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May 1, 2015

[CNIE-L] You Are Invited To CAUCE CNIE 2015!

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As part of the CAUCE CNIE 2015 Conference, we are offering two Professional Development Sessions.  Hope you can join us!  Register now by clicking  http://cauce-conference.ca  Click on Professional Development Session. 

May 27, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Forks Ballroom (East), Inn at the Forks


Voices of Inclusion:  Become an Ally

We promote workplace diversity and inclusion in access to our programs, employment and in the conduct of all of the University’s affairs. Diversity is about counting numbers and the composition of our faculty and staff. Inclusion means each of us has equal value and our voice and perspectives have an impact on achievement of our mission. If we want to work in a welcoming, respectful and inclusive culture, let’s start the ball rolling by doing what is right.

We will review our current Demographics; understand and discuss ways to eliminate unconscious bias. We will talk about the value of adding cultural humility  to our cultural competence by developing and practicing a process of self-awareness and reflection and a respectful attitude toward diverse points of view. We will discuss the importance of becoming an ally; allies work as an antidote to isolation for those targeted by oppression and those in the targeting role–it empowers everyone involved.

Our communities need the voices, opinions, and help of people from many different groups.

We recognize there is a broad array of perspectives here today; let’s have the conversations that enable us to meet one another in the middle.

 

Workshop Facilitator Bio

As a Human Resource Specialist, Valerie Williams works in the areas of employment equity, diversity and inclusion. Valerie supports organizational development through promoting a proactive diversity and inclusion strategy to faculty and staff. Her portfolio includes raising awareness through the facilitation of sessions, researching best practices and supporting equity committees. Valerie holds the CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) and GBA (Group Benefits Associate) designations and has a certificate in Human Resource Management.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Learning and Organizational
Development

 

May 27, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Forks Ballroom (West), Inn at the Forks

Mentoring Fundamentals* – Training for Effective Mentor-Mentee Relationships
Sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S.

There is quite a buzz of mentoring going on – most organizations claim to be doing it, or want to be doing it. At the same time, there is a lot of confusion as to what mentoring is and what direction and support it needs to be successful.

When it works, mentoring can be a dynamic method to support change initiatives, develop current and future leaders, and ensure knowledge transfer within an organization. It has proven to be extremely effective in engaging employees, recognizing and developing their potential and building learning capacity.

To accomplish any of these things, it requires that the organization establish clear program goals and is prepared to support the initiative with training that effectively prepares the mentor and the mentee to enter into a formal developmental relationship. This will ensure that both the mentoring partnership, and the program, will be a success.

Saint Mary’s University Division of Continuing Education has developed two powerful workshops – one each for Mentors and for Mentees – that prepares both parties to enter into a mentoring relationship with clarity, confidence, inspiration and a commitment to excellence.   An overview of the workshops, with hands-on opportunities to engage with actual curriculum components, will be provided. Opportunities to serve markets in your area and work in partnership with Saint Mary’s will be briefly outlined at the end of the workshop.

What you will learn:

  • the definition of mentoring and five stages in the mentoring relationship
  • What you might bring to a mentoring partnership
  • The 6 Key Roles of a Mentor
  • The Core Competencies of a Mentor and a Mentee
  • Responsibilities of the Organization Mentor and Mentee in a mentoring relationship
  • How to undertake first meetings and negotiate a Mentoring Partnership Agreement

*Mentoring Fundamentals and Mentee Fundamentals are Saint Mary’s University Continuing Education Programs, available for collaborative partnerships with interested CAUCE members.

Workshop Facilitator Bio

Kevin Schwenker, FCMC, principal of Schwenker & Associates, has been active in the fields of strategic planning       and change implementation, human resources development, and marketing as a management consultant for close to  30 years. He has led a wide range of multi-faceted consulting projects locally, nationally and internationally, for    clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

In addition to his consulting portfolio, Kevin is an instructor with the MBA program of the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s university. He has also taught internationally, serving as an adjunct professor at a private management graduate school in Chennai, India.

He is a sought after speaker and trainer, well known within his profession as a national trainer for the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada), where he has trained over two thousand management consultants in introductory and advanced courses for the Certified Management Consulting profession since 1996. He has been invited to speak at events across Canada and at a number of International Management Consulting conferences in Europe, as well as for various industry and educational organizations in South India.

Kevin has a history of mentoring to young entrepreneurs where his expertise and dedication has played an instrumental role in helping launch young and emerging entrepreneurs’ careers and businesses in Atlantic Canada. He was recognized by Futurpreneur Canada as the Atlantic and National Mentor of the Year in 2010. And in 2012 was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his volunteer work as a mentor to young entrepreneurs.

Kevin became a Certified Management Consultant in 1991 and was awarded his Fellowship (FCMC) in 1999. In 2013, he was honoured as one of the key builders of the profession in Canada with the CMC-CanadaGolden Jubilee Award in recognition of his extraordinary leadership and service to the management consulting profession.

 

 

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April 16, 2015

[CNIE-L] CAUCE CNIE 2015 – Save the Date!

Also from today’s inbox…

Spring has come early in Winnipeg and our WINNIPEG JETS are in the NHL playoffs! 

 

We are celebrating by extending our early bird registration to

April 17th, 2015.
Last chance, register today!

 

        

Visit our website www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca today and view the conference agenda and concurrent session descriptions.  Come and experience two conferences for the price of one.Early bird registration deadline April 17th, 2015.

Come and discover how your heart beats in Winnipeg!

 

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Cheryl Hadaller

CAUCE CNIE 2015 Conference Coordinator

www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca

 

 

 

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April 15, 2015

[CNIE-L] Don’t miss out! Early bird deadline – April 15th

From yesterday’s inbox…

Deadline extended for early bird registration!
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DON’T MISS OUT!  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ends April 15, 2015!Visit our website www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca today and view the conference agenda and concurrent session descriptions.  Come and experience two conferences for the price of one.

Early bird registration deadline April 15th, 2015.

Come and discover how your heart beats in Winnipeg!

 

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April 2, 2015

[CNIE-L] CNIE-CAUCE 2015 Conference – Early Bird Registration Has Been Extended To 15 April 2015

From Tuesday’s inbox…

The early bird catches the discount!
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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION has been extended to April 15, 2015!

Visit our website www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca today and view the conference agenda and concurrent session descriptions.  Come and experience two conferences for the price of one.
Early bird registration deadline April 15th, 2015.

Come and discover how your heart beats in Winnipeg!

 

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March 31, 2015

[CNIE-L] Join us in Winnipeg for CAUCE/CNIE 2015!

From Monday’s inbox…

Last chance for early bird rate, and check this out…
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As spring charges full-force towards us all in the next few weeks (hopefully!), the staff at Extended Education, University of Manitoba can’t wait to welcome you to Winnipeg for CAUCE CNIE 2015! Now that the registration site and program information are available, we’ll be sending along periodic updates and bits of information that will help you in your planning.

The Program
The theme, Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World, is reflected throughout the program – in the keynote sessions, concurrents andprofessional development workshops.

Response to the Call for Presentations has been outstanding as you will see when you peruse the program of concurrent sessions. The combination of two diverse pre-conference PD offerings, peer reviewed concurrents and thought-provoking keynote sessions make for an excellent program that will provide rich opportunities for learning and exchange.

Travel information
Flight discounts are available through WestJet and Air Canada. Visit thewebsite for details.

Hotel
CAUCE CNIE 2015 has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate for conference delegates at two locations, Inn at the Forks and The Fort Garry Hotel.  Both are located in one of the loveliest public spaces in Winnipeg, The Forks. The deadline to book your room is April 17th.

Fun Stuff
The conference is (and we hope always will be) also about networking and fun. We want you to enjoy our city and your time with colleagues—and so have planned a couple social activities including a 90-minute tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights or a tour of Journey to Churchill at the Assiniboine Zoo Exhibit.  Also, take a look at the two pre-conference suggestions for Wednesday, May 27.

In addition, there are receptions, one lunch, and an awards dinner delivered Folklorama/Winnipeg Social style as part of the conference. Although the band and entertainment in past years will be hard to beat, we think we may have accomplished that! Check out Free Ride!

Welcome reception
We strongly encourage you to plan to participate in the opening reception at6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Not only will you be delighted with the surroundings and the format, you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from two great associations.

Reminder that Early Bird registration ends on March 31—so don’t delay. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

Warmest good wishes & we look forward to seeing you in Winnipeg in May!

Gary Hepburn, Dean of Extended Education
University of Manitoba

 

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