8:00-8:20 am Pacific: Opening Keynote
Dr. Sue McNamara, Regional Network Director, Six Seconds, and Adjunct Professor and Programme Lead of Soft Skills with the Institute for Engineering Leaders at the National University of Singapore
With over 25 years experience in leadership training and education, Dr. McNamara will discuss how universities, polytechnics, and colleges can systematically integrate EQ into their communities. Her framework includes evidence-based approaches to developing four target areas: students, faculty, leadership, and employers.
8:30-9:30 am Pacific: Panel, Engaged Student Community
How do you engage university students to create a thriving connected student community? How can EQ help? Speakers will describe solutions that they have found to address some of the hot-button topics such as student stress, isolation, substance abuse, and relationship issues. Join Dr. Paige Haber-Curran, Dr. Nyasha GuramatunhuCooper, Dr. Petra Meyer, Dr. Niva Dolev, and Dr. Erika Powell who will offer suggestions for next steps that others can take to address similar concerns.
10:00-11:00 am Pacific: Panel, Connected Faculty Community
How can EQ support faculty to be more effective leaders, teachers, and colleagues? Join our international panelists, Dr. Deborah Donahue-Keegan, Dr. Bret Wells, Dr. Yasmeen Al-Bulushi, who will share how they combat faculty stressors such as disengagement, burnout, lack of administrative support and funding, and challenging student issues.
12:00-12:15 pm Pacific: Keynote
Dr. Katrina Rogers, President of Fielding University
Come listen to Dr. Rogers describe her creation of a Building Inclusion Collaborative and her belief that the strategic drivers of a university’s current and future success center on the strengths of its People and Communities. Examining the core concepts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. Rogers will focus on the need for attention to these critical values for a university committed to Social Justice.
12:15-1:15 pm Pacific: Panel, Collaborative Virtual Community in Higher Ed
What are some ingredients for a successful online experience for learners and faculty? How can online teaching and learning help facilitate an engaged virtual community? Join Dr. Rena Palloff, Dr. Tim Green, Edward Gonzalez, MS, and Casey Francis, MLS to discuss how they have helped their students, faculty, and university teams address these challenging and yet exciting methods of building a meaningful virtual community.
1:15-1:30 pm Pacific: Closing Keynote
Dr. Anabel Jensen, EQ Pioneer, President of Six Seconds, and Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University.
How does EQ deepen university community? Sharing more than 50 years of experience with students and faculty, Anabel will address ways we can ensure that relationships matter and create long-lasting connections.