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AGM & Professional Development Retreat

Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Retreat 2017

Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2017
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre | Cambridge, Ontario

Registration is now open!

To receive the special OCULL room rate for your hotel booking, please call 1-866-622-1505 no later than Sept. 26, 2017.

2017 Retreat Agenda

Join us at the 2017 OCULL Professional Development Retreat, to explore the theme:

Transformational Lifelong Learning:
Strategies, Methods and Outcomes

Continuing education, lifelong learning and online learning are leading transformation in higher education. By focusing on the learner’s needs, applying the research on adult learning, and developing innovative ways to use technology, academics, practitioners, educational support professionals, and administrators are able to achieve amazing results. We see transformation transpiring in the field in a number of ways:

  • Acceleration of learners’ careers and future prospects
  • Development of new theoretical and practical applications
  • Evolution of traditional teaching and learning practices
  • Advancement of technology innovation and student engagement
  • Enhancement of learning and access to online resources

Call for Proposals for the Annual Retreat & AGM

A call for proposals for the subsequent annual retreat and AGM is generally disseminated in spring.

The Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning (OCULL) is committed to meeting the professional development needs of continuing education and online learning practitioners at Ontario universities.

The OCULL Retreat Committee invites proposals that highlight the theme of transformation in the following areas:

  • Program Development and Design
  • Faculty Development
  • Instructional Design and Learning Technologies
  • Leadership, Administration & Policy
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Research on Continuing Education and Online Learning
  • Learning and Student Support

Concurrent presentations will be 45 minutes in length, to be followed by 15 minutes of audience participation.

To submit a proposal, use the Online Proposal Submission Form.

New Proposal Deadline!
Submissions are due no later than August September 15, 2017

Testimonials from past Retreats

Here's what past attendees would say to someone who was considering attending the event...

"Always worth attending."

"Definitely go! It is a great opportunity to learn and network. It is worth your time."

“Go - it's a valuable opportunity to network, share, and learn with your continuing and online learning peers.”

“Very good opportunity to meet Ontario colleagues and develop connections with other institutions in a friendly supportive environment.”

“I highly recommend this conference to higher education professionals in Ontario. I would say 'You should go. This is a great group of colleagues who are willing to share and collaborate. Time well spent!"

“It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and share experiences with colleagues from different institutions. You'll find that we each share similar challenges.”

“Attend!! Informal and comfortable atmosphere. The diversity among attendees guarantees one can get good information/advice on almost any topic area.”

“Looking forward to future Retreats!"

“Come and make professional colleague connections and friendships for life! Find out the latest on what is happening on the ground at our sister university CE institutions from other attendees contributing fully like you do to adult learners all over the province. You are warmly welcomed at OCULL!"

“This is a highly worthwhile event that practitioners and administrators should make a priority to attend annually. go for it!”

“Interesting topics presented in groups, which are not huge so they allow for a lot of dialogue.”