From Student to Leader: Taking Control in your Courses
Education is moving away from lectures towards interactivity. Students are now directly engaged in their courses, while professors play an increasingly limited role in the teaching of course materials; they are rather merely responsible for directing the flow of knowledge to students. This process has been catalyzed by the advent technology uses in courses. However, students have not been taking full advantage of this technology. Whereas simply making use of these technologies as prescribed by educators is beneficial, it is up to the student leaders to take this process one step forward. Through this workshop, delegates will learn about technological advances in education, and make connections between them and their classes. They will then develop ways students can make use of these technologies to reshape the course content and take responsibility for the learning process. Finally, they will brainstorm ways that this can be beneficial to UBC as a broader community of learners. Overall, the delegates will gain an appreciation of how technology is reshaping the way knowledge is passed on, and redefining the way students can get involved in different settings.
Social Media Success: Develop Your Own Social Media Policy
Tanya Bennett BA ’94
Social media has taken business communications to another level. It is a new frontier, where emerging and established leaders can influence others.
This workshop begins with a short presentation- followed by an overview of traditional guidelines for business communications, analysis of current corporate social media policies, and expert advice.
Participants will create their own social media policy and practice its implementation during live social media interaction.