ISW Facilitator Pre-Conference and Spring Institute 2017

We are meeting this year at the lovely and welcoming Lac Le Jeune Resort and Nature Centre, outside of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

ISW Spring Institute Pre-Conference Wednesday, May 31 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Participants are asked to arrive for Wednesday dinner at 5:30 pm. This Pre-Conference Day will give attendees an opportunity to explore Appreciative Inquiry practices applied to resilience under the leadership of Jeanie Cockell and Joan McArthur-Blair, senior ISW Facilitators and Trainers, and authors of Appreciative inquiry in higher education: A transformative force. Their forthcoming second book is focusing on Appreciative Resilience. Join us for an opportunity to explore in advance the ideas and practices they will share in that book.

Spring Institute Thursday, June 1 (begins with 5:30 dinner) to Sunday, June 4 at 11 am. This is a residential institute for Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Program Facilitators. The ISW Spring Institute is designed for both new and experienced facilitators and trainers in the ISW program. The Institute provides participants with opportunities to share their insights and challenges and to draw on each other’s experiences and expertise within a collegial environment. Our theme for this year's Institute is Building Resilience in Times of Change. We will use a variety of small and whole group discussion and presentation formats. Some activities will be pre-planned, and others will evolve from an ongoing needs assessment as the event progresses.

Please come prepared to share ideas, innovations, problems, philosophies and visions related to our theme and ISW. Participants coming from a distance are welcome to arrive Tuesday or Wednesday nights. For more information and to register: