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VICTIM SERVICES ALBERTA

2020 Conference SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020


12:00 - 5:00 pm      PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ~ COACHING & MENTORING – Bringing Compassion, Wit and Intellect to Get the Job Done ~ Debra deWaal

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020


7:00 - 9:00 pm        CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ~ Kinnear Centre 100 Galleria


FRIDAY, April 3, 2020


7:00 - 9:00 am          BREAKFAST at respective hotels


7:00 - 9:00 am          CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ~ Kinnear Centre 100 Galleria


7:30 - 8:15 am          Wellness Sessions (optional) See Details

                                          7:30 - 8:00 am ~ Campus Walk & Talk with Jim Olver [PDC Lobby]

                                          7:30 - 8:15 am ~ Slow Flow Yoga [Sally Borden Fitness Centre]


9:00 - 09:30 am        WELCOME TO DELEGATES ~ Kinnear Centre 103/203 (simulcast)


09:30 - 10:30 am      KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - " Leadership Lessons Learned From Columbine" 

~ Frank DeAngelis, Retired Principal Columbine High


10:30 - 11:00 am      BREAK / REFRESHMENTS

                                                                                                                         

11:00 - 12:30 pm                        CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1 


Those sessions with a (*) indicate a repeat session


#1 - Resiliency in the Workplace; Putting Your Best Foot Forward -  Debra deWaal
#2 - She Believed a Lie - Ed and Linda Smith
#3 - Constructive Conflict Management  - Gary McDougall
#4 - Childhood & Adolescent Traumatic Loss and Grief - Nadine Gariepy-Fisk
#5 - Ethics in Victim Services - Kim Gramlich

#6 - The Role of the Crown* - Neil Wiberg
#7 - Restorative Justice - Jennifer Hasslett & Allan Edwards

#8 - Communities Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence - Carrie McManus

#9 - Wellness Session: Beading - Debra Fisher


1:00 - 2:00 pm          LUNCH


2:00 - 3:00 pm          KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - "Helping Others Help Themselves" - Debra deWaal


3:00 - 3:30 pm           BREAK / REFRESHMENTS


3:30 - 5:00 pm                        CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2


Those sessions with a (*) indicate a repeat session


#1 - Bullying Ends Here - Tad Milmine  
#2 - Session to be confirmed - Stay Tuned!
#3 - Victim Advocate Risk with Fentanyl and Legal Cannabis* - Cpl. Brad McIntosh
#4 - Grief; Impact and Healing* - Bob Glasgow (Rev.)
#5 - The Role of the Crown* - Neil Wiberg
#6 - Radicalization of our Youth - Kelly Mergan
#7 - Victim Services and Advocate Safety - Being Responsible for Your Own Safety - Cliff O'Brien
#8 - Why She Stays - Janet Wagar

#9 - Wellness Session: "In Dog We Trust" - Richard Casavant

#10 - *Special Event: Kairos Blanket Ceremony - Deb Fisher See Details

                 *Limited seating [30] attendance by lottery at venue


5:00 pm                    DINNER ON YOUR OWN


SATURDAY, April 4, 2020


Those sessions with a (*) indicate a repeat session


7:00 - 9:00 am          BREAKFAST at respective hotels


7:30 - 8:15 am          Wellness Sessions (optional) See Details

                                          7:30 - 8:00 am ~ Campus Walk & Talk with Jim Olver [PDC Lobby]

                                         7:30 - 8:15 am ~ Slow Flow Yoga [Sally Borden Fitness Centre]


9:15 - 9:30 am            WELCOME TO DELEGATES   Kinnear Centre 103/203 (simulcast) 


9:30 - 10:30 am          KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - 'What's the Difference? ~ Cory Johnson


10:30 - 11:00 am        BREAK / REFRESHMENTS


11:00 - 12:30 pm                    CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3


Those sessions with a (*) indicate a repeat session


#1 - Mental Illness: Surviving the Darkness and Thriving - Paul Schmidt​
#2 - Victim Advocate Risk with Fentanyl and Legal Cannabis* - Cpl. Brad McIntosh
#3 - Delivery and Impact of a Death Notification* - Andy Woodward
#4 - The Role of the Defense* - Don MacLeod
#5 - Canadian Association of Facility Dogs - Kim Gramlich
#6 - Dare to be Great - A Challenge to all Victim Service Workers - Brian Willis
#7 - ASIRT- Alberta Serious Incident Response Team - Gary Creasser
#8 -  Cultural Safety ~ Respectful Engagement that Supports and Empowers   - Tracey Makokis

#9 - Wellness Session - Self Myofascia Massage + Guided iRest Meditation


1:00 - 2:00 pm          LUNCH


2:00 - 3:00 pm           KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Stay Tuned! 


3:00 - 3:30 pm           BREAK / REFRESHMENTS


3:30 - 5:00 pm                     CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4


Those sessions with a (*) indicate a repeat session

                                                                     

#1 - Journey to Resilience - Det. Lane Douglas-Hunt

#2 - More Than A Whisper - Surviving Sexual Assault - Karen Kuntz
#3 - Delivery and Impact of a Death Notification* - Andy Woodward  
#4 - The Role of the Defense* - Don MacLeod
#5 - Grief; Impact and Healing* - Bob Glasgow (Rev.)
#6 - Boundaries in Victim Services - Jenifer Gardener                     

#7 -  Privacy and Security Online – 12 Million Victims   - Roxanne Wales
#8 - Wellness Session: A Musical Interlude & Conversation - Ensemble Cascade 

#9 - *Special Event: Kairos Blanket Ceremony - Deb Fisher See Details

                  *Limited seating [30] attendance by lottery at venue

                 

6:00 - 7:00 pm          DINNER


7:15 - 8:15 PM           ENTERTAINMENT - Tom Jackson 


8:15 - 8:30 pm          CLOSING CEREMONY

 

SUNDAY, April 5, 2020

7:00 - 9:00 am           BREAKFAST at respective hotels


                                                FREE DAY TO EXPLORE BANFF AND/OR TRAVEL

                                                       Win a chance to come back to Banff!!


Chance to win a TWO night stay at the Banff Centre,  plus breakfast for two in Vistas Dining Room.  NO BLACK OUT DATES!!


Simply  complete an Evaluation Form following each workshop and keynote, submit  your form to the Workshop Host to obtain your ticket, and you are  entered to win.


Remember, more evaluations submitted means more chances to win (up to a maximum of 8)


Please bring your ticket(s) to the Tom Jackson performance on Saturday night in Kinnear Centre for the draw.  Winner must be present to win!  GOOD LUCK!



NEW for 2020 Conference


The Eric Harvey Theatre is closed for renovations until 2021. All Welcome/Keynote/Entertainment sessions will be held in Kinnear Centre 101/103/105 and 201/203/205. 

These sessions will be simulcast from KC 101/103/105 to KC 201/203/205.