Thursday, April 14, 2011

Canadian Health Libraries Association 2011 Conference Continuing Education - Calgary

This year's CHLA/ABSC conference will be held in Calgary from May 26 to May 30. They have Continuing Education sessions lined up, including a full day workshop developed especially for CHLA/ABSC by the Banff Centre and held at the Banff Centre. The workshop fee includes transportation to and from the Hyatt Regency Calgary and lunch at the Banff Centre.

Powerful Expression for Leaders: The Leader's Voice Workshop

Leaders can’t just walk the walk, they also have to talk the talk! Great leaders need to be great communicators to inspire and lead others into action. This workshop will use artistic processes to help you to develop a “leader’s voice.” But great leaders are also great listeners, so we’ll also be spending time on the critical connections between voice and good listening. This session employs unconventional, arts-based learning methods to develop your creative leadership voice. Instructor Colin Funk is the Artistic Director of Precipice Theatre in Banff and the Creative Program Director of The Banff Centre’s Leadership Learning Lab. He has done extensive work in leadership development.

Transforming Data into Statistics
Thursday, May 26, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Increasingly, health librarians are being asked to locate statistics. Often, all that’s available is raw data that hasn’t been turned into useful statistical figures. Don’t despair – you don’t need a magic wand to transform data into statistics! Join Peter Peller, University of Calgary’s data librarian, as he explains how to use the wizardry of open-source statistical software to extract data from the Canadian Community Health Survey and turn it into statistics your clients can use.

Register from the conference website, If you are already registered for the conference and would like to add this workshop, you can still do so by contacting the CHLA/ABSC office at 416.646.1600 or The early bird deadline is April 25.