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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.
Learning and Organizational
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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