META PD DAY 2020

Manitoba Elementary Teachers’ Association 

Fostering Culturally Inclusive Classrooms and Schools

Joseph Teres School
131 Sanford Fleming Rd.
Winnipeg, MB, R2C 5B8

Conference Program – October 23, 2020

Conference runs from 9:00am-3:30pm

9:00 – 9:30: AGM

9:30 – 10:20: Morning Keynote

10:20 – 10:40: AM Nutrition Break

10:40 – 11:30: Morning Keynote Continues

11:30 – 1:00: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:10: META – A Sessions & Workshops

2:10 – 2:20: PM Nutrition Break

2:20 – 3:30: META – B Sessions & Workshops

Keynote

The difficult consequences of not being actively inclusive (and how to begin to solve that problem)

Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, Ph.D., C.Psych

Lauded as a “beguiling storyteller, gifted speaker, and subject matter expert on inclusion and diversity,” as well as “an emerging force on leadership and cultural diversity,” Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman has a well-honed ability to catalyze insight-oriented change through powerful storytelling and practical psychology that sticks with people.

A Canadian of Zanzibari descent, Dr Abdulrehman draws on his extensive professional expertise as a consulting and clinical psychologist – and his life as an immigrant from an ethnic, cultural and religious minority – to illustrate the necessary concepts and actions for lasting change. In addition to speaking, he coaches, consults and delivers compelling experiential learning events, all designed to create a bridge of understanding and compassion across common human experiences and activate potent human transformation.

Dr. Abdulrehman has worked with a broad range of organizations including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Mastercard Foundation, Kaplan, and is also a subject matter specialist for Google/Youtube.

He has well over 15 years of experience in the innovative application of psychology to develop creative yet practical solutions to dilemmas that arise in addressing diversity and inclusion. He has held numerous leadership roles within professional psychological associations himself, including being the president of the Manitoba Psychological Society and the Chair of the Committee on International Relations for Psychology with the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Abdulrehman is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, a visiting professor at the State University of Zanzibar and Zanzibar University, and was a TEDx speaker on the topic of “Resolving Unconscious Bias”. He is also a lover of cakes, bakeries, and is the Robin to a 6-year-old Batman.

Afternoon Sessions

Please visit http://sage-meta.eventbrite.ca for details on the afternoon session options. Session information for the 2020 MTS PD Day will be available after September 8, 2020.

Registration

Registration: Registration and payment will only be accepted online at the following link: http://sage-meta.eventbrite.ca

Conference Fee

Registration for afternoon sessions automatically includes the morning keynote session. Fees are based on half-day attendance. Please note that META membership fees are already included in the conference fees and do not need to be purchased separately.

META Member: $50 Full day / $25 Half day

META Member (student): $50 Full day / $25 Half day

META Member (attending only an AM or PM session): $35

Non-member: $60 Full day / $30 Half day

Membership Fee

*For your information, membership fees are already included in the above conference fee. Please ensure that you select the “META Member” price for your membership into META.

MEMBERSHIP FEES: $20.00

STUDENT MEMBER FEES: $20.00

MAX: 450 (including off-site locations)

Registration will be accepted until sessions are full. Cancellations will be charged $5 after October 1, 2020. No fees will be refunded for cancellations made 7 days prior to the day of the event (October 16, 2020).

Lunch is not provided.

Please go to http://sage-meta.eventbrite.ca to register and pay for conference fees. PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATIONS SENT BY MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. REGISTRATIONS SENT BY MAIL WILL BE RETURNED TO THE SENDER AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT. WALK-UPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email sage.meta@gmail.com. Please include your name, email address, contact information and questions.