Manitoba Advising Professionals Conference -- November 2, 2018

 Friday, November 2nd, 2018 8:15am through 4:15pm

 Location: Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport (1740 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0B3)

 We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker: Keith Macpherson

Keith Macpherson is a mindfulness trainer, motivational speaker, CTI life coach and author of the new book, Making Sense of Mindfulness. Through his work in the field of mindfulness, Keith has created a five principal framework to assist the masses in comprehending the buzz word “mindfulness” and integrate this practice into their daily lives. Aside from his work in mindfulness, Keith is also known as a professional musician, most notably being a top finalist on  the hit television series, Canadian Idol. As a professional speaker, presenter and musician, Keith has spent over twenty years touring globally in countries including Canada, The United States, Mexico, Africa, Dubai and The United  Kingdom.

He is currently a regular columnist in The Balance Magazine and inspires thousands of people around the world with his daily intentions on social media. For more information, please click on the link below:

Making Sense of Mindfulness Talks


Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

8:15 to 9:00 a.m.        Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.      Welcome and Keynote Address

  • Making Sense of Mindfulness – An Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
    • Presented by Keith Macpherson

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.    COFFEE BREAK

10:45 to 12:00 noon   BREAKOUT SESSION 1

  • Breakout 1A: The ABC’s Of Mindfulness – Integrating Mindfulness Practice Into Your Life
    • Presented by Keith Macpherson
  • Breakout 1B: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Degree Completion: Re-Engaging Lost Students
    • Presented by Alex Braun (Brandon University) and Katie Gross (Brandon University)

12:00 to 12:15 p.m.    AGM / Annual Report

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.      Lunch Break

1:30 to 2:45 p.m.        BREAKOUT SESSION 2

  • Breakout 2A: Why do Desk Yoga?
    • Presented by Faralee Wilson (University of Manitoba)
  • Breakout 2B: Taking Care of Self at Work and at Home
    • Presented by Michelle Pearson (University of Manitoba) and David Ness (University of Manitoba)
  • Breakout 2C: The Career Compass – Mapping an Exceptional Student Experience
    • Presented by Gail Langlais (University of Manitoba)

2:45 to 3:00p.m.       COFFEE BREAK

3:00 to 4:15 p.m.      BREAKOUT SESSION 3

  • Breakout 3A: Plan Your Fuel (TM): A step-by-step course on meal planning for people who want to eat healthier & end their mealtime chaos.
    • Presented by Susan Watson (A Little Nutrition)
  • Breakout 3B: Indigenous Games and Activities
    • Presented by Blair Robillard
  • Breakout 3C: Motiv8ing Students!
    • Presented by Michelle Bessette (Brandon University) and Stacey Preston (Brandon University)

Detailed schedule here.

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