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​Emotional Intelligence - Kate Pleasant

Discover the transformative power of Emotional Intelligence in our compelling keynote. Designed for a diverse audience, including team leaders, educators, and individuals committed to personal growth, this session delves into the essential skills of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-regulation, and relationship management. Participants will learn how to identify and manage their emotions, read body language effectively, and cultivate empathy to enhance interpersonal relationships.

Lean 6S - Kate Pleasant

Building off the foundations of Lean 6S principles, this workshop explores techniques for organizing physical and digital spaces, creating efficient processes, and maintaining order. Participants leave knowing how to streamline workflows, eliminate waste, and promote collaboration.

React & Mastering Budget Management with Banner Finance: A Look into Upcoming Features - Bonnie Chaplin

Managing budgets effectively is crucial for any department’s success. This session offers a hands-on guide to using Banner Finance for streamlined budget management. Whether you’re a seasoned user or new to the platform, you’ll gain valuable insights into optimizing your financial resources. The session will also provide an exclusive preview of upcoming features in Banner Finance, equipping you with the knowledge to plan for the future.

ALICE: Staying Safe in Your Classroom or Office - CHRIS FORDE, SONJA HOLTZ, BRENT MAGUIRE

ALICE is an options-based response strategy that can be used in a violent critical incident designed to empower people. You will learn the basic principles of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuation. The session will also demonstrate the brain science behind why these techniques are effective through hands-on activities. Participants will learn about future ALICE training opportunities in IECC and learn about IECC’s roll-out of Navigate360.

AI in the Workplace: Streamlining Workflow Across Roles - Brandon Weger

Whether you’re in administration or a departmental staff member, AI can significantly enhance your work processes. This session will provide an in-depth look into various AI tools that can help streamline workflow and improve efficiency, regardless of your role within the institution. Learn how to automate mundane tasks, analyze data more effectively, and focus on what truly matters — innovation and growth.

Information Session on Narcan - Carrie Dagg

In our commitment to fostering a safer community, join Carrie Dagg for a concise yet impactful 45-minute session on Narcan. Gain critical knowledge about this life-saving drug, its proper use, and its vital role in emergencies involving opioid overdose.

De-escalation 101: Essential Techniques for All - KaRissa Miller

Navigating challenging situations calls for effective de-escalation techniques. This session is designed for anyone who wants to enhance their skills in diffusing tension, improving communication, and fostering a safe environment. Learn key strategies for both verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, and conflict resolution.

Discover Wabash Valley College: A Walking Tour Led by Student Ambassadors

This walking tour will guide you through key locations on campus, providing insights into the college’s educational offerings, facilities, and student life. Whether you’re new to the campus or have been a part of it for years, this tour offers a fresh perspective on the spaces that foster learning, collaboration, and community at Wabash Valley College. Lace up your walking shoes and join us for an enlightening journey through the heart of our educational community.

Canvas: Navigating the Latest Updates for Optimized Learning - Carrie Hallam

Staying current with Canvas updates is essential for both faculty and staff to ensure a practical and engaging learning experience for students. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent Canvas Learning Management System updates. Whether you’re an experienced user or new to Canvas, this session will equip you with the knowledge to make the most of the platform’s latest capabilities.

Informational Session on NARCAN – Carrie Dagg

In our commitment to fostering a safer community, join Carrie Dagg for a concise yet impactful 30-minute session on Narcan. Gain critical knowledge about this life-saving drug, its proper use, and the vital role it plays in emergencies involving opioid overdose.

AI for Educators: Leveraging CETL Resources for Classroom Innovation - Cameron Ireland

Education is no exception in an age where artificial intelligence is revolutionizing industries. This session introduces educators to the rich repository of resources available on the CETL website, tailored explicitly for implementing AI in educational settings. Discover practical examples that showcase how AI tools can transform your teaching experience, from automating administrative tasks to enhancing student engagement.

Stages of Team Development (District Office) - Kate Pleasant

Understanding the team development process and how to use these stages is critical to building trust, fostering collaboration, and improving team performance. Through learning these stages, we highlight strategies such as managing conflict, setting clear objectives, decision-making processes, and understanding cycles.

​Cultivating an Adult Learning Environment in Your Classroom (Faculty) - Dr. Yvonne Hunter Johnson

As educators, creating a conducive learning environment is paramount, especially when teaching adult learners who bring unique challenges and advantages to the educational landscape. This interdisciplinary session is designed to benefit faculty across all disciplines and levels. It will delve into various strategies for cultivating an adult learning environment that is both engaging and effective. Topics will range from understanding adult learning theories to practical classroom approaches that foster active learning, critical thinking, and meaningful engagement. Whether you teach in the humanities, sciences, or vocational courses, this session will equip you with the tools to enrich your adult education strategies.

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