Title:         Developing Emerging Leaders: An Organizational Approach

Presenter:  Mandie Abrams of the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and WLN board advisor

Date:          Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Location:     Education NORTH Room 7-152  University of Alberta More information.         

Post- session - PowerPoint Presentation

Title:            The Career-Related and Vocational Education in Japanese High Schools

Date:              Thursday, March 14, 2013
Location:         Education NORTH Room 7-152 ~ University of Alberta----More information

Dr. Okabe's Slide Presentation

Title:             Graduate Student Poster Presentations on Research in Work and Learning
Date:              Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Location:         Education SOUTH Room 122 - University of Alberta - More information


The Resilience Imperative: Navigating Transition in Turbulent Times

An Evening with Mike Lewis at the University of Alberta

The sustainability and wellbeing of our communities – economically, socially and ecologically – has become the urgent challenge of the 21st century. Mike Lewis, co-author of The Resilience Imperative: Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy has come to the conclusion that we must and can reweave our lives and economies on a more local, resilient and sustainable basis. He brings his message of hope and possibilities to Edmonton. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Thursday November 1, 2012

The Engineering Teaching and Learning Centre (ETLC), Room 1-007
5:30-6:00 – Meet & Greet with Refreshments
6:00-7:00 – Mike Lewis Talk
7:00-7:30 – Questions & Answers
Free Admission – Contributions Appreciated

Sponsored by: The Work and Learning Network, BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), Canadian Centre for Community Renewal, Net Impact, Canadian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Research and Studies Centre.

The Leaders We Need Are Already Here: Now What Do We Do?

Presenter: Margaret (Meg) Wheatley

October 3, 2012
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration Fee - $75
Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonto

Co-sponsored by ECVO and the WLN
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Speaker Event

Topic: The Changing Nature of Work in the ‘Alberta-Bubble’

Presenter: Linda Duxbury

Date: Thursday, April 19 - Wine & Cheese reception 6:00-7:00; Public Lecture 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Barnett House, 11010 142 Street Edmonton

Tickets $11.00 Registration

Sponsored by the Edmonton District and Central North District Locals of the Alberta Teachers Association and the Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy, University of Alberta

11010 -142 Street Edmonton [Map]


Title: Workplace Learning, Knowledge, Practice and Transformation

PRESENTER: Dr. James Avis, University of Huddersfield, UK
Date: April 12, 2012, Thursday

Journal Article PDF Document

Title: Workplace Safety: Innovative Practices and Strategies for Critical Safety Thinking
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012

Supporting resources

Moderator Art Deane's speaking notes on Some Canadian Facts on Workplace Safety

Speaking Notes PDF Document

Laurel Aitken, Farm Safety Coordinator from Department of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Speaking Notes PDF Document

Grant Pelletier, Manager of Industry Mentorship and Support from ENFORM – The Safety Association for Canada’s Upstream Oil and Gas Industry 

PowerPoint Presentation PDF Document

Erin Prensolo, Program Review Coordinator from Alberta Construction Safety Association

PowerPoint Presentation PDF Document

Title:   I’m online with a zillion options: Work-learning in those “other” spaces

Date:   Thursday, February 9, 2012
Presenter:   Terrie Lynn Thompson, Ph. D.

Slide Presentation PDF Document


Title: Changing Workplace Culture Through Process Reengineering
Date: October 27, 2011
Presenter:   John Servage, AVP, Risk and Assurance Services, Grant MacEwan University, Education Management industry

Follow-up Blog


Title:         Campus Alberta Planning Framework: A Vice-President’s Perspective.
Presenter: Dr. Dean Wood on May 5, 2011

PowerPoint Presentation PDF Document

Campus Alberta Planning Framework - Alberta Advanced Education & Technology


Title:Temporary Foreign Workers in the oil sands in Alberta: What have we learned?
Date: April 19, 2011

Yessy Byl - Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (no presentation)

Olie Schell
– Director, International and Provincial Assessment Services, Advanced Education, Alberta
PowerPoint Presentation PDF Document

Bill Peterman –Vice President of Employee Relations for Ledcor
PowerPoint Presentation PDF Document

Percy Cummins
, Executive Director, Immigration Policy and Programs, Alberta Employment and Immigration
PowerPoint Presentation PDF Document

More details  PDF Document


TitleDiversity and the Workplace PDF Document       
Date:   April 12, 2011
Candy Khan, City of Edmonton
Darcy Yamada, Ernst and Young Corporate Finance
Mary Banda & Maddi Genovese, Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton

The Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research (CGCER) co-sponsored with the Work and Learning Network presents the following distant seminar.

Title:          (un)Doing Education with Actor Network Theory- ANT
Date:          February 8, 2011
Presenter:    Tara Fenwick, University of Stirling, Scotland
Location & technology:       Videoconference - ED North 3-119 ...More details

In preparation for the session, please read

Chapter One: Fenwick, T. & Edwards, R. (2010). Actor network theory in education. London: Routledge.

Fenwick, T. (2010). (un)Doing standards in education with actor-network theory. /Journal of Education Policy/, 25 (2), 117-133.

The book, Actor--network theory in education, can be found on reserve in the Coutts Library in the Faculty of Education. Additionally, the article in the Journal of Educational Policy can be found online through the Faculty of Education website.

Title: Older workers and Retirement Issues
Date: January 25, 2011 Presentations
Presenters: Kurt Schreiner, Director Corporate Planning, Policy and Research, Seniors and Community Supports
Laura Forsyth, Senior Policy Coordinator, Labour Force Development Branch, Alberta Employment and Immigration ...more details PDF Document

PowerPoint Presentations
Mature Workers in Alberta’s Workforce PDF Document
(L. Forsyth)
Older Workers and Retirement Issues PDF Document
(Kurt Schreiner)