Learning Day 2020 | Open Your Mind to the Potential


The Technology Training Centre is excited to announce
Learning Day: Open Your Mind to the Potential will take place on June 18, 2020!

 

Join our team of experts as we explore how popular applications from Adobe, Microsoft and Google can help you save time, improve workflow, communicate more effectively, share ideas and reach your full potential. Whether you're interested in advancing your career, starting a new project, trying something new or simply making your day-to-day work easier, Learning Day has something for everybody!

 

University of Alberta Alumni: Learning Day is eligible for the Alumni Professional Development Grant! Apply for the grant by May 27, 2020 - see https://www.ualberta.ca/alumni/career-support/career-services/professional-development-grants for details.

University of Alberta Support Staff: Learning Day is eligible for HRDF! Applications open at 8:00 am on March 2, 2020 - see https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/employee-benefits/funding-reimbursement/human-resource-development-fund for details.


Early Bird Pricing!

$85.00  $65.00 (until March 15, 2020)

Register for Learning Day 2020

2020 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Check back soon for additional speakers.


 

Priscilla Bahrey, PMP

As a skilled project manager, speaker, trainer, facilitator and coach, Priscilla has a passion for helping people. Drawing on over 20 years of experience leading teams and designing and delivering training, she is skilled at building competencies within individuals and organizations. As a PMP certified consultant, Priscilla brings experience gained through various consulting engagements in finance, government, technology, oil and gas, higher education, and engineering sectors, and has successfully led teams through transition and organizational change. Known for her down-to-earth approach, excellent communication skills and dynamic public speaking abilities, Priscilla is able to engage and inspire, both virtually and in person.


 

Colin Lucas Rider

Colin is a SharePoint Solutions Architect with Create Simple inc. He has worked as a SharePoint trainer since 2003, teaching everyone from basic entry level users to advanced system administrators. Colin and his team work closely with clients to develop SharePoint and IT solutions to suit each organization’s unique needs, budget and user base, improving business efficiency and effectiveness. With over 17 years of experience, Colin has played an integral role in developing everything from a fully branded, responsive intranet for the University of Alberta Office of Advancement to public websites, custom project management apps, automated invoicing systems and more.

 


Rachel Wolters 

Rachel Wolters

Rachel Wolters is a professional workshop facilitator and public speaker. She has combined her passion for people and technology for the past 30 years and still loves what she does. Living in Alberta has allowed Rachel to work within many industries, Financial, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Refining, Transportation, Manufacturing, Provincial Government, Accounting, Municipal Government, Universities and Colleges. Whether it is working with a team to get their inboxes to zero, coaching them on how to be a productivity ninja, or seeing the light bulb come on when showing someone how to create formulas in Excel, Rachel is always excited to help people become more efficient, confident and productive at work.

 


 

Kathy Norton

Kathy has worked as a contract instructor for the U of A since 2004. Not only is Kathy a professional trainer and educator, she specializes in coaching and mentorship and has a strong background in group facilitation, career counselling, business coaching, and much more. She delivers outstanding instruction in numerous classes, ensuring module and program objectives are met. She teaches the Microsoft Office programs, Computer Fundamentals, Effective Business Writing, Professional Skills, Student Success Strategies, Personality Dimensions and so much more. Kathy’s wisdom and in-depth knowledge continues to inspire her audience to reach their goals.

 


 

Kevin Moffitt

Kevin is the manager of the Technology Training Centre and an instructor with over 23 years of classroom experience. He teaches Windows, Publisher, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Dreamweaver, HTML, Sitecore, OneNote, Live Meeting, and more. Kevin began teaching computers to faculty and students while attaining his education degree. He started the TTC as a pilot project 1997. Under Kevin’s management and with excellent staff and instructors the TTC has grown into a highly respected institution in the province. Kevin travels all across the province (as far as Yellowknife) to provide training for TTC clients. Kevin’s easy going nature and approachability make him a favourite with TTC clients. He is often requested specifically for custom training. Kevin feels that there is always more to learn and enjoys fielding questions from attendees as this allows him to appreciate all the different ways software can be used.


 

Terrance Judge

With a history in technical support and sales, Terrance swapped careers 7 years ago, becoming a Digital Designer, Web Developer, and Technical Trainer. For the last two years he has been assisting the UofA Technology Training Center as an Instructor, relishing the opportunity to help others understand programs and modern technology the way he does.


 

Daniel Skepple

Daniel Skepple has twenty-five years of experience in the fields of software training, human capital development, and performance management. He is the CEO/ Founder of ADSjr Capital Group, Inc. an information technology consulting organization founded in 2008. The Capital Group provides a number of services to large corporations, small businesses and individuals in Northern Alberta. The Capital Group’s software training services typically include identification of technology gaps specifically in the area of new and emerging technologies with a particular emphasis on business applications, generational diversity, productivity and performance management.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Here are just a few of the sessions we'll be offering at Learning Day 2020. Check back often for updates!

What is a SharePoint Intranet?  |  Colin Lucas Rider

SharePoint is a powerful tool that can be used to build fully customized intranets - secure, internal sites that allow staff to store, organize, share and access information from any device. In this session, we’ll cover the benefits of using SharePoint, including improved communication and document management. The differences between online and on-premise implementations and intranet vs department sites will also be discussed.


What is Office 365?  |  Colin Lucas Rider

Want to know what Office 365 is? Are you unsure of how to use all the different apps included in Office 365? This is the session for you! We’ll discuss how Office 365 differs from Office 2019, which applications are included in the subscription and how each of these tools can be used in conjunction with online editing features to help improve your workflow. Tools we’ll discuss include OneDrive, Teams, Groups, Outlook, Forms, Flow, PowerBI, PowerApps, SharePoint, Stream and Planner.


Using Microsoft Teams  |  Colin Lucas Rider

Included with Office 365, Microsoft Teams works as a centralized, shared workspace, bringing chat, video meetings, file sharing and easy access to all your Office 365 apps together in one interface. In this session, we’ll discuss how you can use Microsoft Teams to improve communication and encourage better collaboration across your organization.


Personality Dimensions  |  Kathy Norton

Recognize strengths and appreciate differences! Personality Dimensions is about understanding yourself and others so you can be more effective in your relationships, your work...your life. PD translates complex personality theory into everyday language. It creates a framework for understanding - not a pigeonhole. You will recognize temperament patterns that you are comfortable with and those of people that you know, without putting people into a box. Identifying differences and similarities through PD doesn't determine our behaviour-we make those choices. We may be strongly inclined to act in certain ways, but ultimately, we decide how we will behave.