Extended Learning Opportunities (Learning For Life)

    EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES WINTER 2018 LECTURES

FEB 08 TO APRIL 05  ERIN LEGION HALL  12 DUNDAS ST. E.  ERIN, ONTARIO

THURSDAY MORNINGS 10 TO 12 WITH A REFRESHMENT BREAK AT 11 AM 

 

LECTURE TOPICS  

FEB 08   "Through the Mist."  Featuring excavation of early Basque/Inuit dwellings in Labrador 1600 - 1800

    Paul Morin, Artist, Author, Illustrator, Photographer

FEB 15   "The Internet: A Force for Good Today?"  Peter will be including a  survey of the audience.

    Peter Carr, PhD, Dept. of Management Services, University of Waterloo

FEB 22   "True Confessions from the 9th Concession."  - his new Wingfield  Farm Book.

    Dan Needles, Author

MAR 01   "Climate Smart Enterprise in Tanzania."

      Dennis Tessier, Senior Program Manager, Environment & Climate Change MEDA

MAR 08   "You've come a Long Way, Baby - or Have You?"

        Sheila Ager, PhD Classical Studies, University of Waterloo.

MAR 15   "Exploring Qausuittuq National Park."

      Marlis Butcher, Canadian Park Bagger and Author

MAR 22   "Exercise and Healthy Aging: Putting Research into Practice."

       Jenna Gibbs, Postdoctoral Researcher, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

MAR 29   "When Five Plus Two Equals Yellow, the Colourful World of the            Synaesthetic Mind."

      Michael Dixon, PhD Psychology, University of Waterloo

APR 05   "Hunting for Rubies in West Greenland."

      Chris Yakymchuk, Assistant Professor Geology, University of Waterloo

Team Duties

Information that will be helpful if you’d like to help on a team

 

Teams were formed for those who wanted to be part of keeping ELO working, but who didn’t choose to be on the Board. And they are vital to us, working often as hard as the Board members who use their services as often as necessary, depending on the work and skills required at the time.

The following is a very short list of what the teams do to give you an idea. I’ve also added one or two of the skills you’d need. There isn’t room to list more than a few here.

Hospitality Team: (Enjoying people and being at ease with them)

Greeting people and making them feel welcome; showing guests or new people where to sign in; helping find name tags if needed; trying to ensure everyone registers at the desk; getting beverages for the speaker; being familiar with the Membership Team duties to help out if needed; thanking the speaker; mingling with people at break times.

Communications Team: (Computer skills needed here)

Maintaining the ELO website; answering the ELO emails; publicity; publishing and mailing the program brochure.

Technical: (Computer skills-i.e. excel, word)

Maintain ELO technical equipment; set up equipment before the sessions; handle the microphones; help the speaker with computer, mics, etc.; assisting membership with attendance sheets, mailing labels, name tags etc.; producing brochure; records maintenance; suggesting and purchasing new equipment as needed.

Membership: (Attention to detail, working well with people-the desk can be hectic at times!)

Looking after the front desk registration, payments, name tags; assisting the Treasurer as required, aid to other teams in sharing information as needed. Along with Hospitality, the people here are the face of ELO-front line.

Program: (there is a good deal of time, patience and perseverance needed as well as computer skills)

Selecting topics and finding speakers for those topics; keeping in touch with the speakers regularly until the correct session time; ensuring speakers have all the information required as to time, date, length of talk, equipment available, and special needs the speaker may have; working with technical and communications on the brochure; keeping records of prior speakers and topics; keeping records of comments from the membership on the speaker/topic and noting their suggestions for future speakers.

And of course, the all-important “Other duties as required”.