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2018 Higher Education Summit - Program listing

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  • Day 1 - Nov. 24


  • Day 2 - Nov. 25


  • Day 3 - Nov. 26


  • Gala - Nov. 26


  • Post - Nov. 27


  • Post - Nov. 28


  • Delegates in this highly interactive workshop will gain a greater understanding of good governance principles and concepts and the roles and responsibilities of board members and board staff. This session is mandatory for the good governance certificate. The session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Breakfast (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and lunch available.
    Board Excellence program
    Where
    Birchwood, Mezzanine level

  • This workshop will help student governors grow in their role through a learning and networking opportunity. The session will explore the unique issues facing student governors face and how governors can contribute at the board table. This session counts as one elective credit towards the advanced good governance certificate. This session is open only to Ontario student governors. Dinner available.
    Board Excellence program
    Where
    Chestnut, Mezzanine level

  • In this thought provoking and practical presentation, Vince Molinaro will help you become the truly accountable leader your organization needs you to be. The session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. This is a mandatory session for Ontario College Leadership Excellence participants. The session is only available to conference registrants. Breakfast available at 7 a.m.
    Leadership Excellence program
    Where
    TBD

  • Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between the president, board chair and other board members and will strategize on how to contribute to -- or facilitate -- a healthy and smart dialogue at board meetings. This session is mandatory for the good governance certificate. The session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Breakfast available at 7 a.m.
    Board Excellence program
    Where
    Chestnut, Mezzanine level

  • In this 90-minute session, external experts will discuss the board’s role in the oversight of the risk management function, the key principles of effective risk oversight, and ways to ensure appropriate alignment of an organization’s strategy and its risk. This session is mandatory for the advanced good governance certificate. This session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff. Breakfast available at 7 a.m.
    Board Excellence program
    Where
    TBD

  • Practicing mindfulness – being present and remaining a positive force. Breakfast available at 7:30 a.m.
    Where
    TBD

  • Leveraging a series of case studies, delegates will put into practice the key risk management concepts learned in part one. Real-life college examples and discussions with board members from across the sector will enhance the learning experience. This session is mandatory for the advanced good governance certificate. This session is open to Ontario and non-Ontario college governors and board staff.
    Board Excellence program
    Where
    TBD

  • The Toronto Star national affairs columnist and CBC panellist looks at the current political landscape in Canada.
    Where
    Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

  • The distinguished Stellenbosch University professor, activist and award-winning author will discuss leadership, transformation and education.
    Plenary sessions
    Where
    Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

  • Crises can emerge unexpectedly with astonishing speed and unpredictable consequences. This session, led by an internationally known expert who has worked extensively in the post-secondary sector, shows how to respond effectively to a crisis. This session counts as one (1) elective credit for the advanced good governance certificate or the college leadership excellence certificate. Open to all.
    Board Excellence program
    Concurrent sessions
    Leadership Excellence program
    Where
    TBD

  • Learn how to use social media and content marketing to enhance your organization’s reputation.
    Concurrent sessions
    Where
    TBD

  • Plenary sessions
    Where
    Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

  • This session will show how coaching is very different from other management styles. Participants will learn the importance of the coach’s role as a developer of people. This session counts as one (1) elective credit for the advanced good governance certificate or the leadership excellence certificate. Open to all.
    Board Excellence program
    Concurrent sessions
    Leadership Excellence program
    Where
    TBD

  • An examination of how colleges address freedom of expression and campus safety when student groups and others organize public demonstrations.
    Concurrent sessions
    Where
    TBD

  • Delegates will learn practical techniques to build personal resilience and achieve results in high-pressure situations. This session counts as one (1) elective credit for the advanced good governance certificate or the leadership excellence certificate) Open to all.
    Board Excellence program
    Concurrent sessions
    Leadership Excellence program
    Where
    TBD

  • Concurrent sessions
    Where
    TBD

  • Concurrent sessions
    Where
    TBD

  • Presentation of the 2018 Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
    Where
    Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

  • Keynote address
    Plenary sessions
    Where
    Grand Ballroom, lower concourse

  • Presentation of the 2018 Premier's Awards for outstanding graduates of Ontario colleges. Comedian James Cunningham, the host of the TV show, Eat St., returns as the MC for the gala celebration.
    Where
    Grand Ballroom, lower concourse