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Watch Your Words: The Power of Self-Talk and Self-Care for Educators 9:30 am
Watch Your Words: The Power of Self-Talk and Self-Care for Educators @ ECCDC Conference Room
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
What words do you use to describe yourself? What stories do you tell about yourself? What ‘house’ have you been building for yourself? If those questions made you freeze, want to fight or want to run from the workshop description, this may be what you need. Let’s learn to let go of limiting beliefs and ruminating self-talk by creating space for compassion and self-care with mindfulness and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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Navigating Change as a Leader in Early Education 9:00 am
Navigating Change as a Leader in Early Education @ ECCDC Conference Room
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Early education and care is rapidly changing across North America. With each change that the sector experiences, leaders in early childhood education (ECE) are called to guide their teams through the change process. Whether small or large, course-plotting for change is a complex and challenging task. Each day ECE leaders are called to support and play many different roles as they simultaneously lead change. Though contrary to popular belief, the formal leader does not have to carry this workload or responsibility alone. Through the distribution of leadership, the skill sets and expertise of early childhood educators can be used as a key resource for guiding the change process. If implemented well, distributed leadership can be a highly effective model for guiding change. As each stage of the change plan is explored, participants will be presented with ways in which they may begin or continue to build distributed leadership in to their practice. This session will look at getting to the heart of who we are as leaders and participants will be invited to consider a current organizational problem of practice. Thinking about this problem, we will collectively spend time considering and creating change plans. This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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Application Deadline: ECCDC Finance Manager
Application Deadline: ECCDC Finance Manager @ Online
Apr 15 all-day
The ECCDC is a not for profit, charitable organization inspiring excellence in early learning and child care through thought leadership, cutting edge training, innovative resources and coaching services highlighting best practices and emerging trends. The ECCDC exists so that early learning professionals are supported in offering exceptional opportunities to grow, learn and develop. In the 25 years since its creation by local volunteers, the ECCDC has become a leading early learning training, resource and referral organization. The ECCDC is seeking a highly professional, enthusiastic, and committed individual to join their dynamic team. Click here for more information about the Finance Manager position.
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Be Our Guest at Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters 7:00 pm
Be Our Guest at Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters @ Niagara College
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If you would like to give presentations with confidence, become a leader in your organization or learn how to communicate more effectively, this is the time and place for you! Toastmasters is proud to announce that we have started a new club in Niagara On The Lake and we’re inviting you to come for a visit. Toastmasters is the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development. It’s time to get that job, ace that interview and advance your career with confidence. Toastmasters has the tools to help you whatever your personal and professional goals are. Please visit the club’s web site for parking and meeting room directions.
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Caring for Young Caregivers 1:00 pm
Caring for Young Caregivers @ Online
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Young caregivers are especially vulnerable to social isolation, mental health challenges and lower educational attainment. For the estimated 47% of young carers who attend classes, chronic lateness, absenteeism, insufficient time for assignments, anxiety and problems focusing can make balancing schoolwork and caregiving a challenge. Nationwide, an estimated 7% of young carers leave formal education early and the situation may be especially urgent in Northern Canada; in 2006 an estimated 46% of youth in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut provided some form of unpaid care to others. Young carers are a diverse group, with varied experiences and needs. This webinar will explore the challenges faced by young caregivers who are struggling to balance higher education and caregiving duties. Speakers will discuss helpful policies, strategies and accommodations that can be made for students, as well as provide external resources to support them. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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CONNECT Conference 2019
CONNECT Conference 2019 @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
CONNECT is Canada’s largest educational technology conference. This conference has attracted over 2000 participants, plus countless Exhibitors and Sponsors that came together under one roof to share best practices and expand our horizons of education technology in an ever increasing global and digital economy. This community of passionate educators, leaders, chief information officers, directors of education, IT experts, business managers and government sector institutions are committed to gathering once a year to learn, debate and exchange ideas, network and be inspired through a smorgasbord of world class speakers, presenters, exhibits and seminars. It is the only event in Canada that brings together the complete life-cycle of learning, from kindergarten to Higher Education, libraries and workplace learning.

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