August 21, 2018

Cal Caucus Announces Agenda, Opens Registration for 45th Meeting

The California Caucus of College and University Ombuds has posted the lineup for its the 45th annual gathering, which has the theme: "Honoring Our Past to Engage with Our Future." The event will be held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, November 4-7, 2018. The caucus attracts Ombuds from beyond California and the higher education sector with its inclusive, casual, and intimate tradition. 

The co-convenors this year are Marcia Gee Riley (University of California Berkeley) and Emma Phan (University of Washington). Here is the agenda for the plenary-only event:

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Conference registration

Evening Program

  • Welcome Reception
  • Conference Kick-Off Dinner
  • Playing Your Identity CardAmanda Dean

Monday, November 5, 2018

Opening Remarks

Morning Program

  • Ancient Wisdom and the Fine Art(s) of Ombusing, Jan Morse and Julie Showers
  • Ideas for implementing an Active Bystander CultureRuthy Kohorn Rosenberg
  • Case Study: Application of Trauma Informed CareBreanne Taylor, Jenna Brown, and Katherine Greenwood
  • Building Psychological Safety, Innovation and Teaming in Learning OrganizationsC. McKenna Lang

Afternoon Program

  • Building an Options-Focused Website, Mark Patterson
  • Student Activism, Administrative Formality, and the Role of the Ombuds, Emma Phan
  • When the Peer Becomes the Boss, Tom Kosakowski
  • Peer to Peer Case Studies, Katherine Greenwood and Patricia Ponce

Evening Program

  • “And the Oscar Goes to”….. Using Interactive Theatre as a Platform to Enhance Ombuds Practice, L. Trey Wilson and Donna Douglass Williams

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Morning Program

  • It's About Time (to address abrasive conduct in higher ed), Jan Morse
  • Mask: Resolving the Tension between Ombuds as Superhero and Human, Caroline Adams and Callale Concon
  • Bantamweight vs. Heavyweight: Academic Civility and Academic Freedom on Campus, C. Kevin Coonrod
  • The Future of Cal Caucus: An Organizational Review of our mission, vision, and path forward, Marcia Gee Riley and Emma Phan
  • Group Photo

Afternoon Program

  • Caucus and Small Group Discussions
  • Gift Exchange

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Morning Program

  • "Intersectionality, Flower Power and Intentional Fairness" – From Theory to Ombuds Practice, Natalie Sharpe
  • Debriefing A Challenging Visitor Encounter, Joan C. Waters and Marilyn Molina
  • The Ombuds Career: Meandering Paths and Future Trailblazing, Karen Peterson and Leslie Kellogg
  • Cal Caucus Debrief and Planning Meeting
  • Cal Caucus Annual Business Meeting (Includes voting for Board of Directors)
Afternoon Program
  • Board of Directors Meeting
Registration is now open.  (Cal Caucus Info.)

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1 comment:

  1. Please note that the early bird registration deadline is approaching soon on September 7th with registration closing on October 21st or until conference capacity is reached. REGISTER EARLY (We reached capacity last year before the deadline.)