OCULA Fall Conference 2017

2017 OCULA Fall Conference

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 9-12pm EST 
Location: Online, with optional satellite viewing locations available (locations TBA) 
Theme: Overcoming Fears
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 3

Registration Rates:

Individual Reg: $20
Institutional Reg: $100

9:00-9:05  Opening/Welcome
9:05-9:35 Opening Keynote: Anita Boey
“Sharing Experiences Of Failure & Learning From It”
Individuals in organizations are often confronted with failure – ranging from small operational errors to significant strategy failure. Errors and failure can be costly for organizations and may stigmatize individual careers and organizations’ reputations. Failure can, however, be a valuable opportunity that allows individuals and organizations to learn from it to improve performance. This presentation will touch upon the power of failure, which in itself is a learning opportunity and an avenue for success.

Anita Boey has a BA Honours from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She continued her studies at the University of Vaasa, in Finland where she completed two Masters Degrees and went on an exchange semester at Stockholm University in Sweden. Anita’s interest in Communication and International Business Management serves as a strong foundation for her PhD research in Human Resource Management, where she studies human interactions and communication at the work place.
9:35-9:40 Break
9:40-10:30 Lightning Talks
Emily CarlsieMLIS Student, Western University
“Fight or Flight? Neither: Welcoming Fear’s Instructive Properties”

Madeline DonnellyLearning & Curriculum Support Librarian, University of Guelph
“Filling the Little, Big Shoes”

Meredith FischerLiaison Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University
“Intimidation to Collaboration: Working with Faculty in the Classroom”

Agnieszka GorgonLiaison & eLearning Librarian, Seneca College
“Professional Fulfillment & the Fear of the Unknown”

Laura Hamonic, Academic Resident Librarian, Library Assessment, University of Alberta & Victoria WongAcademic Resident Librarian, Entrepreneurial Librarianship, University of Alberta
“We’ve Only Just Begun: The Ongoing Saga of Two Green Graduates in the World of Academic Librarianship”
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-11:20 Workshop
11:20-11:25 Break
11:25-11:55Closing Keynote: Hamza Khan
“The Fear Factor: How To Harness the Impulse of the Human Spirit”
Nobody wants to feel afraid. Yet, fear remain the most powerful impulse of the human spirit. When fear is confronted with preparation, intentionality, and confidence, it can unlock breakthrough creativity and productivity. In his keynote address, Hamza Khan will share a simple framework for mastering one’s fears, drawing upon his personal, professional, and academic experiences.

Hamza Khan is a multi-award winning marketer & entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder of both Splash Effect, a boutique marketing & creative agency, as well as SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company. His roster of clients includes leading educational institutions across the country, including several graduate schools. Hamza has spoken at more than 50 events (including 2 TEDx events) across 20 cities and 8 countries, to more than 15,000 people. He has also guest-lectured a number of MBA classes. He is a faculty member at Seneca College and Ryerson University, teaching courses on digital marketing and social media. Through his consulting, writing, teaching and speaking, Hamza empowers people and businesses to transform ideas into reality.
11:55-12:00 Thank You/Closing