Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Tuesday, April 9 • 9:05am - 9:25am
LightningTalk 2 - Engaging Support Staff in Student Life

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20 minute session

Business Officers do not traditionally have ongoing, deliberate opportunities to participate in student life. However, moving outside of the office and into the student realm can provide new insights to student life that prove helpful when assessing business decisions. Business Officers and other support staff have much to contribute to the student experience if encouraged to do so. Learn about one school's experiences in engaging support staff in student life - and the benefits to both staff and students.Examples of how we have had support staff engage in student life include: coaching, offering seminars in financial literacy, serving as student committee advisors (yearbook and grad in particular), providing business insight to business class presentation. Engaging with students in this way opens support staff up to greater understanding of the daily challenges faced by faculty, and helps bridge the & faculty / support staff & divide that can occur in independent schools.

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Jillian Lamothe

Deputy Head, Finance and Operations, St. John's-Ravenscourt School
Jillian Lamothe received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1987 and achieved her professional designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. She currently serves as Deputy Head, Finance and Operations at St. John's-Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg... Read More →

Tuesday April 9, 2019 9:05am - 9:25am EDT
Mississauga AB