OCASA 2021-2022 Leaders & Innovators Conference

The 2021-2022 OCASA Leaders and Innovators Conference is virtual and free for OCASA members and for administrators at sponsoring colleges


Sponsoring Colleges: Algonquin College, Canadore College, Centennial College, Conestoga College, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Georgian College, Lambton College, La Cite collegiale, Loyalist College, Mohawk College, Northern College and Seneca College.


A special thank you to our Resource Partners: Frequency Foundry and Campus Living Centres!

Ontario College Administrators Network Conference Agenda 2021-2022*

*This agenda is an advance draft and is subject to change. Note the final agenda will include 2 French language presentations – details to follow.

September 29, 2021

Noon-1pm ET

Linda FranklinColleges Ontario

Format: Presentation

Topic: Outlook for colleges in 2021-2022

October 27

Noon-1pm ET

Vice Presidents Panel

  • Kevin Weaver (VP Academic, Georgian)
  • Bernie Beaulieu (VP Human Resources, Seneca)
  • Rick Anderson (VP Student Success, Niagara)

Format: Moderated panel discussion with college VPs

Topics: Post-pandemic Work Environment; Student Services- Transitioning Back to Campus Life; Managing the Academic Experience for International Students in an Evolving Environment

November 18

11am-1:30pm ET

All Administrators Summit 

Format: Headliner presentation by President David Agnew, Seneca College: Mandatory Vaccines: A President’s Perspective

Followed by kick-off presentations by 3 college leaders with facilitated, concurrent break-out sessions

Topics: EDI, Performance Management, Career Management

December 8

Noon-1pm ET

Awards Presentation

Format: Keynote presentation  – David Weiss: Coaching for Wellness

Followed by recognition for the 2021 OCASA Award winners.

January 26, 2022

Noon-1pm ET

College Presidents Panel

  • Craig Stephenson, Centennial
  • Ron Common, Sault
  • Janet Morison, Sheridan
  • Patti France, St. Clair

Format: Moderated panel discussion with college Presidents

Topic: Opportunities and Challenges in the College Environment – Strategic Priorities for 2022

February 23

11am-1:30pm ET

Academic Leaders Summit 

Format: Kick-off presentations by 3 college leaders followed by facilitated, concurrent break-out sessions

March 24

Noon-1pm ET

Student Panel

Format: Moderated panel discussion with student leaders 

Topic: Successes and Challenges in Managing the Virtual Student Experience 

April 21

Noon-1pm ET

Leadership Keynote

Format: Presentation 

Topic: TBD

May 11

11am-1:30pm ET

HR Summit 

Format: Kick-off presentations by 3 college leaders followed by facilitated, concurrent break-out sessions 

Topic: Diversity Hiring – Best Practices; Tracking and Using Metrics- A Data Driven Approach to HR

June 2

Noon-1pm ET

Building an EDI Framework for Your College – 2 Case Studies 

Format: Panel presentations from leadership at Centennial and CMU