OECM Hosts First-Ever Forum to Leverage Collaboration across the Ontario Education Sector

February 28, 2019

Over two days in late-February 2019, OECM hosted the “Ontario Education Sector Collaboration Networking Symposium” at the Blue Mountain Inn in Collingwood, ON. A first for the province’s education sector, the Symposium offered a unique opportunity for senior leaders, from and associated with Ontario’s 116 educational institutions – schoolboards, colleges & universities – to meet face-to-face, share ideas and discuss opportunities for collaboration.

Over 160 key decision makers from Ontario’s education sector, including 14 session co-facilitators, 5 “Collaboration Champion” panelists, and 2 keynote speakers, Dr. Dave Williams, Canadian astronaut, aquanaut, physician, and author, and Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario, participated in the two-day Symposium.

The five sub-themes that were explored over the two-day event were:

  1. Current Levels of Collaboration & Future Opportunities
  2. Barriers to Collaboration & Solutions to Overcome
  3. Quantifying the “Value” generated from Collaboration
  4. Models for Sharing in the Success of Collaboration
  5. Provincial Mandates/Directives re: Collaboration

For a full breakdown of the Symposium, please view the Event Program.

The Symposium was intended to provide a forum for senior leaders, including CEO’s, CIO’s, CFO’s and other senior representatives from Finance & Administration, Facilities, Information Technology and Purchasing to network and discuss opportunities for partnerships and pathways to collaboration. It was also established as a way to identify issues and trends that may be impacting current and future opportunities for collaboration amongst and between the province’s school boards, colleges and universities.

For a detailed overview of the Symposium proceedings and a summary of key highlights, please review the What We Heard report.

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