Annual Deans and Directors Meeting

Deans & Directors 2017
Thursday, March 2  & Friday March 3, 2017
Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville


An annual meeting of CAUCE Deans and Directors (Institutional Members only) held in Toronto ON. The meeting is structured to expand the opportunity for institutional members to network and dialogue about continuing education issues and trends.

THEME 2017:

Changing Landscape: The New Learner

The needs and expectations of learners are changing as a result of many factors including demographic shifts, the rapid change in technologies, socio-factors, economic and political environments. As the climate shifts, continuing education units have an opportunity to lead their respective institutions in responding to the ‘New Learner’. Join your colleagues in Toronto to learn more!


Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:30 – 8:30 am  Registration and Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am  President’s Welcome
8:30 – 10:00 am  Speed Round Table (90 Second Updates)
10:00 – 10:30 am  Nutrition & Networking Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Speaker Presentation – David Porter, eCampus Ontario
  Topic: Learning Experience:: Experiential Learning:: The Search for Authentic in Online Learning
12:00 – 1:30 pm  Buffet Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm  Speaker Presentation – John Tannous, Associate Director, EAB
  Topic: The Changing Post-Secondary Educational Landscape
3:00 – 3:30 pm   Nutrition & Networking Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm   CAUCE Business and Open Mike (WINTN- What I Need To Know is…)
6:00 – 8:00 pm   Reception and Cash Bar

Friday, March 3, 2017
8:00 – 9:45 am  Regional Deans and Directors Breakfast Meetings
10:00 – 11:30 am  Rotational Roundtable Discussions
11:30 – 12:30  Speaker Presentation – Alice Warren, Vice Provost for Continuing Education, McKimmon Centre for Extension and Continuing Education, and Interim Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement, North Carolina State University, and President, UPCEA, 2016-2017
  Topic:  Designer Education: A Future With More Educational Choices
12:30 – 1:30 pm  Buffet Lunch
1:30 pm   Safe Travels!


Registration services are being provided by the University of Saskatchewan.  Fees: $500 (by January 31); $550 (February 1 – March 2)

If you require assistance with registration for the Deans and Directors Meeting, please call 306-966-5539 or email

Full refunds minus a $25.00 administration fee will be given prior to 4:30 pm ET, February 7, 2017. No refunds will be issued after February 7, 2017. Substitutions will be allowed with permission of CAUCE.


Use this reporting template to submit your one-page report that will be included in the meeting package.

An online data collection survey was sent to your inbox in early December. If you did not received your unique link, please contact the CAUCE Secretariat.


Arrangements have been made at the Intercontinental Toronto YorkvilleWe have arranged for a special rate of $195.00 per night based on single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes and fees. For hotel reservations phone 1-416-324-5900 or 1-800-267-0010. Quote the group: Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) or block code CQ8. Online booking is not available for this event.

The cut-off date for reservations is 5:00 pm (EST) January 30, 2017, but we would appreciate you book your room prior to December 23rd if possible so that we are able to make important attrition decisions. That being said, CAUCE has committed to confirming a certain number of blocked rooms for this event so we respectfully ask that you please enjoy your stay at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville.  The special rate is not bookable past January 30th. Please book you room in advance of this deadline.


Daily Self Parking Fee: $12 (7:00 am – 6:00 pm); $6.00 overnight maximum from 6:00 pm – 7:00 am. $1.75 per 1/2 hr (no in & out privileges). Covered valet parking $10 per hour (up to $35), Overnight Valet parking, $35 (CAD)


CAUBO has signed an agreement with Union Pearson (UP) Express offering CAUBO members fast, stress-free, dependable one way trips between Toronto Pearson Airport and Union Station (downtown) for only $9. Click here to learn more and to reserve your trip.