The Region 8 Calgary 2019 conference planning committee is pleased to announce the line up of pre-conference sessions for March 7, 2019. These extended sessions provide conference delegates with an opportunity to enhance the conference experience through more interactive workshops.
Jump In and Power It Up! Submitting Conference Proposals and Improving your Presentation Skills
Jennifer Oakes, University of British Columbia
1:00 – 4:00, Doll/Herald
Jump into this interactive and energetic workshop using facilitated brainstorming, helpful activities, independent reflection, and group consultation to develop your proposals and presentation skills.
No more glossing over the conference “Call for Proposals” when we have so much knowledge to offer our colleagues. Maybe our nerves get in our way or we don’t want to experience rejection; perhaps we think we don’t have anything to offer. This workshop will address these issues and more. We will strategize ways to get past your barriers. Topping it all off, we will develop a customized proposal that you could submit, for NACADA 2020.
Presenting in an engaging and inspiring way requires training, feedback, and skill. Even if you are the best public speaker, you too can improve your delivery skills. Learn how in this fun-filled, supportive and constructive workshop. Participants will learn valuable tips and training; have an opportunity to practice and receive helpful, caring feedback. Coaching and tip-sheets will be provided.
Increase your confidence and power up your meetings, classroom presentations, and information sessions by attending this workshop. The next time someone says, “Would you do a presentation for NACADA?” – With revitalized certainty, you might surprise them and say “Yes, I will!”
The Coach Approach: Tools from the Coaching World to Empower, Engage and Inspire Students and their Advisors
Carina Huggins, University of Calgary
1:00 – 3:00, Stephen A/B
An interactive workshop presented by an internationally certified professional coach and academic specialist advisor, Carina Huggins.
In this engaging workshop, Carina will bring tools from the world of professional coaching, to equip higher education professionals with new techniques that will empower, engage and energize students. These tools transfer to their professional work and personal lives.
Participants will practice and discuss the following tools in a safe, supportive space:
Engage: Building the container of trust – the model of dispositions
Inspire: The art of powerful questions
Engage: Effective communication
Energize: Tools to evoke action and results
Rock Star Research: Seize your Data-Driven Destiny
Brighton Brooks, University of Alaska Fairbanks
1:00 – 3:00, Walker/Bannerman
Do you envy the glamorous life of the rock star researcher? You too can join this elite club by learning several strategies for connecting your passion with research. Concrete tools will be presented to give you the playbook you need to be successful at any point in the research process. You will feel like part of the band with small group exercises that will provide you with take-home ready material to ascend to the Hall of Research Fame!
Intentionally Engaging in Wellbeing through Times of Strife and Stress
Anna Brown and Kyle Ross, Washington State University
Do you get frustrated by negativity in your office? Are you unsure you can stay motivated and satisfied in your work life as you take on increasing caseloads and more responsibilities without any additional resources? Do you feel whole, content, and well? In this session, two dynamic presenters will share their stories of how they came to understand their wellbeing through experiences of burnout, working overtime, weight loss, fitness, and diet, and other stressors. Participants will leave understanding that their wellbeing is unique to them and that not all strategies will work equally effectively to improve and maintain their wellbeing. There will be activities where participants will collaborate, share stories, and identify practices they can incorporate into their routine.
Indigenous 101: Land, Language and the Power of Story
Keeta Gladue, University of Calgary
Come, bring your introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts to this discussion about Indigenousness! In this session, using humour, relationships and the power of story, we will address common misconceptions about Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous students such as free education, tax exemptions, and the dangers of pan-Indianism. We will also provide in-depth information on the acknowledgment of traditional territories for Calgary, including reasons why we do them, how to do them and when to do them. Native, Aboriginal, First Nations, and Indigenous? Not sure what words to use and for whom? We are going to get to that too! This is a place to start, in a good way on the path of truth and reconciliation.
Registration is required for these sessions. All pre-conferences are $25 and will be held on the first day of the Conference, Thursday, March 7, 2019, unless otherwise noted. You can sign up for pre-conferences while registering for the conference. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a pre-conference workshop, please use this form.