadership pipeline for program co-ordinators and how to identify those with the best skill set to be a program co-ordinator.

5 Small Practices To Make Your Great Team Even Better

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:30
Alpine Room

A fun, practical and informative session with Deborah Connors, our Keynote Speaker and author of A Better Place To Work: Daily Practices That Transform Culture.

Outcomes

•Learn how gratitude affects your daily team interactions 
•Discover how to inspire with transformational questions 
•Explore an effective way to deal with team conflict 
•Experience how to flip conversations to the positive opposite 
•Hear stories of sustainable positive change in organizations

Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:30
Summit Room

An enthusiastic and knowledgeable professional is ready to work with you on developing a course, program, or training session.   
In the fast moving pace of Continuing Education and Contract Training, how do you best support this professional in creating an effective learning experience?

Outcomes

This workshop will showcase Instructional Design tips and resources, inviting attendees to apply design concepts to fun, hands-on examples.

Zumba Fitness Class

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 17:30 to 17:50
Terrace Room

A fun, energetic dance fitness class for ALL fitness levels. This class infuses Latin and International music with easy to follow moves.   Note:  Wear comfortable workout attire and running shoes. Bring your water bottles. 

Supporting staff and faculty in a healthy workplace

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 08:30 to 09:45
Alpine Room

Learn how workplace wellness initiatives can help improve office morale, decrease absenteeism and presenteeism, and enhance productivity. We will discuss dimensions of wellness, and other theoretical models to guide wellness programs. We will also discuss workplace wellness examples such as individual and team building exercises, challenges, policies and strategies. You do not need a formal workplace wellness program in order to create meaningful change in your team or working groups.

Big impacts with small actions – 15% solutions

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 08:30 to 09:45
Summit Room

In Continuing Education and Contract Training, we are often working with limited time, financial, and human resources.  Sometimes the structures that we work within and that serve to support us and the institution can start to feel like insurmountable barriers. The Liberating Structure exercise 15% Solutions encourages us to consider how the small actions that we can take can have big impact and trigger meaningful change. We can change the flow of a river by moving a few rocks.