Pre & Post Conference Workshops

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CACUSS 2017 Pre & Post Conference Workshops

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1A: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - Ticket
Saturday, June 10 9:00AM – 5:00PM & Sunday, June 11 9:00AM – 5:00PM | $269.00 | Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) through LivingWorks is internationally recognized, and the world's leading suicide intervention workshop. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1 000 000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. For more information about the ASIST workshop, please visit the LivingWorks website: www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/.
2A: Strengths-Based Resiliance - Ticket
Sunday, June 11 9:00AM – 4:00PM | $199.00 I Relevant to a wide variety of student services professionals, this workshop will present experientially based, concrete, and contextually-relevant resilience skills which can enrich personal lives, and can make work in student services more engaging and meaningful.
3A: International Student Career Development - Ticket
Sunday, June 11 9:00AM – 4:00PM | $199.00 I For international students, career development is uniquely complex and inseparable from challenges like academic planning, maintaining mental wellness navigating the immigration process, and family planning (Li, 2014). Peer networks, international offices, and career services are just a few on-campus resources utilized by international students seeking help with post-graduation goals like finding employment. Many require a level of understanding beyond traditional career exploration support. Our session will explore competencies needed to support international student’s challenges and expectations, as well as how these competencies are beneficial to support other student populations such as Indigenous, New-to-Canada, Refugee, and First Generation students.
4A: The Way is Made by Walking - Ticket
Sunday, June 11 9:00AM – 4:00PM | $69.00 I Join colleagues for a guided reflection walk (~20km) along the Chemin des Outaouais ending at Notre Dame Cathedral, steps from the Conference Centre. In our "on-the-go" profession, creating space for contemplation to keep us grounded while responding to challenges is critical yet often undervalued. At the end of the walk, we will debrief the experience and hear from colleagues about the impact of walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. This workshop invites participants to take a deep breath and integrate inner and outer work - reflection and praxis - as a step toward the future, integrating the past.
6A: Senior Student Affairs Officer Forum - Ticket
Sunday, June 11, 9:00AM – 4:00PM | $199.00 I This Pre-Conference workshop for Senior Student Affairs Officers and has been designed based on feedback collected in January 2017. Based on the feedback received, this pre-conference opportunity will aim to address the following broad goals: The Pre-Conference workshop will include a professional development opportunity, specific to the unique needs of Senior Student Affairs Officers. The Pre-Conference workshop will offer an opportunity for intentional sharing of new projects, challenges, and innovations. The Pre-Conference workshop will offer an opportunity to begin exploring the role of SSAO within CACUSS and identify next steps for re-engaging these leaders within the CACUSS community.
6B: Senior Student Affairs Officer Forum - **Morning Only** - Ticket
Sunday, June 11, 9:00AM – 4:00PM | Morning Only - $99.00 I This Pre-Conference workshop for Senior Student Affairs Officers and has been designed based on feedback collected in January 2017. Based on the feedback received, this pre-conference opportunity will aim to address the following broad goals: The Pre-Conference workshop will include a professional development opportunity, specific to the unique needs of Senior Student Affairs Officers. The Pre-Conference workshop will offer an opportunity for intentional sharing of new projects, challenges, and innovations. The Pre-Conference workshop will offer an opportunity to begin exploring the role of SSAO within CACUSS and identify next steps for re-engaging these leaders within the CACUSS community.
1B: Online training for student leaders - Ticket
Sunday, June 11 9:00AM – 12:00PM | $99.00 I This is a Leadership Educators COP sponsored session. Be where the students are. In 2017, this means being online. The trend to online and blended learning approaches extends outside the classroom as many Student Services units recognize the attractiveness of online learning for our ever-diversifying student populations. Through a mix of lecturettes, group work, discussion, and the insight of an expert panel, this interactive pre-conference will provide leadership educators with the opportunity to develop a draft online training program for their student leadership group.
1C: Innovative Strategies for Promoting Student Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning - Ticket
Sunday, June 11 1:00PM – 4:00PM | $99.00 I Research is becoming increasingly convincing that subtle shifts within classroom contexts create a profound impact on student wellbeing. This interactive workshop will share the research, action, and innovations of three institutions who are creatively engaging faculty to promote student wellbeing. Resources will highlight outcomes from wellbeing projects, tips on engaging faculty champions, strategies for establishing effective partnerships and more. Participants will create an asset-map of their institutions to consider the opportunities that already exist to collaborate. Get ready to define, discover, dream and design new ways you can engage faculty in designing teaching and learning environments that enhance student wellbeing.
2C: Canada's 150th Birthday in Context - Ticket
Sunday, June 11 1:00PM – 4:00PM | $99.00 I With the 2017 CACUSS conference happening in Ottawa on unceded Algonquin territory during the year of the 150th Birthday the Community of Practise for NASSA is suggesting that participants take some time to analyze the role that their institutions are playing in the ongoing efforts of reconciliation in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to share best practises about how this can be done respectfully and with an approach of Indigenizing their institutions from within.
Post-Conference: Working Together: Developing Standards of Practice for Disability Service Professionals - Ticket
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:00AM – 3:00PM | Shaw Centre, Ottawa I $50.00, includes lunch I Following up on last year’s successful post-conference workshop, the Accessibility & Inclusion CoP will be hosting a second full-day post-conference day to continue working on developing Standards of Practice for Disability Service Professionals. This will be an interactive, participation-based day with the opportunity to participate in working groups with colleagues across the country.
Post-Conference: Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Education: Making a Positive Impact on Student Mental Health - Ticket
Thursday, June 15 9:00AM – 5:00PM I Friday, June 16 9:00AM – 12:00PM I Shaw Centre, Ottawa $125 I The Best Practices Network is launching an inaugural annual conference at CACUSS on June 15 and 16, 2017. The conference will provide an opportunity for student affairs professionals from across the country to hear from experts and share their experiences with mental health program delivery, stepped care, integrated wellness models, campus mental health literacy initiatives, transferability of mental health programming across post-secondary institutions and assessment and evaluation in mental health programming. In addition, we will identify gaps and needs that can be met through the Best Practices Network, and existing resources, research and networks that can be leveraged to support the success of the initiative and its benefits to institutions and students.

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