Foundations Conference 2020 Schedule

This schedule is tentative and may change.

Day 1 May 26th

11:00am - 11:30am ET Elder Welcome
CASA welcomes new and returning delegates to the organization. CASA’s staff and board will run an overview of the conference and what the objectives are. The conference will open with an opening address from an Indigenous Elder who will acknowledge the Algonquin People, on whose traditional land the conference is taking place.
11:30am - 12:00pm ET Opening Plenary & Roll Call
CASA’s members officially open the conference with an opening plenary session. The minutes from AGM are presented, the agenda is voted on and Code of Conduct Officers are officially selected.
12:00pm - 12:30pm ET Code of Conduct & Introduction to CASA 2020
During this session delegates will be introduced to CASA’s Code of Conduct policy. This will include exploring why we have one, what it does, who and what code of conduct officers are and how best to ensure that all delegates feel safe and welcome during our conferences.
12:30pm - 1:00pm ET Lunch (Q&A with Board on positions)
Delegates get a chance to eat and recharge between sessions while outgoing Board members answer questions about their roles.
1:00pm - 2:00pm ET What is CASA?
What exactly is the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA)? This session will give incoming delegates a brief overview of the organization. It will also summarize and review the webinars regarding the organizational structure, committee and purpose of the organization.
2:00pm - 2:45pm ET Political Climate Update
CASA Government and Stakeholder Relations Officer will provide an overview of the political climate across the country.
2:45pm - 3:00pm ET Break
Delegates get a chance to recharge between sessions.
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET Board Update & Board and Committee Positions
The outgoing Board will give a final update to the membership and present ongoing projects they have been working on.
4:30pm - 6:30pm ET  OPTIONAL: Digital Social Activity
All CASA delegates are invited to partake in a group social event. Possible activities include Jackbox TV, Exploding Kittens, a movie night, and just hanging out with other delegates over Zoom.

Day 2 May 27th

11:00am - 11:30am ET QSU
The Quebec Student Union and CASA have a partnership agreement that sees both groups come to the federal government with shared advocacy priorities. This presentation will provide delegates an overview of the relationship and its benefits.
11:30am - 12:30pm ET COVID-19 Update and Discussion
In this session delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and CASA’s response.
12:30pm - 1:00pm ET Lunch
Delegates get a chance to eat and recharge between sessions.
1:00pm - 2:45pm ET Issues That Matter To You And Your Student Union
Every year CASA’s members must come together and decide on their priorities for the year. The process for this is called the Themes Selection Process and it will be covered in detail during this session.
2:45pm - 3:00pm ET Break
Delegates get a chance to recharge between sessions.
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET Policy Session
CASA’s staff will provide an introduction to policy development. This session will provide delegates with the tools to begin thinking about how they can create solutions to the problems they have identified on campus. This session is designed to introduce the topic, and more significant training will be provided to all of the policy-focused committees.

Day 3 May 28th

11:00am - 11:30am ET Strategic Plan Overview
CASA’s Executive Director will provide an overview of the Strategic Plan and update on its progress.
11:30am - 12:30pm ET Financial Update & How To Read A Budget
In this session delegates will have an opportunity to learn the importance of financial literacy, how to write and create a budget.
12:30pm - 1:00pm ET Lunch
Delegates get a chance to eat and recharge between sessions.
1:00pm - 1:30pm ET NIAC Update
In this session delegates will be provided with an update of the work done to date in establishing the National Indigenous Advisory Committee each member association can participate or support.
1:30pm - 2:00pm ET Roberts Rules Outline
Delegates will be provided a brief overview of Robert’s Rules of Order and the general functioning of formal meetings of CASA’s members. This will help them understand their role and responsibilities when sitting around a plenary table.
2:00pm - 4:00pm ET Closing Plenary, Board Elections & Committee Elections
Delegates decide on CASA business. Staff will provide a brief overview on the board and committee positions and the election process. The membership will then elect a new Board of Directors and permanent members to CASA’s standing committees.



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Foundations Conference 2020 Schedule
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