Theme

THEME: In from the Margins: Telling our Story and Leading through Innovation 

The world of work has experienced significant disruption since the pandemic began nearly two years ago. Our CE units and our work are now on the center stage. Work we have quietly done at the margins of our institutions, such as, supporting access to equity-deserving groups, providing upskilling and reskilling training, and collaborating with employers to customize learning solutions for their workforce, is now experiencing increased visibility. In parallel, we have seen an increase in focus and funding by all levels of government for targeted upskilling and reskilling. With the rise in visibility and increase in funding opportunities comes increased competition. Competition from within our institutions, from other sectors of post-secondary institutions, and from private providers is on the rise. There are attempts to encroach upon and, in some cases, dominate in our field of practice.  

In response to these threats, our 2022 Deans and Directors’ meeting focuses on addressing two questions intended to maintain and build our competitive advantage: (1) How do we ensure funders and other key decision-makers are aware of the collective expertise and impact of university continuing education? And (2) How do we continuously leverage emerging technology to improve learner experience and operational efficiencies? 

Agenda

Thursday, February 24, 2022

12:30 - 1:45 pm (ET) Welcome and 2-Minute Speed Round Table Networking Session
1:45 - 2:00 pm Break ​
2:00 - 3:00 pm

EdTech Implications of the Shift from Transactional to Lifelong Education  

Presenter:  Brian Kibby, President, Modern Campus 

3:00 - 3:10 pm

Break

3:10 - 4:20 pm

World Café - Mapping the Student Lifecycle to Emerging Tech/EdTech 

Facilitator: TBA 

4:20 pm

Wrap up and introduction to day 2

 

Friday, February 25, 2022

12:30 - 1:00 pm Welcome and CAUCE Updates
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Advocacy and Lobbying 101 for UCE 

Presenter: Laurent Carbonneau, Senior Government Relations Officer, Universities Canada 

Moderator: Sheila LeBlanc, Director, Continuing Education, University of Calgary 

2:00 - 2:15 pm

Break

10:45 – 11:45 am 

A New Approach to Data Collection: Refining our data collection goals, instrument and process 

Presenters: TBD, Academica Group

Exciting Next Steps in our Data Collection Journey 

Facilitator: TBD

3:30 pm

Wrap up

Registration

Fee: $50.00

Register online via the Member365 portal: https://cauce.member365.ca/

Refund Policy: Full refunds minus a $10.00 administration fee will be given prior to 4:30 pm EST, February 15, 2022. No refunds will be issued after February 20, 2022. Substitutions will be allowed with the permission of CAUCE.

Institutional data collection

Please 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 mid January. If you do not receive your unique link, please contact the CAUCE secretariat.

Submit the one-pager and online survey by February 21.

Past meetings

Deans and Directors of our institutional members looking for the reports from previous Deans and Directors' meetings may log in to the member portal to download the reports from the Deans and Directors Workspace.

Deans and Directors of our institutional members looking for the reports from previous Deans and Directors' meetings may log in to the member portal to download the reports from the Deans and Directors Workspace.

 

Annual regional meetings

Western Deans and Directors Meeting (WDD)– An informal group of western deans and directors who meet yearly in the fall.

TBD

The Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning (OCULL) is a professional association of educators who develop and deliver degree and non-degree continuing education programs. Visit their website for information about the next fall retreat.