Professional Development Committee

About the Committee

CAUCE has, as one of its priorities, a mandate and a commitment to the ongoing professional development of staff at member institutions, and of subscriber members. To this end, the Professional Development Committee has a very broad authority to conduct needs assessments, recommend programs to the Executive and, with Executive approval, to design and offer professional development programs. In its work, the Committee will be conscious of regional professional development priorities and work closely with the Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning, the Atlantic Provinces Association for Continuing University Education, and the Western Deans and Directors Group to assure optimal use of member resources for this activity.

Members of the Professional Development Committee shall be recruited from the membership-at-large and approved and appointed by the Executive for a term of two years, with a maximum of six years on the Committee.

The Committee will focus on the following:

  1. to work with the host of the annual conference in jointly planning the format and content of the Professional Development Day, as well as present a concurrent session with the hosting institution retaining full responsibility for physical and administrative arrangements;
  2. to work with the Bulletin, other CAUCE publications and, where possible, other adult education associations to assure widespread dissemination of knowledge about planned professional development events;
  3. to consider the provision of support for interest-specific groups and their subsequent role in professional development (e.g., Deans/Directors, marketing specialists, administrators);
  4. to assess the need for annual practice and management seminars, working with member institutions at the regional and local levels to assure effective use of member resources in professional development programming, and with consideration given to a range of possible programming suppliers and delivery means; and,
  5. to consider the role of distance education and distance education technology in professional development of university continuing educators.

Committee Members

Mr. Ben Akoh
Program Director, Continuing Education, Extended Education
University of Manitoba
Extended Education,
166 Extended Education Complex
Winnipeg, R3T 2N2, MB

Phone: 204-480-1822
Fax: 204-474-7660
Email: ben.akoh@ad.umanitoba.ca

Ms. Sandie Cheney
Program Director, Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension
Mount Royal University
Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension,
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, T3E 6K6, AB

Phone: 403-440-6864
Fax: 403-440-6670
Email: scheney@mtroyal.ca

Ms. Raquel Collins
Senior Program Leader, Technology, Media & Professional Programs, UBC Continuing Studies
The University of British Columbia
UBC Continuing Studies,
410 – 5950 University Boulevard
Vancouver, V6T 1Z3, BC

Phone: 604-822-8666
Fax: 604-822-1499
Email: raquel.collins@ubc.ca

Ms. Janice Cooke
Manager, Client Development and Learner Services, Centre for Extended Learning
University of Waterloo
Centre for Exrtended Learning,
200 University Avenue
Waterloo, N2L 3G1, ON

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 34925
Fax: 519-746-4607
Email: jcooke@uwaterloo.ca

Ms. Marina De Bona
Program and Logistics Manager, Division of Continuing Education
York University
Rm 116 Atkinson,
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, M3J 1P3, ON

Phone: 416-650-8049
Fax: 416-650-8042
Email: mdebona@yorku.ca
Ms. Ratka Janjic
Senior Manager, Corporate Learning and Continuing Education
MacEwan University
School of Continuing Education,
10050 MacDonald Dr., Office 628
Edmonton, T5J 2B7, AB

Phone: 780-497-5718
Fax: 780-497-5200
Email: janjicr@macewan.ca
Mr. Daniel Lynds
ELearning Instructional Designer, Centre for Life Long Learning
University of Prince Edward Island
Centre for Life-Long Learning,
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, C1A 4P3, PE

Phone: 902-566-0790
Fax: 902-566-0451
Email: dlynds@upei.ca
Ms. Gerry Martin
(Chair)Program Director, Exec & Professional Development, Division of Continuing Education
Saint Mary’s University
Division of Continuing Education,
923 Robie Street
Halifax, B3H 3C3, NS

Phone: 902-420-5167
Fax: 902-420-5284
Email: gerry.martin@smu.ca
Ms. Dawne Ramsahoye
(Chair)Program Manager, Career and Professional Development
McGill University
School of Continuing Studies,
1240-688 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, H3A 3R1, PQ

Phone: 514-398-1261
Fax: 514-398-3108
Email: dawne.ramsahoye@mcgill.ca