Connections 2016

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Join us at Okanagan College's 11th Annual Employee Learning Conference

Connections 2016

Tuesday, August 23 and
Wednesday, August 24
 Kelowna Campus

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The first section of the form entitled RSVP must be completed. If you are attending Connections 2016 please complete the Registration Details section and the Concurrent Workshops section for whichever day you plan to attend. When you are finished click on the Preview button, PRINT the form for your records and then click on the Submit button. You cannot PRINT after submitting the form.
YES, I will attend Connections 2016.
Please accept my regrets; I will not attend.
Given Name (as you prefer it on your name badge)
Employee Number:
AdmissionsAdvancement and Alumni
Ancillary & Business ServicesArts
Board of GovernorsBusiness
Continuing StudiesDistance Education
Education CouncilExecutive Office
Facilities ManagementFinancial Services
Foundational ProgramsHealth & Social Development
Human ResourcesInstitute for Learning and Teaching
Institutional ResearchInternational Education
IT ServicesLearning and Teaching
Legal Affairs & Policy DevelopmentLibrary
Public AffairsRecords & Registration
Regional Dean's OfficeScience
Student ServicesTechnologies
Trades & Apprenticeship
My email address is:
Is this your first time attending Connections?
How many years of service do you have at OC?
Employee Group:
Admin Association
BCGEU Support Staff
BCGEU Instructional
Board Member / Other
Continuing Studies Instructor
Excluded Staff
OC Faculty Association
Student Employee
Primary College Region:
South Okanagan
Central Okanagan
North Okanagan
Shuswap / Revelstoke
Please indicate which day you will attend Connections 2016.
Tuesday, August 23rd
Wednesday, August 24th
Not attending
8:30 - 9:15 am Registration in the Breezeway. Coffee and goodies available.
9:15 - 10:15 am Plenary Session - President's Address and Video Presentation
10:30 - 11:30 am Learning Symposia 1 - see below to register
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch and fun activity
Your conference package will include a lunch ticket to be presented when you arrive for lunch. You can choose your lunch from ONE of the food trucks or Fezzies between 11:30 am and 12:45 pm
1:00 - 2:00 pm Learning Symposia 2 - see below to register
Please select the workshops you will attend. These sessions will occur each day at these times. Please note: some workshops only occur on one day. A description of each workshop can be found in the workshop planner.
Concurrent Workshops
10:30 - 11:30 am Session A:
A1: 3D Printing in the Classroom
A3: Demystifying Mindfulness
A4: Computer MD
A6: Mastering the Task: An Interactive Approach
A7: Life and Death Decisions
A8: Engaging Ideas for Your First Week of Class
A9: TUESDAY ONLY: Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education
A11: Compete or Cooperate - A Personal Dilemma
A12: Trades Tour AM
A13: Getting Started with Applied Research
1:00 - 2:00 pm Session B:
B1: The Year You Never Imagined
B2: How to Write Songs - Especially the Music Part
B3: Using Moodle to Increase Student Engagement
B4: iPhone Digital Photography (and editing)
B5: Art Workshop
B6: The Joy of Strength
B7: How well do you evaluate your students?
B8: So You're Looking for Sponsorship...
B9: Trades Tour PM
B10: WEDNESDAY ONLY: What is Toastmasters?
B11: Breaking Down Barriers with Open Education Resources
B12: Meetings that Don't Suck
2:15 - 2:45 pm - Connections Expo
2:45 pm Social hour: Come and taste some of the Okanagan's best, relax and win a prize
Connections Expo
As part of the annual employee conference, a Connections Expo will be held at 2:15 pm each day. At the Expo employees can share their area of expertise and their passions outside of work with their peers: whether it is being a painter, a board member of a non-profit society, or a para-sailing instructor, the informal Expo can help you connect with your colleagues. The Connections Expo will be set up like a trade fair where participants can visit you at your "booth" and find out about your passion or area of expertise.
If you would like to be involved in the Connections Expo, please tell us about your area of expertise:

Please print this page for your records.