TRACK A Sessions

Date: Wednesday, September 30

Time: 9:00am – 10:15am


Choice of 4 sessions:

  1. Thinking Together about Skills for Learning (A1) - 75-minute breakout session
  2. Diversity & Inclusion: LGBTQ2S Allyship (A2-D2) - 2-part session (Part 1 of 2)
  3. CALP Guidelines 101 (A3) - 75-minute breakout session
  4. HR - Leadership & Conflict Resolution (A4-B4) - 2-part session (Part 1 of 2)

Thinking Together about Skills for Learning (A1) - 75-minute breakout session

Thinking Together about Skills for Learning  (A) - 75-minute breakout session

Skills for Learning is a new category in CALP Guidelines that includes “learning opportunities that support the development of the fundamental skills and habits of learning that support foundational learners to build confidence, develop an identity as a learner, advocate for themselves and engage in foundational and other learning.”

Presenter: Nada Jerkovic has worked in the field of literacy for more than 20 years. She currently manages literacy programs at the CanLearn Society, working directly with learners and supporting professional development of staff. Nada coordinated the Family Literacy Regional Network in the Calgary area for six years and taught several courses in the Foundations in Family Literacy certificate program at the Vancouver Community College.

Purpose:

The purpose of this session is to offer and share information, insights, and suggestions relevant to designing and implementing programs aligned the new category. The session will cover the following “propellers for learning”:

·        Motivation to learn

·        Confidence

·        Memory

·        Attention

·        Mindset for learning

Prior to the session, participants are encouraged to think about the following questions:

·        What do I know about the topic of skills for learning?

·        Why is this topic important for me to know about? How does it relate to my learners and to my job as an adult foundational learning practitioner?

·        What do I hope to learn? 

Intended Audience:

CALP Program Staff, CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors, CALP Volunteer Tutors, CALP Executive Directors / Senior Staff / Managers
Any level of experience

Diversity & Inclusion: LGBTQ2S Allyship (A2-D2) - 2-part session (Part 1 of 2)

Diversity & Inclusion: LGBTQ2S Allyship (A2-D2) - 2-part session

You've seen the acronym. What does LGBTQ2S mean? What’s with all the rainbows? If it doesn't affect me, why should I care?

This casual and entertaining workshop breaks down the confusing terms, provides a safe space for you to ask questions, and gives you the opportunity to really find out what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ2S community.

Come join us and learn the skills and tools you'll need to fight discrimination and make the world a little friendlier for all Albertans.

Presenter:

B Adair has experienced the realities of coming out as a gay, transgender man in rural Alberta and facilitates training to increase knowledge and improve diversity and inclusion practices. He’s worked with educators, healthcare practitioners, students, community organizations, and religious groups to bridge the gaps and eliminate stereotypes and stigma.

Purpose: Talking about hot issues can be tricky and uncomfortable. This workshop provides a safe, non-judgemental learning environment for participants to feel comfortable and confident learning and asking questions about the queer community.

Learning Objectives:

  • This engaging and interactive workshop will cover basic LGBTQ2S knowledge, inclusive language and how we can all combat oppression and marginalization. We'll discuss the importance of acknowledging privilege and how intersectionality connects us all
  • We will learn how to be better allies to the queer community by taking part in a combination of visual images, group discussions, fun activities, and even an arts and crafts project!
  • Participants will leave this session with better awareness of the disparities LGBTQ2S folks face every day. You'll be armed with the tools, skills, and confidence you need to stand up against discrimination and hate, and most importantly, everyone leaves with a smile

Sessions Threads: Inclusion, Diversity and Safer Spaces, Coaching & Modeling Strategies, Community Partnerships and Engagement

Intended Audience:

  • CALP Operational Staff, CALP Program Staff, CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors, CALP Board Members, CALP Volunteer Tutors, CALP Executive Directors / Senior Staff / Managers
  • Any level of experience

CALP Guidelines 101 (A3) - 75-minute breakout session

CALP Guidelines 101 (A3) - 75-minute breakout session

CALP-funded organizations all work towards the same vision: Changing lives through adult foundational learning in connected communities. This introductory workshop demystifies the CALP Guidelines to give you clear information about CALP programming, operational and financial requirements. With a strong understanding of the CALP Guidelines and requirements, your CALP will be well positioned to make the greatest impact in the lives of adult learners in your community. CALP Guidelines 101 is an introductory workshop for new CALP staff, board members and staff looking for a refresher in the CALP Guidelines.

Presenters:

Ben Hartt, Alberta Advanced Education

Emily Robinson Leclair is fond of saying that she carries a copy of the CALP Guidelines with her wherever she goes. This guiding document provides CALP staff with both the direction and flexibility to support adult literacy and foundational learners in their communities. Her vision for 2020 includes a pocket sized version of the Guidelines! 

Lori St. Cyr is the Métis & Indigenous Liaison with the CLN. She started her learning path in the CALP world, as a CALP coordinator/facilitator in her home community of Peavine Métis Settlement. Lori feels she is lucky to have found her special place in the CALP world. She is well versed in the CALP Guidelines and enjoys coaching and mentoring CALP staff across Alberta.

Purpose: Participants will gain an understanding of the purpose and role of the CALP Guidelines in CALP operations and program delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • We will examine CALP’s programming priorities, financial practices, and key operational elements in relation to the requirements set out in the CALP Guidelines
  • Participants will gain clarity on the alignment between your CALP programming and the CALP Guidelines and will take home an assessment tool to identify areas of strength and areas for further attention
  • Participants will take away a copy of the CALP Guidelines

Session Threads: Operations/Management, Literacy & Foundational Learning (LFL)

Intended Audience:

  • CALP Operational Staff, CALP Program Staff, CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors, CALP Board Members, CALP Volunteer Tutors, CALP Executive Directors / Senior Staff / Managers
  • Any level of experience

HR - Leadership & Conflict Resolution (A4-B4) - 2-part session (Part 1 of 2)

HR - Leadership & Conflict Resolution (A4-B4) 2-part session

According to research conducted, employees spend on average 2.8 hours/week in conflict, which – when unresolved – leads to absenteeism, stress leaves, mistakes, decreased productivity, employee turnover and many more negative effects. This highly interactive workshop will teach you how to resolve and/or manage workplace conflict so you can manage this risk and prevent losing valued employees.

Presenter:

Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for over 20 years and communications for more than 15 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning.

Purpose: To help leaders successfully manage and resolve conflict in their work environments.

Learning Objectives:

- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • Identify their natural conflict style and understand how others may perceive it 
  • Know how to adapt their conflict approach to suit each situation 
  • Describe the stages of conflict

- Identify current conflict situation and develop strategies to successfully manage those relationships using the tools learned in this workshop

- Participants will take away a Conflict Styles Assessment; Conflict Resolution Planner

Session Threads: Human Resources

Intended Audience:

  • CALP Operational Staff, CALP Program Staff, CALP Program Facilitators / Instructors, CALP Board Members, CALP Executive Directors / Senior Staff / Managers
  • Any level of experience