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Wednesday, May 28

1 – 4 p.m. PD Activities

Golf Lesson presented by our Golf Club Management program
How to Use Your Digital Camera presented our Photography and Digital Imaging program
Residential Energy Savings 101 presented by our Energy Systems Engineering Technology program
Cooking Lesson presented by our Culinary Arts program

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Conference Registration

Registration will take place in the Centre for Community Engagement, located across the quadrangle from Glendenning Hall.

4:30 – 10 p.m. Social Events

Join us for a tour and tasting at the PEI Brewing Company, followed by a kitchen party at The Culinary Institute of Canada! Transportation provided.

Thursday, May 29

7 – 8 a.m. Morning Fitness

Join us at the Centre for Community Engagement to limber up and get ready for a brain-busting day!

Hatha Yoga with Aila Arsenault
CCE Room 215
Hatha Yoga is like a meditation in motion, which will help create a balance in your physical and mental being. It is a useful tool in your daily life and a compliment to any activity to help prevent injury and potentially promote healing in all aspects of your life.This is a moderate yoga class.  Experience is not necessary but helpful, so don’t be shy! If you have questions or concerns, feel free to ask. Classes are designed to build strength and flexibility while practicing to quiet the mind. Maximum 20 people. To reserve your free spot please contact Nadine Moore at nrmoore@hollandcollege.com.

TRX-RIP with Carrie Weatherbie
CCE Gymnasium
Originally created to meet the needs of combat sport athletes and physical therapists, Rip Training variable resistance exercise is a multifaceted approach to strength and cardiovascular conditioning that challenges you in all three planes of motion every rep, every set, every workout. Equally adept as a rehab tool, a strength and conditioning tool, and a regenerative tool, the Rip Trainer is an exceptionally versatile tool for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and beginners alike.
Maximum 9 people. To reserve your free spot please contact Nadine Moore at nrmoore@hollandcollege.com.

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

Join us in the Credit Union Café in the Charlottetown Centre for a delicious breakfast.

8:45 Greetings from Dr. Brian McMillan
Gym, CCE

8:55 – 10:45 a.m. Session 1: Keynote Speaker Bill Carr
Acting Up: Creating Your Future with a Positive Approach to Change
Centre for Community Engagement

The only permanent certainty is change. You can either be negatively affected by change or you can positively direct it. Acting Up is about taking charge of the roles in your life and creating your future with insight, creativity  and fearlessness.

“All the world’s a stage…” said Shakespeare and the play that is your life is in your creative hands more than you know. What roles do you play, who is cast in your show and what is going to happen? The future is coming and you will either create it or be created by it. In Acting Up we find out how to create the role of your life and live it to the full.

10:45 – 11 a.m. Nutrition Break

Take a break to stretch your legs and freshen up. Snacks will be served on the second floor of the Centre for Applied Science and Technology building, which faces the quadrangle.

11 – 11:45 a.m. Session 2: Concurrent Sessions

2A: Learning Disabled Versus Struggling Learners

Dr. Greg McKenna, Holland College

This session will describe an institutional review of who is utilizing student support services for learning needs and  the resources they require.

2B: Transitioning to university – A way forward

Dave Cormier, UPEI

The transition from high school to university can be difficult for many. The challenge for institutions looking to support that transition is that each student is faced with a variety of different obstacles. Partnering with universities as varied as MIT and the University of the South Pacific, UPEI has been building a transitions program that attempts to address both the literacies that will help students to be successful and some of the content that will help them prepare for their first day of classes. This presentation will discuss ways in which a self-assessment and self-remediation model is being created to allow students to customize supports to address their particular concerns.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Tailgate Luncheon catered by The Culinary Institute of Canada

The Holland Hurricanes Football Club has become renowned for the quality of the tailgate party it hosts at home games. Join us to sample some of the delicious offerings Atlantic Football League fans have been raving about.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Session 3: Regional Roundup

Hosted by Larissa MacEachern

Find out what other post-secondary institutions have been up to. Each institution will give a five-minute presentation on what’s new and exciting in their schools.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Group Photo

Join us on the steps of the Centre for Applied Science and Technology building for a group photo.

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Session 4: Concurrent Sessions

4A: Helping Students Start Smart

Mora Giovanetti, Interim Director of Recruitment
Cape Breton University

Literature on retention and student success recognizes the importance of students starting off on the right foot, identifying the first 40 days from the start of classes as particularly influential. Yet as newcomers to PSE, first-year students often spend much time and effort at the start of their programs simply learning how to navigate the university system.  So what can be done prior to the first 40 days to prepare students for a smart start on Day One?  In considering this question, Student Services at Cape Breton University came up with the Start Smart! Program.

Though some said, “Don’t bother, they won’t come,” the planning committees took specific steps that resulted in meaningful change in students’ transitions from high school to post-secondary education. The program involved an overhaul of the first-year advising experience, orientation programming, and communication strategy. This presentation will outline CBU’s efforts to date and next steps, as well as a discussion on the practices that equip students with what they need to succeed.

4B: Articulations – Best Practices & Student Experiences

Melissa Josey, Information Officer Holland College Admissions &
Robyn McIntosh, Student Recruitment Officer Communications, Marketing and Student Recruitment, Mount Saint Vincent University

There has been an effort to improve student mobility between and within post-secondary institutions across Canada.  Today,  students not only want choice, they want multiple educational experiences. On application forms in 2013, 27 per cent of Holland College applicants indicated they would like to move on to university after graduation. In the same year, Mount Saint Vincent University had a transfer student population of 25 per cent.  In Atlantic Canada, post-secondary institutions recognize a growing need to encourage and support transfer students.  Join Robyn, Melissa and their panel of experts to explore student experiences and best practices with respect to articulation and transfer agreements between institutions.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Nutrition Break

Take a break to stretch your legs and freshen up. Snacks will be served on the second floor of the Centre for Applied Science and Technology building, which faces the quadrangle.

4 – 4:45 p.m. Session 5

AARAO Schedule – When are they coming?

Allison Doughart, Coordinator of Student Recruitment
Holland College &
Jason Thibodeau, College Administrator
Maritime College of Forest Technology

Get a “behind the scenes” look at how the AARAO schedule comes together, as well as an explanation of why the tour is scheduled to be in certain areas at certain times, and why individual school times are selected.  The 2014 schedule will be released in this session.

4:45 – 6 p.m. Free time

6 p.m. Bus departs for Awards Dinner at the Tourism and Culinary Centre

6:15 – 8:30 p.m. Reception and Awards Dinner

Reception & Awards Dinner

9 p.m. Social Event: Transitioning from Work to Play!

Montgomery Cafeteria, Tourism and Culinary Centre.
Join us for an evening of dancing and fun as we wrap up our conference with the sensational local band FACES!

Friday, May 30

7 – 8 a.m. Morning Fitness

Join us at the Centre for Community Engagement to limber up and get ready for another brain-busting day!

Hatha Yoga with Aila Arsenault
CCE Room 215
Hatha Yoga is like a meditation in motion, which will help create a balance in your physical and mental being. It is a useful tool in your daily life and a compliment to any activity to help prevent injury and potentially promote healing in all aspects of your life.This is a moderate yoga class.  Experience is not necessary but helpful, so don’t be shy! If you have questions or concerns, feel free to ask. Classes are designed to build strength and flexibility while practicing to quiet the mind. Maximum 20 people. To reserve your free spot please contact Nadine Moore at nrmoore@hollandcollege.com.

TRX-RIP with Carrie Weatherbie
CCE Gymnasium
Originally created to meet the needs of combat sport athletes and physical therapists, Rip Training variable resistance exercise is a multifaceted approach to strength and cardiovascular conditioning that challenges you in all three planes of motion every rep, every set, every workout. Equally adept as a rehab tool, a strength and conditioning tool, and a regenerative tool, the Rip Trainer is an exceptionally versatile tool for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and beginners alike.
Maximum 9 people. To reserve your free spot please contact Nadine Moore at nrmoore@hollandcollege.com.

8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast

Join us in the Credit Union Café in the Charlottetown Centre for a delicious breakfast.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Session 6
Moving to post-secondary schooling: the mental health challenge and possible ways to help

Dr. Stan Kutcher
Centre for Community Engagement

Dr. Kutcher will review the issue of mental health as it relates to post-secondary education and will provide some useful considerations and resources for addressing mental health promotion and mental disorder in the campus setting.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Nutrition Break

Take a break to stretch your legs and freshen up. Snacks will be served on the second floor of the Centre for Applied Science and Technology building, which faces the quadrangle.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Session 7: Concurrent Sessions

7A: Re-Igniting the Flame

Joan Diamond, Coordinator, Transitions program, Holland College

Join the Holland College Transitions program staff as they demonstrate how they help intermediate and senior high school students get engaged in learning about post-secondary options. Joan Diamond will describe methods and strategies used to help teens make informed decisions about post-secondary.  Participants will have time to see demonstrations and discuss some of the more popular activities with the Transitions program mentors who facilitate them.

 7B: An authentic look at the value of recruitment

Mark Kolanko, St.FX University

In the ever-evolving world of post-secondary education, the work of recruitment professionals has quickly become a primary focus of universities and colleges and a major factor in determining organizational success.  As a result, it is vital to have a genuine understanding of the fundamental value recruitment brings to the table. In this session we will explore questions such as:

  • How do you define the world of recruitment?
  • How can you maximize your value contribution to your team and to your organization?
  • What is your role in supporting student success?
  • How can you embrace chaos as an opportunity for growth and development?

In true Interchange fashion, come share ideas and exchange stories in a participatory session that will extend your conference learning into the meaningful day to day work you do in supporting student success.

 

11:15 a.m. Bagged Lunch

Grab a delicious bagged lunch and sit with new friends or old!

1 – 3 p.m. Optional Campus Tours of Summerside Waterfront Campus & The Atlantic Police Academy

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