Extended Learning Opportunities (Learning For Life)

    EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FALL 2017 LECTURES

OCT 12 TO DEC 7  ERIN LEGION HALL  12 DUNDAS ST. E.  ERIN, ONTARIO

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

 

LECTURE TOPICS  

OCT. 12    WHY MUSIC MATTERS

     Dr. Mark Vuorinin, Asst. Professor Music

OCT. 19   Earthquakes: Understanding & Attempting to Predict the   Unpredictable

    Dr. Keith Delaney, Earth & Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo

OCT. 26    Toronto General Hospital Multi-Organ Transplant Program

     Andrea Norgate, Transplant Coordinator, Toronto General Hospital

NOV. 2    We're Not Racist, We're Canadian

       Dr. Wendy Fletcher, President & Vice Chancellor, Renison University College

NOV. 9    Surviving Northern Oceans

         Dr. Shoshanah Jacobs, Asst. Professor, Integrative Biology, Univ. of Guelph

NOV. 16    Why Local History is more Interesting and more Fun

      Ken Weber, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

NOV. 23    Conservation in the Anthropocene

   Dr. Brendon Larson, Professor, School of the Environment, Resources,and Sustainability,  University of Waterloo  

NOV. 30    Enhancing Our Understanding of Dementia

       Robin Smart, Public Education Coordinator Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington

DEC. 7     Butterflies of Ontario and Pollinator Gardening

      Andalyne Tofflemire, Conservatory Manager & Naturalist, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct 19 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 26 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 2 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 9 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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”.