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Upcoming Events

Creative Minds Conference

Date: November 04, 2017

Region(s): North

Location: Valleyview

Welcome to the 2nd Early Childhood "Creative Minds" Conference in Valleyview Alberta. This conference is for parents with children 0-6 and those working with children 0 - 12 years old. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible and therefore have tried to find sessions of interest for the following; Parents, Early Childhood Educators, Preschool Teachers, Day-Home Providers, Out of School Care, Support Staff, Educational Assistants working from K to 3, Inclusive Care Support, Parent Link, Kindergarten Teachers, Family Literacy type Programs, as well as High School or College students looking to work with children. If you work with families or have staff that would benefit from this conference please share with them. The deadline to register is October 27th and early registrations make planning easier both for the committee and presenters, so please be mindful of the date. We are also very excited to be having Ken Bishop with Friends Forever Puppets come to our conference to provide a keynote, a conference session on puppetry and at 5pm he will be doing a puppet show at the Library for the community. This is a free presentation for children and families at the library, thanks to the sponsorship of Valleyview Royal Purple and Valleyview Friends of the Library. You can download and print the last page of the registration package to use as a poster to advertise for Friends Forever Puppets and share with families you know. Let’s make sure he has a nice warm welcome from our Families! CLICK HERE to download the conference registration package. To register, or for more information, email Christin at valleyview@ssdcs.ca

Rural Routes Training Event: ESL Tutor Training/ESL Games/Workplace English and more!

Date: November 07, 2017

Region(s): West Central

Location: Blue Heron Support Services Barrhead

Blue Heron Support Services is hosting a two day Rural Routes learning event! DAY ONE Tuesday, November 7th ESL Tutor Training (9am-12pm) Lunch (12pm-1pm) ESL Tool Kit of Educational Games and Activities (1pm-4pm) Break (4pm-4:15pm) English in the Workplace (4:15pm-5:15) DAY TWO Wednesday, November 8th Starting or Inheriting an ESL program (9am-12pm) (Information for Program Coordinators) Lunch (12pm-1pm) Intro to Canadian Language Benchmarks (1pm-4pm)   There will be some light snacks throughout the day. Details regarding lunch will be finalized when the number of participants is known.   To register, please contact: Sarah Stafford Email: sarah.stafford@bhssa.caPhone: 780-674-4944 ext 318

UP Skills for Work Webinar: Information for Community Organizations (Western & Northern Canada)

Date: November 07, 2017

Location: Online

Join your ABC Life Literacy Canada Programs Coordinator, Allison for a webinar to learn about UP Skills for Work, our new workplace literacy program for adult learners. Contact Allison (anichollongtin@abclifeliteracy.ca) for a link to register for the webinar. We'll discuss: Program content How UP Skills for Work helps adult learners develop key employability skills in a non-judgmental, supportive environment How you can bring the program to your organization

ESL Tutor Training

Date: November 08, 2017

Region(s): South

Location: 40 Mile Community Adult Learning Association - (Bow Island E-Free Church 214 4 Avenue W)

Participants will learn how to design task-based lessons that address learner interests and needs while providing language input, opportunities to practice language skills, and feedback. To register contact: info@40milecala.ca

Teaching ESL Literacy Learners

Date: November 09, 2017

Region(s): South

Location: 40 Mile Community Adult Learning Association - (Bow Island E-Free Church 214 4 Avenue W)

Participants will learn how to recognize ESL literacy learners and distinguish between different literacy levels. Participants will explore principles, strategies, and resources for teaching ESL literacy learners. To register contact: info@40milecala.ca

QuickBooks Desktop Accounting Course

Date: November 15, 2017

Region(s): North, West Central, East Central, Central, South

Location: Online - Delivered by Business IQ Training

This is a great online learning opportunity for CALP staff who would like QuickBooks training. Dates: Wednesday nights – Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13 Cost: CALP staff price - $262.50 (GST included) Each participant will need the 2017 QuickBooks program and two screens (one for the program and one for the webinar). CALPs can contact http://www.intuit.ca/intuit-products/index.jsp to request Educational Software (allow a week to receive the download). This course is offered by Business IQ Training, who instructed the Budgeting and Finance 101 for CALPs at the recent Symposium. For more information and to register, call Business IQ Training at 780-672-2672.

Magic Carpet Ride (Wetaskiwin 2017)

Date: November 17, 2017

Region(s): West Central

Location: NorQuest College - Wetaskiwin Campus

Magic Carpet Ride Facilitator Training Registration for this training event is now closed. Trainers: Jayne Clark & Sandy Ireland, CanLearn Society This training will enable participants to: Learn how to set up and conduct a Magic Carpet Ride Program in their community Consider ways to use or adapt Magic Carpet Ride materials to meet the needs of families in their programs Participants will have opportunities to learn a variety of strategies and practices that can easily be implemented in family literacy programs The focus will be on: Facilitating adult/parent learning Using children’s books with parents and children Making use of everyday materials and teachable moments to support learning in families Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Deadline to register: Monday, November 6, 2017.  (A Minimum of 8 participants is required to run this training.) Registration Fee (inlcudes training materials, lunch and snacks): CALP-funded organizations, First Nations College or CCI Staff: $50.00 Other agencies: $100.00 For more information, please contact: Rebecca StillCLN Regional Support Staff - West-Central Regionwest@calp.ca780-554-6376 Cancellation and Refund Guideline/Procedure: If you are unable to attend a training event, you must notify Community Learning Network via email of all cancellations prior to the first day of the training. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal. If Notice of Cancellation is given 10 or more business days before the training event, the registration fee is eligible for a refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. If Notice of Cancellation is given fewer than 10 business days before the first day of the training event, the registration fee is nonrefundable.   Refunds will be applied to the original form of payment (i.e. the credit account used to pay for the registration).

Building Blocks (High River 2017)

Date: November 21, 2017

Region(s): South

Location: Literacy for Life Foundation, High River, AB

Building Blocks Facilitator Training Registration for this training is now closed. Trainers: Dadye Teschl & Judy Goyette-Marsh, Literacy for Life Foundation Participants in the Building Blocks Facilitators Training will receive basic training to become an In-Home Literacy Builder. Many of these strategies can be transferred to other types of literacy programming or used by other early years programs. Participants will improve their understanding, knowledge and skills of: Family Literacy The nine essential skills and how to integrate those skills into every day literacy activities with a primary focus on the adult/parent Early language and literacy development How people learn (learning styles, brain architecture, adult learning principles) Barriers to learning Integration of skills and knowledge within the home Parenting Strategies that promote literacy and learning in everyday activities to create a positive learning environment within the family. Builders will be involved in “hands-on” experiences through games, in-home visitations scenarios and other literacy activities that will help them facilitate the parents'/adults' learning. These skills will allow Builders to expand or adapt the program to better serve adults with children ages 0-6 in their own communities. Dates: November 21 & 22, 2017 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (both days) Deadline to register: Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  (A Minimum of 8 participants is required to run this training.) Registration Fee (inlcudes training materials, lunch and snacks): CALP-funded organizations, First Nations College or CCI Staff: $100.00 Other agencies: $200.00 For more information, please contact: Emily Robinson LeclairCLN Regional Support Staff, South Regionsouth@calp.ca403-801-7278 Cancellation and Refund Guideline/Procedure: If you are unable to attend a training event, you must notify Community Learning Network via email of all cancellations prior to the first day of the training. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal. • Notice of Cancellation that is given 10 or more business days before the training event will ensure your registration fee is eligible for a refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. • If Notice of Cancellation is given fewer than 10 business days before the first day of the training event, the registration fee is nonrefundable. Refunds will be applied to the original form of payment (i.e. the credit account used to pay for the registration).

Indigenous Foundational Learning (IFL) Workshop

Date: November 28, 2017

Region(s): South

Location: Further Education Society #100-5421 11th Street NE

Learn how to better serve your Aboriginal learners and clients! During this 1 1/2day training you will learn to provide strategies for engagement and inclusiveness. Come celebrate Indigenous contributions while exploring Indigenous worldviews and histories. It is developed with culturally specific materials and incorporates elements of Indigenous teachings such as ceremony, talking circle and storytelling. Date: Tuesday November 28 & Wednesday November 29 , 2017 Time: 9am-4:30pm 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Further Education Society of Alberta Head Office 100-5421 11th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 6M4 Registration fees: $150 Please note: Due to demand, 48 hour notice is required for cancellation or registration fee will be forfeited To register: Contact Shawna Linklater at admin@furthered.ca or call 403-250-5034. **For information on other FESA Trainings and Events please visit our website for a detailed list www.furthered.ca

HR 101 (Camrose 2017)

Date: November 29, 2017

Region(s): East Central

Location: Camrose Golf Course Club House, 5106 - 66 Street, Camrose, AB

Registration for this training is now closed. HR 101 – Human Resources for the Non-HR Professional Trainer: Julianna Cantwell, Juna Consulting Session Description: What every manager should know about the managing people... from effective hiring practices to managing performance issues to terminating employees the right way. This Human Resources (HR) Management workshop for “Non-HR Professionals” will include Information Sessions, Pop Quizzes, Small Group Discussions, Best Practices Forum, and a Q & A Hot Seat activity, so everyone can get their HR-related questions answered, and more. There will be take-away templates for the following: job description template resume screening matrix template interview questions (do’s and don’ts) cheat sheet reference check template reference check form employment contract template record of disciplinary action (progressive discipline form letter) template resignation/termination checklist Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Ensure programs, policies and procedures comply with Alberta Employment Standards Code and Alberta Human Rights Act Apply best practices in: Interviewing & Selection Know what to look for when screening a resume, and shortlist candidates efficiently  Design effective questions to ask during the pre-screening process  Develop effective interview questions and apply different interviewing techniques  Conduct a professional interview meeting that “sells” candidates on the organization  Avoid asking inappropriate questions that should not be asked in an interview (prevent discrimination) Orienting & Onboarding New Employees Assess current employee onboarding process (gap analysis)  Identify how to improve current new employee orientation program (best practices for 0-3 months)  Discover how to continue to engage staff (3-12 months) Performance Management & Progressive Discipline (including Terminations/Layoffs) Describe the performance management cycle and process Explain the manager’s and the employee’s roles in performance management (including setting & managing expectations) Know what to do before, during and after a performance review meeting  Apply best practices to the annual performance review process Apply the steps of progressive discipline and document performance matters appropriately  Distinguish between termination for cause and without cause  Terminate an employee effectively (when and how to have the difficult “firing” meeting) Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (6 hours) Deadline to Register: Thursday, November 16, 2017.  (A Minimum of 8 participants is required to run this training.) Registration Fee (inlcudes training materials, lunch and snacks): CALP-funded organizations, First Nations College or CCI Staff: $125.00 Other: $200.00 For more information, please contact: CLN Provincial Office 1-877-485-4926 Cancellation and Refund Guideline/Procedure: If you are unable to attend a training event, you must notify Community Learning Network via email of all cancellations prior to the first day of the training. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal. If Notice of Cancellation is given 10 or more business days before the training event, the registration fee is eligible for a refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. If Notice of Cancellation is given fewer than 10 business days before the first day of the training event, the registration fee is nonrefundable.   Refunds will be applied to the original form of payment (i.e. the credit account used to pay for the registration).