Connections 2015

The online survey has been closed. Please email Michelle Lowry if you wish to attend Connections.

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Join us at Okanagan College's Tenth Annual Employee Learning Conference

Connections 2015

Tuesday, August 18 and
Wednesday, August 19
 Kelowna Campus

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The first section of the form entitled RSVP must be completed. If you are attending Connections 2015 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 2015.
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
Campus Development & Facilities ManagementContinuing Studies
Distance EducationEducation Council
Executive OfficeFinancial 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:
Registration Details
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 2015.
Tuesday, August 18th
Wednesday, August 19th
Not attending
9:00 - 9:30 am Registration in the Breezeway. Coffee and goodies available.
9:30 - 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 in the Courtyard and fun activity
Your conference package will include a lunch ticket to be presented when you arrive for lunch. Food trucks will be set up in the courtyard and Fezzies will be open and your ticket will be valid for lunch from one food vendor between 11:30 am and 12:45 pm
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: Action Research: Insights from the Classroom
A3: Information Security
A4: Banner - The truth is out there
A5: LEAN Thinking
A6: Sncəwips Heritage Museum Presentation by Jordan Coble, Curatorial and Heritage Researcher
A7: Why are people difficult?
A8: Student Success is a Culture, Not a Goal
A9: Communicating to a Multicultural Audience
A10: SURVIVE: What to do if stuck in the woods
A11: Art Workshop: You in the Okanagan Landscape
1:00 - 2:00 pm Session B:
B1: Basic Video Production Skills for Teachers
B2: Introduction to LaTeX - WEDNESDAY ONLY
B3: How can Supplemental Learning help your class? - TUESDAY ONLY
B3: Adapting Your Teaching Style - WEDNESDAY ONLY
B4: Advanced Excel
B5: Office Workstation Ergonomics
B6: But they're not in the Okanagan
B7: Oh no! Not those EdCo forms again!
B8: No way, not me!
B9: Aboriginal Transitions Planners 101
B10: Diversifit
B11: For the Love of Éirinn: Gaelic Games and Guinness - TUESDAY ONLY
B12: Food, wine Tourism Education: Feed Your Passion
B13: PD info session from Royal Roads University
2:15 - 2:45 pm - ILT presentation and wrap up
2:45 pm Social hour: Come and taste some of the Okanagan's best, relax and win a prize
The Road to OC
Everyone has a story to tell about how they came to be at Okanagan College. Whether they flew from Australia, or started working here after they graduated from the Business program, they all took a different path. To celebrate the diversity of each of OC’s employees, we would like to share those stories at Connections 2015. To share your story, please fill out the following survey, and then send some pictures so we can assemble a scrapbook.
How did you get here?
What department are you in?
What is your job title?
How many years have you been at OC?
Tell us a story about the journey:
Please send us two photos: a picture of you either current or from the past and a picture of something you would like to share with everyone. Submit photos by email to Jill Panton.

Please print this page for your records.