2023 Forum Presentations

Thursday, June 8th @ 3:00pm-3:45pm – Social Media from Scratch—Dallace Johnson, CC

Set up and optimize continuing education social media accounts to reach a wider audience and increase brand awareness.

Dallace Johnson is the Marketing & Communications Strategist of the Professional Studies & Industry Training Department at Camosun College, and has over 4 years of social media management experience. She enjoys learning about new marketing techniques and strategies, and is passionate about helping people improve their lives through education.

Thursday, June 8th @ 3:45pm-4:30pm – Dismantling Settler-Colonialism Worldview in CE – Carolyn MacLaren, UFV

In 2021, UFV Continuing Education developed and delivered a workshop on decolonization in Continuing Education. This presentation will provide an over of the workshop and discuss lessons learned from delivery (and how to apply this learning to the programs we deliver.)

Carolyn MacLaren

Friday June 9th @ 8:45am-9:30am – “Mind the Gap": Personalizing the Admission Experience at the Program Level—Julian Benedict,

This presentation will explore how one small program was able to significantly increase its enrollment by rejecting poor customer service and traditional institutional barriers to student success.

Julian Benedict is the Project Lead for North Island College, Continuing Education and Training.

Friday, June 9th @ 8:45am-9:30am – Using Learning Councils to Improve Community Programming—Bob Haugen & Donna Merry

Learning Councils facilitate communication, collaboration, and joint planning. They help build relationships among community organizations, identify training needs and opportunities and possible funding sources. Learn how to set up and facilitate a learning council to streamline and improve your community engagement.

Friday, June 9th @ 9:45am-10:30am – Developing a Corporate Training Strategy – An OC Story—Mandie Belle & Zach Webster

In this Corporate Training focused session, Program Coordinators Mandie Belle and Zach Webster will discuss their approach to Corporate Training at Okanagan College, including key takeaways that have helped them grow their business. The session will start with a short definition of Corporate Training and their roles in that process. The primary focus will be on what has led to their successes (data-led outreach, institutional flexibility, and building long-term relationships) and will conclude with an interactive question & answer period to apply this shared experience.

Friday, June 9th @10:45am -12:15pm – Speed Networking – Getting to Know Other Institutions

We’re all so busy with our day to day activities that we rarely have time to find out about our partner institutions and explore potential synergies. Led by Leah Brandish, in this final activity at the conference, we will all have the chance to “speed date” our member institutions and just maybe find potential “soulmates” and potential areas for future collaboration.

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