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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

School Culture: The Power of One
How Affective are you in the culture of your school? A conversation about the power and influence that every individual in your building has and how each person contributes, influences and controls the school culture. Have some fun. Enjoy the banter of two administrators from opposite sides of the touchy-feely spectrum. Leave empowered, with action items that influence your school culture, on Monday.

Speakers
avatar for Riley Quance and Brenda Massing

Riley Quance and Brenda Massing

Administrators, Wolf Creek Public Schools
We have been Teachers and School Administrators with Wolf Creek School Division for 24 years. We have had the privilege of working in a variety of schools, Rimbey (Grade 7-12), Mecca Glen (k-9), Lacombe Composite High School (10-12), Alix MAC (K-12), and Ponoka Secondary Campus (7-12... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
1408

9:00am

What is it about the #85 & how does it affect my retirement?
What is it about the #85, and why does it have to be so stressful?This session is focused on Wealth Planning and the discussion of entering retirement. The goal of this session will be to help teachers & administrators prepare and understand what their options are for retirement. Plus the steps that they may take to be ready.We help Teachers, Professors, Education Administrators and their families across Western Canada build, grow and maintain their wealth.To learn more and keep up with what we are doing, visit us! www.callanwealth.com

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Callan

Patrick Callan

Callan Wealth Management
My name is Patrick Callan, the head adviser of Callan Wealth Management.I attended Junior High School at St. Thomas, and High School at Notre Dame where I graduated in 2004. My wife Hope and I live in Sylvan Lake with our 8 month old son Carter. I am also the head coach of the Local... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2906

10:45am

Alberta Teachers' International Cooperation Initiatives: Teachers Raising Teachers
This presentation will focus on Alberta Teachers’ Association International Cooperation initiatives worldwide. Learn how you can become involved in professional development projects with overseas teaching partners and students.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Berg

Andrea Berg

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Andrea Berg is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Government program area. Among her chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's Diversity, Equity and Human Rights (DEHR) committee. Prior to joining the ATA in 2009, Andrea taught with the Edmonton Public School D... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2302

10:45am

Emotional Intelligence, the Power of Connection
According to the World Economic Forum, Emotional Intelligence (E.I.) will be one of the top ten workplace skills by 2020. This presentation examines the factors that created the conditions leading E.I. to become so crucial in our rapidly changing workplaces. We will look at some background info about E.I. and examine why for many managers, emotional intelligence is more highly valued than I.Q. or technical ability. We will explore why rapidly advancing technological changes will make E.I. skills increasingly important and sought after. Next, we'll be looking at workplace and societal changes that have ushered in the emotional intelligence era and the speaker will unpack and examine one of the most widely used E.I. assessment tools in use today using stories, humour and real world examples. Harvey brings emotional intelligence to life in the real world in an easily understandable and enjoyable manner. The audience will learn applicable techniques to increase their E.I. throughout their daily activities. Harvey enjoys interacting with the audience which enhances the learning tools he teaches.

Speakers
HD

Harvey Deutschendorf

CEO, Harmony House Press
Harvey Deutschendorf is an emotional intelligence expert, speaker and internationally published author of The Other Kind of Smart, Simple Ways to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence for Greater Personal Effectiveness and Success. He is a regular contributor to FAST COMPANY and writes... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2601

12:30pm

Supervision and Evaluation - What Teachers Need to Know about the New Standards and Evaluation Policy
Supervision and evaluation. Now what? I am unsure if my principal is supervising or evaluating my teaching. What can I expect and what are my rights and responsibilities? What is supervision? What is evaluation? Supervision and evaluation of teachers must be consistent with Alberta Education Policy on Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation, and it must be based on the Teaching Quality Standard. This presentation provides an overview of the new Teacher Quality Standard and the critical components of supervision and evaluation, which must be followed in the Alberta context.

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Corsi

Elissa Corsi

Executive Staff Officer, Member Services, Alberta Teachers' Association
Elissa is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Member Services program area. She worked as a teacher and administrator in Alberta schools, both English and French Immersion, before joining the ATA.


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2601

12:30pm

The Parent Connection: Bridging the Gap Between Home and School
With the current landscape of technology and connectivity, parents and caregivers are becoming more interested in their role in their student's education. Unfortunately, families are busier than ever, and parents often seem unavailable or disconnected from their child's academic journey. Information is wide and varying, and parents often come to teachers frustrated and overwhelmed in trying to determine their role. As teachers, it can be difficult to know how to best support and manage parent involvement. Using current research in child developmental psychology, parenting and education, we can develop an understanding of the unique and valuable role of parents in a student's educational success. We can also determine the best ways to communicate and advise parents about their role, minimizing conflict and fostering relationship. In this session, we will examine the current landscape of parenting, the common struggles teachers face in dealing with parents and caregivers and some creative new ways to support and involve parents in a constructive way.As teachers, dealing with parents can be a time-consuming and frustrating part of the teaching process. Despite this, most teachers know that parent involvement and support is one of the most influential and advantageous parts of fostering student success. By better understanding the parental role in a child's education and development, and working proactively to create strong relationships and communication with families and caregivers, we can greatly reduce teacher stress and workload in addressing parent concerns. In strengthening the relationships between families and their education providers, and helping parents to better understand their unique role, we can reduce redundancy, frustration and conflict, allowing both teachers and caregivers to play their own role in raising kids who successfully navigate their education.

Speakers
avatar for JACQUELINE GANTON

JACQUELINE GANTON

My name is Jacquie Ganton and I have been an educator in Alberta for over a decade. I am also a mother of four school aged children (ages 5-11). My time as an educator has been spent both in the traditional classroom as well as in both distance and outreach education. As such, I\'ve... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2305

12:30pm

Writing to Cope with Teen Trauma and Build Resiliency
Learn creative ways to engage teens struggling with trauma, bullying, identity, life direction, family issues, and mental health challenges, utilizing the empowering and healing capacities of writing. Creative writing exercises will be presented including journaling, free writing, memoir, poetry, and fiction as tools for personal reflection and empowerment. Participants will leave having tried these writing exercises themselves and equipped to apply them in the compassionate support of teens in their communities. Award-winning author and artist Alexis Marie Chute will share her own journey of using creativity to heal and empower.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Marie Chute

Alexis Marie Chute

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Curator, Alexis Marie Productions Inc.
ALEXIS MARIE CHUTE is the author of the award-winning memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss (She Writes Press, 2017). Expecting Sunshine was a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2017 and an IndieReader Top 10 Best Reviewed Book of 2017. The second... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
GWH 167

12:30pm

The power of professional curiosity – an Australian/Canadian narrative
We know that curiosity is a powerful force in supporting personal and professional growth. We know that collaborative practice has huge potential to have significant impact on student learning outcomes. We know that our profession has become crazy busy! In our session we will share stories of the work of colleagues in Australia and Canada that has inspired us. We will give participants a chance to explore a couple of simple strategies they can use to underpin their professional practice and reignite professional curiosity. Ours is a Canadian/Australian tale of wonderful people prepared to colour outside the lines when needed.Are you a curious educator committed to ensuring learning growth for every student? @JaneenSilcock, @DavidJSilcock

Speakers
avatar for David Silcock

David Silcock

David has had a long career working in school leadership positions in NSW schools. Since 2004 he has been Principal at Alstonville High School, a comprehensive High School in Northern NSW. In 2019 David Relieved as Director Educational Leadership for five weeks in the Lennox Coast... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 3:30pm
2301

2:15pm

The Principal’s Role in Teacher Induction
This workshop supports the implementation of A Principal’s Guide to Teacher Induction, which is intended to help principals develop a comprehensive plan of action and a network of school-based supports for the successful induction of beginning teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss practical strategies for school orientation, ongoing coaching and communication, teaching and extracurricular responsibilities, mentoring, teacher supervision and evaluation, and certification.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tony Rice

Dr. Tony Rice

Consultant, Rice Educational Consulting
Dr. Tony Rice is the former principal of Tofield School, a grade 5-12 school located in Tofield, Alberta, from 2016-2018 and Central High Sedgewick Public School in Sedgewick, Alberta, a grade 1-12 school for the previous 15 years, both of which are located in Battle River School... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2305

2:15pm

Trauma Sensitive Classrooms
Trauma in the classroom; how can we respond to it? A trauma sensitive school is one in which all students feel safe, welcomed and supported. This session will help provide an understanding about the impact of traumatic experiences on students and their classroom behaviors. We will speak about strategies and approaches that can be used to mitigate this impact with the hopes of improving educational outcomes.

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jones

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2501

2:15pm

Harassment and Youth
Harassment and bullying, including sexual harassment and cyber bullying, among youth often has serious emotional and academic consequences. Victims need to learn that such behaviours are condemned under human rights law and perpetrators need to know that their actions can get them into serious trouble, including arrest by the Police. How to teach youth about healthy interactions and legal responsibilities? How to create a safe and inclusive school environment? We present strategies and resources to address this educational, social and legal problem.

Speakers
PD

Pamela Dos Ramos

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Pamela Dos Ramos, M.A. Ph.D., a Human Rights Educator for the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre does presentations at schools and creates resources for the Centre. She is a Board Member of the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education. She also teaches Culture and Diversity... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2901 A
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am

The Importance of a Strong Foundation: Revisiting your mission, vision, values and commitments to ensure a climate for collaborative response.
The Importance of a Strong Foundation: Revisiting your mission, vision, values and commitments to ensure a climate for a collaborative response. Building a strong cohesive staff is essential in moving any school or system initiatives or goals forward. Leadership is tricky and relies on people truly engaging in authentic collaboration but this doesn’t just happen. There needs to be a foundation set and an intentional focus on the team and cultivating a strong united team to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Divisive teams are hard to lead and cause much frustration for the leader. This session will share the importance of returning to the foundational statements and focus on what unites staff. It will also surface the important role of leadership in creating strong teams that are trusting, collaborative and focused. School Leaders have so many expectations and mandates that they must attend to and comply with. Too many times leaders are viewed as pushing things forward and staff and teams do not truly understand the importance or even agree. This creates environments that are very difficult to lead. Leaders need to attend to and address the environment and bring everyone back to why they are there in the first place and really focus on shared understanding and support their staff to not just gain that understanding but tend to the people on their teams in a very intentional manner. There are several connections that will be drawn and reference Collaborative Response and School Leaders Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Hester

Amber Hester

Lead Learner, Jigsaw Learning Inc
Amber is a Lead Learner with Jigsaw Learning. She supports collaborative response through her work with school and system leaders in the area of revisiting their foundation statements, team building and strategic planning. Amber has over 20 years experience in education and has held... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2600

9:00am

9:00am

BECOMING A TRAUMA INFORMED EDUCATOR
In Canada 1 in 3 of children are impacted by trauma, while caregivers (including educators) have extremely limited resources as how to identify and help these children heal when they have impacted by adverse experiences. Children affected by trauma can present significant challenges, and often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them. During this seminar you will explore the impact of trauma on neurological development and how this presents in the classroom. Strategies to support children and teens following experiences of trauma will be presented, giving attendees concrete ways in which they can support these students in their lives. And most importantly, a framework of how to foster a school culture that prioritizes resiliency, attachment, safety, and emotion regulation will be outlined for educators and administrators.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Schamuhn

Institute of Child Psychology
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Speaker, and Educator. I am the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology and Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres, based out of Leduc and Edmonton.I have been working in private practice... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
2601

10:45am

When Students Get in Trouble—Alternatives to Consider
When students misbehave, numerous people are affected and involved. This workshop will look at the factors that may be behind the behaviour, choices school staff have when responding, and ways to restore relationships and provide restitution. Topics covered will also include the value of positive culture, conscious connection and accountability.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Good

Chris Good

Principal at Barrie Wilson, Red Deer Public Schools
Chris has been a school administrator for 17 years across all grade levels. Currently he is the principal of Ecole Barrie Wilson School, a large K-5 school in Red Deer. He is also an Associate Administration Instructor for the Alberta Teachers Association.


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2501

10:45am

CANCELLED - The Power of Voice – Unleashing the Potential of the Collective
Unfortunately, the speaker has had to cancel her session. If you’d like to find out more about this topic, you can email her at shelley.magnusson@ata.ab.ca.

Throughout history, the world has changed through the collective power of people. This presentation delves into the many ways that teachers and others have banded together to make changes. Political action doesn’t always have to be political. Learn how you can be an advocate for teachers and students without being a radical.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Magnusson

Shelley Magnusson

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shelley Magnusson is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Government program area. Among her chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's communications and public relations programs. Prior to joining the ATA in 2012, Shelley worked as a middle school teacher, principal... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
GWH 162

10:45am

Unsticking the Stuck: Career Counselling With Meaning
This session is for teachers and School Counsellors in charge of career counselling. We sit down with lots of young folks who have no clue what to do beyond our doors. We can help. This session offers 5 activities and 10 questions should provide a high-yield in terms of conversation, reflection, and action.

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Teacher/Psychologist
I am a Psychologist who has changed directions after a decade of teaching. I am the Past President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors, a football coach, Franco-Albertan and a woodworker. I am totally fluent in French and English. I love presenting workshops at teachers conventions... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
1503

12:30pm

What is the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre?
Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the services provided by the CAC. How does the CAC benefit our community and those we provide service delivery to. What is the role of education?What's the collective impact? How can you get involved?

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jones

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2305

12:30pm

Growing Up Professional
A much anticipated and requested resource, the Association is pleased to share this toolkit with members across Alberta. Participants will engage in interactive activities to discover the interconnected roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the field experience component of the preservice teacher preparation program, from cooperating teachers, student teachers, school leaders, students and parents to university personnel, Alberta Education and the Association. Informed by current research and educational trends, this online and print resource is chock full of practical ideas, strategies, templates and useful links to services and information, legal considerations, and more to promote successful professional field experiences for our future teachers and meaningful professional development (leadership) opportunities for cooperating teachers.

Speakers
MG

Monique Gravel

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Monique Gravel is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Professional Development program area and is the ATA's lead on teacher education and certification. Prior to joining the ATA in 2013, Monique worked as a teacher and guidance counsellor with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1437

12:30pm

Working With Parents to Support Student Success
The potential consequences of abuse or exposure to violence as a child are also becoming increasingly evident. Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to suffer from biological, social, emotional, and/or cognitive development problems than those who are not. In this session, teachers will learn to recognize the signs of vicarious trauma and receive information on supports available.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Good

Chris Good

Principal at Barrie Wilson, Red Deer Public Schools
Chris has been a school administrator for 17 years across all grade levels. Currently he is the principal of Ecole Barrie Wilson School, a large K-5 school in Red Deer. He is also an Associate Administration Instructor for the Alberta Teachers Association.


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2905

12:30pm

Helping Stressed Out Overachievers
The pressure and expectation of near-perfect achievement can be a tremendous challenge for super-students (and teachers). Stress is good and normal, and often our highest achievers need coaching from the adults they trust to manage the weight they so often put on their own shoulders. You will learn 7 strategies to use with your super students.

Speakers
VM

Vincent Mireau

Teacher/Psychologist
I am a Psychologist who has changed directions after a decade of teaching. I am the Past President of the ATA Council of School Counsellors, a football coach, Franco-Albertan and a woodworker. I am totally fluent in French and English. I love presenting workshops at teachers conventions... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
1503

12:30pm

CANCELLED - The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Unfortunately, the speaker has had to cancel her session. If you’d like to find out more about this topic, you can email her at shelley.magnusson@ata.ab.ca.

For children, families are a source of learning and love. All too often, however, intimate partner violence can disrupt this family refuge on which children and teens rely for stability, support and nurture. Children’s exposure to domestic violence is much more common than generally believed.The potential consequences of abuse or exposure to violence as a child are also becoming increasingly evident. Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to suffer from biological, social, emotional, and/or cognitive development problems than those who are not. In this session, teachers will learn to recognize the signs of vicarious trauma and receive information on supports available.

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Magnusson

Shelley Magnusson

Executive Staff Officer, Government, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shelley Magnusson is an Executive Staff Officer in the Association's Government program area. Among her chief responsibilities are supporting the ATA's communications and public relations programs. Prior to joining the ATA in 2012, Shelley worked as a middle school teacher, principal... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
GWH 162

12:30pm

Childhood Trauma & The Healing Power of Connection
In Canada 1 in 3 of children are impacted by trauma, while caregivers (including educators) have extremely limited resources as how to identify and help these children heal when they have impacted by adverse experiences. Children affected by trauma can present significant challenges, and often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them. During this session educators will explore the impact of trauma on neurological development, and how it can uniquely present in the classroom. Select, key strategies will be presented to support children and teens following experiences of trauma, including the importance of attachment, connection, and the power of story telling in shifting the adverse impact of trauma on children's development.

Speakers
TS

Tammy Schamuhn

Institute of Child Psychology
I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, Speaker, and Educator. I am the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology and Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres, based out of Leduc and Edmonton.I have been working in private practice... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2601

12:30pm

Stress is a Habit - Let's Make it a Good One
Teaching is stressful, but it can be less stressful. Join Stress Reduction Coach, Victoria Smith, as she shares five tangible strategies to help you stress less in both the classroom and at home. Want to better enjoy your teaching career? Victoria will help give you tools and strategies to reduce daily stress, and in turn these are strategies that you can teach your students to help them manage their own rising stress levels.

Speakers
VS

Victoria Smith

Having contracted shingles twice before the age of 30, Victoria Smith realized that she had a terrible relationship to stress and burnout. Victoria underwent her own journey to re-calibrate her relationship to stress, and years on, she is the founder of Stress Less Ladies. Victoria... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2600

12:30pm

Hands-On Puppet Workshop for Teacher Self-Care and Mental Wellness
Spend a few hours creating your own beautiful self-portrait mask body puppet, using paint, ephemera and other taught techniques. Find your voice and share your story as you choose. The process of making art offers a uniquely creative and symbolic means for self-exploration, celebration and affirmation. Based on WP Puppet Theatre’s award-winning VIEW from the Inside, the program has resonated with youth and adults promoting positive mental health and wellness. Led by VIEW facilitators who are accredited art therapist and artists. This workshop can be just for teachers own self-care or inform programs for students.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Wendy Passmore-Godfrey

Artistic Director, W.P. Puppet Theatre Society
Wendy Passmore –Godfrey, BFA , shares her passion and experience in the art of puppetry, through innovative and explorative projects to enhance the artistic, educational and life experiences of young people. She founded WP Puppet Theatre Society (WPTS) in 1991, and continues as... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 3:30pm
2205

2:15pm

Leading Teacher Learning
The things we say and the questions we ask have a tremendous impact on the climate within our buildings.  The atmosphere within our building can have a direct impact on teacher efficacy and leaning.  This short workshop aims to explore 10 things that leaders at any level should aim to say regularly.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Gonsalvez

Chris Gonsalvez

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Chris is an Executive Staff Officer in Professional development with the Alberta Teachers' Association. He is passionate about teaching, hands on classroom experiences, and co-learning with other educators. Prior to joining the Association in 2018, he was a principal in Lethbridge... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2906

2:15pm

Recognizing the signs of abuse
The first step in helping children impacted by abuse or neglect is learning to recognize the signs. The presence of a single sign does not prove a child is actually being abused, but a closer look at the situation may be warranted when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination with behaviors.

Speakers
MJ

Mark Jones

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2305

2:15pm

Dare to Lead #daringclassrooms
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program. #daringclassrooms is derived from the Dare to Lead curriculum.Brené is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and most recently completed a seven-year study on courageous leadership. She is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead, which also debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly lists.The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams, and organizations move from armoured leadership to daring leadership.Teachers are some of our most important leaders.We can’t always ask our students to take off the armor at home, or even on their way to school, because their emotional and physical safety may require self-protection. But what we can do, and what we are ethically called to do, is create a space in our schools and classrooms where all students can walk in and, for that day or hour, take off the crushing weight of their armor, hang it on a rack, and open their heart to truly being seen.We must be guardians of spaces that allow students to breathe, be curious, and to explore the world and be who they are without suffocation. They deserve one place where they can rumble with vulnerability and their hearts can exhale. And what I know from the research is that we should never underestimate the benefit to a child of having a place to belong—even one—where they can take off their armor. It can and often does change the trajectory of their life.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Knull

Kimberly Knull

Owner, Courageous Leadership
Kimberly Knull is a former teacher, registered psychologist, motivational speaker and trained by Brené Brown as a Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™ facilitator. She’s the owner of Courageous Leadership, co-founder of Momentum Walk-In Counselling Society, recognized as one of Avenue... Read More →



Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
GWH 208

2:15pm

5 Strategies to Immediate Reduce Your Stress
Teaching is stressful, but it can be less stressful. Join Stress Reduction Coach, Victoria Smith, as she shares five tangible strategies to help you stress less in both the classroom and at home. Want to better enjoy your teaching career? Victoria will help give you tools and strategies to reduce daily stress, and in turn these are strategies that you can teach your students to help them manage their own rising stress levels.

Speakers
VS

Victoria Smith

Having contracted shingles twice before the age of 30, Victoria Smith realized that she had a terrible relationship to stress and burnout. Victoria underwent her own journey to re-calibrate her relationship to stress, and years on, she is the founder of Stress Less Ladies. Victoria... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2600

2:15pm

Name That Voice
One of the most powerful tools you have to navigate through everyday life is your voice. It is your communication centre and communicates both verbally and non-verbally from many different aspects of who you are: Tone of voice is related to the voice of your emotions. Emotion colours everything. Your body has a voice you use every day. Your mind has a voice. And your soul has a voice. In this session we will explore understanding tone of voice and how it shows up in communication. We will experience how the voice of the body stimulates the natural healing response; explore the critical voice of the mind the learning tool it is designed for; and we will explore how to listen to the soul’s voice.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Carne

Sharon Carne

Director of Training and Program Development, Sound Wellness Institute
Sharon Carne, BMus, M.F.A., Director of Training and Development for the Sound Wellness Institute, is an author, international speaker, sound therapist, publisher, musician and recording artist. From 1988 to 2016, Sharon was a faculty member of The Conservatory, Mount Royal University... Read More →



Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2901 A