Join OLC for Webinar on Knowledge Mobilization

Join OLC Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:00PM ET for our webinar: Knowledge Mobilization & Adult Literacy – Tips & Tools for Research to Better Inform Literacy Policy & Practice, hosted by Michael Johnny, Manager of Knowledge Mobilization at York University.

This free, one hour session will provide an introduction and overview to knowledge mobilization, which is becoming increasingly prevalent at universities across Canada as a process to maximize the impact of research.  This session will share the experiences of York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit and its numerous interactions within the adult literacy field.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  • What Knowledge Mobilization is;
  • How is it supported at York University (especially in relation to adult literacy in Ontario); and
  • What the strategies are for literacy practitioners to utilize research to inform professional practice and public policy.

There will also be time for questions at the end of the webinar.

To register for the webinar, please click here or visit http://www.spotlightonlearning.ca/content/december-2011

Join OLC for Webinar on Labour Market Agreements!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 1:00PM ET, OLC is hosting Labour Market Agreements: What Literacy & Essential Skills Programs Need to Know – a free webinar presented by Brigid Hayes, Principal at Brigid Hayes Consulting.

The federal government has passed responsibility for labour market training to the provinces and territories.  Each year, through the Labour Market Agreements (LMA), the provinces and territories receive over $500 million for training people who are not eligible under Employment Insurance (EI).  A particular feature of the LMAs is the priority placed on those with low levels of Essential Skills and/or without a high school credential.  These agreements have already affected how and to whom literacy and essential skills services are delivered.

This FREE, one-hour webinar will provide you with:
• An overview of the labour market agreements – what are they, how they work, and why they are important
• What has been happening in other provinces and territories
• The Ontario situation – a review of how Ontario has chosen to spend its LMA funding, especially to support literacy and essential skills
• Challenges and opportunities – why this should matter to the literacy community and what might be done to enhance LMA literacy and essential skills activities

For more information or to register for the webinar, please click here or visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/242553886.

OLC’s Fourth Webinar on Continuous Improvement a Hit!

OLC recently hosted our fourth webinar – What is Continuous Improvement? What you Should Know About Lean – with presenter Tracy Defoe, President of The Learning Factor Inc. The webinar was very well-received with a lot of positive feedback from attendees! In this webinar, Tracy focused on what workplace learning practitioners need to know about Continuous Improvement (also known as Lean) as a workplace culture imperative for many industries worldwide. Through the understanding of Continuous Improvement, attendees were guided through different ways of communications and working effectively, as well as tailoring content and methods for workplaces on a Lean journey.

For those who missed the webinar, we have a recorded version for you on our Spotlight on Learning website – please share with colleagues and friends!

To view the recorded webinar, please click here.

Join OLC’s Free Webinar on Continuous Improvement!

Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00PM EDT, join OLC for our fourth webinar - What is Continuous Improvement? What you Should Know about Lean – hosted by Tracy Defoe, President of The Learning Factor Inc.

This free, one-hour webinar focuses on what workplace learning practitioners, especially those specialized in literacy and essential skills, need to know about Continuous Improvement (also known as Lean) as a workplace culture imperative for many industries worldwide. Understanding Continuous Improvement helps in communicating, working effectively, and tailoring content and methods for workplaces on a Lean journey.

In this webinar we will:

• Introduce the basic concepts of Continuous Improvement
• Consider the learning demands of Continuous Improvement on the individual, the team, and the organization
• Review examples of material, approaches, and learning from real life experience and from  literature
• Flag some of the contested terrain of Lean in workplaces
• Discuss your questions, and leave with a resource list for further learning

We will also be tweeting during the webinar, so please join our conversation the day of the webinar through the hashtag #OLCweb! To register for the webinar, please click here.

OLC’s Second Webinar with Dr. Sarah Eaton a Hit!

Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton

OLC’s second webinar, New Trends in Education: Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning – Implications for Evaluation and Assessment, hosted by Sarah Eaton took place June 7th and was very well received!

This engaging webinar guided participants through the differences between learning, emerging, emerging trends and how to value and assess learning that happens in non-formal and informal contexts.

For those who missed the webinar, or who wish to share with colleagues and friends, we have the recorded version here.

OLC’s next webinar, Workforce Essential Skills, will be taking place September 13, 2011 at 1:00PM EDT with Karen Geraci and Marisa Mazzulla. Stay tuned for more information. To view OLC’s upcoming webinars, click here.

OLC’s First Webinar with Alan Kay a Success!

Alan Kay of The Glasgow Group

OLC recently hosted our first webinar “Be the Best Leader You Can Be: Solution Focused Coaching Techniques” with Alan Kay of The Glasgow Group – and it was a success!

Alan drove home some key principles in solution-focused coaching, and illustrated how this type of mindset allows for positive change. In this interactive webinar Alan enabled participants to assess their own issues in a solution-focused way, rather than in a negative light.

Miss the webinar? Click here to watch the recorded version. Skip the introduction and dive right in at around 3 minutes 15 seconds.

With all of the positive feedback we have received on our first webinar, we are looking forward to hosting our second webinar on June 7th at 1:00PM EDT, “New Trends in Education: Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning – Implications for Evaluation and Assessment” with Dr. Sarah Eaton. To register click here.

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