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Friday, November 15
 

09:00

Registration/Breakfast
Friday November 15, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

10:00

Welcome and Introductions

Friday November 15, 2019 10:00 - 10:15
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

10:15

Arbitration, Legislation, the Budget and the Case for Teacher Salaries
Friday November 15, 2019 10:15 - 12:00
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

12:00

Lunch
Friday November 15, 2019 12:00 - 12:45
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

12:45

TWC Chairs Meeting
Presenters
avatar for Sandra L Johnston

Sandra L Johnston

Coordinator, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sandra joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2001 and assumed the position of coordinator in 2013. Sandra received her BEd degree from the University of Alberta in 1991 and her MEd degree from the University of Calgary in 2001. She holds a Pension Plan Administration... Read More →
avatar for Sean D Brown

Sean D Brown

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sean joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2015. Sean holds a BEd from the University of Alberta, a MEd of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia and a Graduate Certificate in Catholic School Administration from Newman Theological College... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Grande Ballroom The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

12:45

C-1B Legislation and Collective Agreements
  • Legislation and Teachers—an overview of the relevant parts of the Teaching Profession Act, School Act, Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, Labour Relations Code, Employment Standards Code, and the Alberta Human Rights Act; their limitations and protections.
  • Collective Agreements—how they apply to teachers, what is included in an agreement, how collective agreements interact with legislation and a comparison of different agreements through the use of historical collective agreements.

Presenters
avatar for James S Gerun

James S Gerun

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
James joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2017. After completing his BEd degree at the University of Alberta, James taught high school Social Studies in Edmonton for more than 25 years.In addition to acting as a representative of the bargaining agent... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Bona Vista Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

12:45

C-SK1A Individual as Bargainer
The individual as bargainer—self-awareness and self-knowledge, self-assessment of communication skills.

Presenters
avatar for Anne-Marie E Huizing

Anne-Marie E Huizing

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Anne-Marie joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. Anne-Marie holds a BA in International Relations, a BEd in Elementary French Immersion and a MEd in Educational Technology for Schools, all from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association... Read More →
avatar for Myra J Rybotycki

Myra J Rybotycki

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Myra joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. She holds a BEd from the University of Alberta and a MEd in Educational Leadership at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association, Myra taught high school for 20 years in the Lakeland Catholic... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Eau Claire (North and South) The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

12:45

O-1H Introduction to Maternity Leave
Introduction to Maternity Leave—principles of maternity and parental leave, types of pay, relationship to sick leave, existing collective agreement language and case studies.

Presenters
avatar for G Michelle Glavine

G Michelle Glavine

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Michelle joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2019. Michelle holds a MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary, a BEd from the University of Saskatchewan and a BA in Sociology with a concentration in criminology from the University of Calgary... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Lake Louise Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

12:45

O-1I Bargaining in Other Provinces
Bargaining in other provinces—an overview of the legislated bargaining regimes across Canada and their strengths and weaknesses for teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Fred H Kreiner

Fred H Kreiner

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Fred joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2015. Fred earned his BEd degree at Campus Saint-Jean in 1985 and began his French immersion teaching career in Peace River. Fred also taught in Edson where he was a principal and assistant principal. He then moved... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Bow Valley Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

12:45

O-1J Pension Basics
Pension Basics for Local Officials—understanding the basics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan (including contribution rates, benefit rates, definitions, beneficiary rules, forms) and the Association’s Pension Education Program.

Presenters
LL

Larry Lemieux

Retirement Consultant, Calgary Area, Alberta Teachers' Association



Friday November 15, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Nakiska Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

12:45

O-2I Health Plans
Health Plans—Group health benefits, Health Spending Accounts, Wellness Spending Accounts, effective uses of benefits, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) vs private.

Presenters
avatar for Cory W Schoffer

Cory W Schoffer

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Cory joined the Association’s executive staff in 2004 in the Member Services program area. He had a split Member Services/Teacher Welfare assignment from 2007–2010. Cory returned to Member Services full-time in 2010. In 2015 Cory was assigned a portfolio across the organization... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Barclay Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

14:00

Break
Friday November 15, 2019 14:00 - 14:15
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

14:15

TWC Chairs Meeting
Presenters
avatar for Sandra L Johnston

Sandra L Johnston

Coordinator, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sandra joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2001 and assumed the position of coordinator in 2013. Sandra received her BEd degree from the University of Alberta in 1991 and her MEd degree from the University of Calgary in 2001. She holds a Pension Plan Administration... Read More →
avatar for Sean D Brown

Sean D Brown

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sean joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2015. Sean holds a BEd from the University of Alberta, a MEd of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia and a Graduate Certificate in Catholic School Administration from Newman Theological College... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Grande Ballroom The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

14:15

C-1B Legislation and Collective Agreements
  • Legislation and Teachers—an overview of the relevant parts of the Teaching Profession Act, School Act, Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, Labour Relations Code, Employment Standards Code, and the Alberta Human Rights Act; their limitations and protections.
  • Collective Agreements—how they apply to teachers, what is included in an agreement, how collective agreements interact with legislation and a comparison of different agreements through the use of historical collective agreements.

Presenters
avatar for James S Gerun

James S Gerun

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
James joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2017. After completing his BEd degree at the University of Alberta, James taught high school Social Studies in Edmonton for more than 25 years.In addition to acting as a representative of the bargaining agent... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Bona Vista Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

14:15

C-SK1A Individual as Bargainer
The individual as bargainer—self-awareness and self-knowledge, self-assessment of communication skills.

Presenters
avatar for Anne-Marie E Huizing

Anne-Marie E Huizing

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Anne-Marie joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. Anne-Marie holds a BA in International Relations, a BEd in Elementary French Immersion and a MEd in Educational Technology for Schools, all from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association... Read More →
avatar for Myra J Rybotycki

Myra J Rybotycki

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Myra joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. She holds a BEd from the University of Alberta and a MEd in Educational Leadership at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association, Myra taught high school for 20 years in the Lakeland Catholic... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Eau Claire (North and South) The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

14:15

O-1H Intro to Maternity Leave
Introduction to Maternity Leave—principles of maternity and parental leave, types of pay, relationship to sick leave, existing collective agreement language and case studies.

Presenters
avatar for G Michelle Glavine

G Michelle Glavine

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Michelle joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2019. Michelle holds a MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary, a BEd from the University of Saskatchewan and a BA in Sociology with a concentration in criminology from the University of Calgary... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Lake Louise Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

14:15

O-1I Bargaining in Other Provinces
Bargaining in other provinces—an overview of the legislated bargaining regimes across Canada and their strengths and weaknesses for teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Fred H Kreiner

Fred H Kreiner

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Fred joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2015. Fred earned his BEd degree at Campus Saint-Jean in 1985 and began his French immersion teaching career in Peace River. Fred also taught in Edson where he was a principal and assistant principal. He then moved... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Bow Valley Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

14:15

O-1J Pension Basics
Pension Basics for Local Officials—understanding the basics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan (including contribution rates, benefit rates, definitions, beneficiary rules, forms) and the Association’s Pension Education Program.

Presenters
SW

Shane Wojtula

Retirement Consultant, Calgary Area, Alberta Teachers' Association



Friday November 15, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Nakiska Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

14:15

O-2I Health Plans
Health Plans—Group health benefits, Health Spending Accounts, Wellness Spending Accounts, effective uses of benefits, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) vs private.

Presenters
avatar for Cory W Schoffer

Cory W Schoffer

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Cory joined the Association’s executive staff in 2004 in the Member Services program area. He had a split Member Services/Teacher Welfare assignment from 2007–2010. Cory returned to Member Services full-time in 2010. In 2015 Cory was assigned a portfolio across the organization... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Barclay Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

15:30

Wine and Cheese Reception
Friday November 15, 2019 15:30 - 17:30
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada
 
Saturday, November 16
 

08:00

Breakfast
Saturday November 16, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

09:00

Geographic Groups: Central Provision Implementation
Saturday November 16, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

10:15

Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 10:15 - 10:30
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

10:30

RBA Groups Local Bargaining
Saturday November 16, 2019 10:30 - 11:15
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

11:15

General Session Local Bargaining
Saturday November 16, 2019 11:15 - 12:00
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

12:00

Lunch
Saturday November 16, 2019 12:00 - 12:45
The Westin Calgary 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

12:45

Alberta School Leadership Within the Teaching Profession 2019
Presenters
avatar for Lisa M Everitt

Lisa M Everitt

Executive Staff Officer, Government-Research, Alberta Teachers' Association



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Bona Vista Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

12:45

C-1B Legislation and Collective Agreements
  • Legislation and Teachers—an overview of the relevant parts of the Teaching Profession Act, School Act, Public Education Collective Bargaining Act, Labour Relations Code, Employment Standards Code, and the Alberta Human Rights Act; their limitations and protections.
  • Collective Agreements—how they apply to teachers, what is included in an agreement, how collective agreements interact with legislation and a comparison of different agreements through the use of historical collective agreements.

Presenters
avatar for James S Gerun

James S Gerun

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
James joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2017. After completing his BEd degree at the University of Alberta, James taught high school Social Studies in Edmonton for more than 25 years.In addition to acting as a representative of the bargaining agent... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Nakiska Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

12:45

C-SK1B Effective Communication Styles and Different Types of Negotiations
Effective Communication Styles and Different Types of Negotiations —different types of negotiations (eg, win-win, interest-based, etc). Role of specific members on a bargaining team, practice exercises.

Presenters
avatar for Anne-Marie E Huizing

Anne-Marie E Huizing

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Anne-Marie joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. Anne-Marie holds a BA in International Relations, a BEd in Elementary French Immersion and a MEd in Educational Technology for Schools, all from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association... Read More →
avatar for Myra J Rybotycki

Myra J Rybotycki

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Myra joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. She holds a BEd from the University of Alberta and a MEd in Educational Leadership at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association, Myra taught high school for 20 years in the Lakeland Catholic... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Eau Claire (North and South) The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

12:45

New TQS, LQS and SLQS
Presenters
avatar for Dr Mark D Swanson

Dr Mark D Swanson

Coordinator, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr Mark Swanson was born and raised in Claresholm, Alberta. Following high school, he attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton and obtained a Bachelor of Education degree, a Bachelor of Arts and a diploma in Political Science. Mark began his teaching career with Willow Creek... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Lake Louise Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

12:45

O-1H Introduction to Maternity Leave
Introduction to Maternity Leave—principles of maternity and parental leave, types of pay, relationship to sick leave, existing collective agreement language and case studies.

Presenters
avatar for G Michelle Glavine

G Michelle Glavine

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Michelle joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2019. Michelle holds a MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary, a BEd from the University of Saskatchewan and a BA in Sociology with a concentration in criminology from the University of Calgary... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Barclay Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

12:45

O-1J Pension Basics
Pension Basics for Local Officials—understanding the basics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan (including contribution rates, benefit rates, definitions, beneficiary rules, forms) and the Association’s Pension Education Program.

Presenters
LL

Larry Lemieux

Retirement Consultant, Calgary Area, Alberta Teachers' Association
SW

Shane Wojtula

Retirement Consultant, Calgary Area, Alberta Teachers' Association



Saturday November 16, 2019 12:45 - 14:00
Bow Valley Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

14:00

Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 14:00 - 14:15
Bona Vista Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

14:15

Alberta School Leadership Within the Teaching Profession 2019
Presenters
avatar for Lisa M Everitt

Lisa M Everitt

Executive Staff Officer, Government-Research, Alberta Teachers' Association



Saturday November 16, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Barclay Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

14:15

C-SK1B Effective Communication Styles and Different Types of Negotiations
Effective Communication Styles and Different Types of Negotiations —different types of negotiations (eg, win-win, interest-based, etc). Role of specific members on a bargaining team, practice exercises.

Presenters
avatar for Anne-Marie E Huizing

Anne-Marie E Huizing

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Anne-Marie joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. Anne-Marie holds a BA in International Relations, a BEd in Elementary French Immersion and a MEd in Educational Technology for Schools, all from the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association... Read More →
avatar for Myra J Rybotycki

Myra J Rybotycki

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Myra joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2018. She holds a BEd from the University of Alberta and a MEd in Educational Leadership at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the Association, Myra taught high school for 20 years in the Lakeland Catholic... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Eau Claire (North and South) The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

14:15

New Experience and Education Provisions
Presenters
avatar for Sean D Brown

Sean D Brown

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Sean joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2015. Sean holds a BEd from the University of Alberta, a MEd of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia and a Graduate Certificate in Catholic School Administration from Newman Theological College... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Bona Vista Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada

14:15

New TQS, LQS and SLQS
Presenters
avatar for Dr Mark D Swanson

Dr Mark D Swanson

Coordinator, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr Mark Swanson was born and raised in Claresholm, Alberta. Following high school, he attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton and obtained a Bachelor of Education degree, a Bachelor of Arts and a diploma in Political Science. Mark began his teaching career with Willow Creek... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Lake Louise Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

14:15

O-1I Bargaining in Other Provinces
Bargaining in other provinces—an overview of the legislated bargaining regimes across Canada and their strengths and weaknesses for teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Fred H Kreiner

Fred H Kreiner

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Fred joined the Association’s Teacher Welfare executive staff in 2015. Fred earned his BEd degree at Campus Saint-Jean in 1985 and began his French immersion teaching career in Peace River. Fred also taught in Edson where he was a principal and assistant principal. He then moved... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Nakiska Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0H7, Canada

14:15

O-2I Health Plans
Health Plans—Group health benefits, Health Spending Accounts, Wellness Spending Accounts, effective uses of benefits, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) vs private.

Presenters
avatar for Cory W Schoffer

Cory W Schoffer

Executive Staff Officer, Teacher Welfare, Alberta Teachers' Association
Cory joined the Association’s executive staff in 2004 in the Member Services program area. He had a split Member Services/Teacher Welfare assignment from 2007–2010. Cory returned to Member Services full-time in 2010. In 2015 Cory was assigned a portfolio across the organization... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 14:15 - 15:30
Bow Valley Room The Westin Calgary, 320 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada