Schedule

Presidents and Directors General Network Session (E)

April 26, 2021 | 10:00 - 12:00

Track: CICan Network Meeting

Join The Conversation with Your Peers from Across the Country!

Closed Session for CICan Members ONLY

This session is an opportunity for Presidents and Directors General from across the country to come together virtually, meet new colleagues, network and discuss strategic issues that are critical to strengthen the college and institute system. Join this interactive networking session, organized in collaboration with CICan Coordinating Committee of the Presidents’ Leadership Network (PLN), to hear your peers’ perspectives and share yours.

Agenda
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome, Introduction and Presentation of the Chair’s Report

Speaker:
Nathalie Vallée, Director General of Collège Ahuntsic, and Chair of CICan Coordinating Committee of PLN

10:10 – 10:50 Federal Budget 2021 – What’s in for colleges and institutes?
Speakers:
Velma McColl, Principal, and Andre Albinati, Principal – Earnscliffe Strategy Group
10:50 – 11:00 CICan New Narrative
11:00 – 11:30 Changing Narratives: Moving Forward

Breakout Sessions moderated by CICan Coordinating Committee members on five (5) key topic areas.

Discussion questions:
• Over the past year, how have you changed the narrative at your respective institution?
• What further support do you need to continue to change the narrative?

Breakout Session 1 – Advancing the SDGs: The Role of Colleges and Institutes
Breakout Session 2 – Improving Digital Infrastructure and Cybersecurity
Breakout Session 3 – Championing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Breakout Session 4 – Skilling for a Resilient Recovery
Breakout Session 5 – Future Proofing International Students Recruitment and Immigration
11:30 – 11:40 Presentation of CICan 2021 Distinguished Service Award
11:40 – 11:50 How CICan is changing the narrative?

Speaker:
Denise Amyot, President & CEO, CICan
• Highlights of 2020-21
• The way forward – Strategic Priorities 2021-22

11:50 – 11:55 Signing of Declaration of Groningen
11:55 – 12:00 Closing Remarks

Speaker:
Nathalie Vallée, Director General of Collège Ahuntsic, and Chair of CICan Coordinating Committee of PLN

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