Coaching Association of Canada

Schedule at a Glance

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Wednesday, November 1st

08:00 - 16:00 Pre-conference Activities

Thursday, November 2nd

07:00 - 16:30 On-site Registration
08:30 - 11:45 Coaching Research Symposium
08:30 - 11:30 Pre-Confrence Session: CAAWS Workshop - Female Coach Mentorship Model 
11:00 - 16:00 TeamSnap Coaches Lounge and Trade Show
11:45 - 12:30 Networking Lunch 
12:30 - 13:45 Welcome Plenary: Jim Harris - Disruptive Innovation & Organizational Change Expert: Thriving in the Era of Disruptive Innovation
13:45 - 14:15 Networking and Health Break 
14:15 - 15:45 Breakouts: Choice of five running concurrently:

  1. Purpose Map for Cultivating Disruption: Richard Monette - Managing Director & Editor in Chief, 'Active for Life'
  2. Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Strategies to Disrupt the Status Quo:  Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO, CAAWS; Bruce Robinson, CEO, Freestyle Canada; Meredith Gardner, Sport Development Director, Freestyle Canada; Nathalie Muller, Technical Director, Ringette Canada; Sydney Millar, Consultant, CAAWS
  3. Small Screen Digital Revolution: How Smartphones & Tablets are Changing Business: Jim Harris – Disruptive Innovation & Organizational Change Expert
  4. The Experience of Change and Transition within Sport: Learnings from the Story Arc: Vicki Harber – Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta; Rose Labreche – Match Official, Rugby Canada
  5. Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (Active): Lowell Taylor – Amazing Race Canada Contestant & Paracyclist; Julie Taylor – Amazing Race Canada Contestant

16:30 - 19:30 Welcome Reception: Hudl’s Hunt

Friday, November 3rd

07:30 - 16:00 On-site Registration, TeamSnap Coaches Lounge and Trade Show
07:45 - 08:15 Networking Breakfast 
08:15 - 09:30 Plenary Session: Anne Tiivas - Director, Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU): International Safeguards for Children in Sport 
09:30 - 10:00 Networking and Health Break
10:00 - 11:30 Unconference
11:30 - 12:00 Networking Lunch 
12:00 - 13:15 Plenary Session: Trevor Ragan - Founder, Train Ugly: Rethinking Learning 
13:15 - 13:45 Networking and Health Break
13:45 - 15:00 Breakouts: Choice of five running concurrently:

  1. A Global Shake-Up in Anti-Doping: Derek Johnston, President, Face Value Communications Inc; and Paul Melia President & CEO, CCES
  2. Global Trends in Coaching: John Bales – President, ICCE; Kristen Dieffenbach – Athletic Coaching Education, Associate Professor, West Virginia University; Masamitsu Ito – Coaching Studies Professor, Nippon Sport Science University; Glenn Cundari – Technical Director, PGA of Canada
  3. Global Cultural Disruption: How Special Olympics are Driving Social Change: Matthew Williams – Special Olympics Athlete; Tom Norton, Special Olympics Coach 
  4. Coaching Assessment and Development: Taming the Disruption Through a System: Ron WuotilaHigh Performance Coaching Consultant, Own the Podium
  5. Millenial Mindset: Rachael McIntosh - Canadian Heptathlete

15:00 - 16:00 Conference Recess
18:00 - 21:00 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala
21:00 - 23:00 Awards Gala After Party

Saturday, November 4th

08:00 - 13:30 On-site Registration
08:00 - 14:00 TeamSnap Coaches Lounge and Trade Show
08:45 - 09:15 Networking Breakfast
09:15 - 10:30 Plenary Session: Judy Riege, Disruptive Leadership Expert: Leadership is a Mindset, Not a Position
10:30 - 10:45 Networking Break
10:45 - 12:00 Breakouts: Choice of five running concurrently

  1. Walking the Thin Line between Risk & Reward: Mike Shaw – Director, Safe Start Athletics
  2. How to Overcome Fear, Turn Obstacles into Opportunities, and Learn Like a Scientist: Trevor Ragan – Founder, Train Ugly
  3. Improving Quality Sport Opportunities for Newcomers and Underserved Youth: Carolyn Trono – Director of LTAD, Sport for Life; Chino Argueta – Business Development and Operations Manager, University of Winnipeg; Abdullah Al Hassan – Youth Athlete
  4. Demystifying Transgender Inclusion in Sports: Chris MosierTeam USA Athlete & Vice President, You Can Play
  5. Disruption and High Performance Culture: Anne Merklinger – CEO, Own the Podium

12:00 - 12:30 Networking Lunch 
12:30 - 13:45 Closing Plenary: Shawn Kanungo – Innovation Leader, Deloitte Digital: How to Survive in the Millennial Revolution
14:00 - 19:00 Closed NCCP Workshops for Community Coaches