Annual Deans and Directors Meeting

Deans & Directors Meeting 2019

Thursday, February 28  & Friday, March 1, 2019
Kimpton Saint George, Toronto


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: Champions for Change and Innovation

As leaders in lifelong learning, we are committed to our role in supporting our universities to provide access to diverse learners in our communities and beyond. To be relevant now and in the future, we collaborate with multiple stakeholders to develop and offer programs that fulfill professional goals and nurture personal growth. At this year’s Deans and Directors Meeting, the focus is on learning from leaders in innovation to explore the changing needs at our institutions and in our communities from employers, government and charitable organizations. Drawing on our collective experience and expertise, we will focus on our role as change agents in our institutions, communities, and most of all, individual lives.


Thursday, February 28, 2019 
7:30 – 8:30 amRegistration and Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 10:00 amWelcome and 2-Minute Round Table Reports
10:30 – 12:00 noon

Humans Wanted: The Coming Skills Revolution
Kirk Dudtschak, Executive Vice-President, Personal & Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Canada

12:00 – 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 – 3:00 pmPro Action Café
3:30 – 4:30 pmAn Interview with Universities Canada
Wendy Therrien, Director, External Relations and Research, Universities Canada
Interviewed by: Amrit Ahluwalia, Managing Editor, The EvoLLLution
6:00 – 8:00 pmReception
Friday, March 1, 2019 
8:30 – 10:00 amRegional Deans’ and Directors’ Breakfast Meetings
10:15 – 11:15 am

The Post-Secondary Experience in the Truth and Reconciliation Era
Laura Arndt, Vice-President of Education, Indspire

11:15 – 12:30 pmCAUCE Business and Updates
12:30 – 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmSafe Travels


Fees:$525 (by January 31); $550 (February 1 – March 1)

Click here for online registration. Registration services are being provided by the University of Saskatchewan.  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 8, 2019. No refunds will be issued after February 8, 2019. 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 will be sent to your inbox in early December. If you do not receive your unique link, please contact the CAUCE Secretariat.


Arrangements have been made at the Kimpton Saint George. We have arranged for a special rate of $250.00 per night based on single occupancy plus applicable taxes and fees.

For hotel reservations phone at 1-877-660-8550 and quote the group: Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) or book online here.

The cut-off date for reservations is 5:00 pm (EST) January 30, 2019, 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 Kimpton Saint George.  The special rate is not bookable past January 30th. Please book your room in advance of this deadline.


Onsite valet parking is $50 per day for 24 hour, self parking is $45 per day for 24 hour.


Located on Bloor Street West between St. George Street and Huron Street, Kimpton Saint George Hotel is your home base in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, on the northern border of downtown.

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