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Okanagan branch AGM and speakers

February 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm(PDT/PST)
Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Kelowna, BC
Okanagan (District 2)
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Okanagan Branch AGM

Thursday, Feb. 6

Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Kelowna, BC

  •  2:00 - 4:00 pm -  Communicating Through Conflict presented by Prof. Carolyn Labun, PhD
  • 4:30-6:00 pm    -  Pre-dinner refreshments/Networking, Cash bar
  • 6:00 - 8:00  pm   - Buffet Dinner, pre business meeting, awards & guest speaker, Jull Worboys on Food Security                                                                    

Award Presentations – Presented by Kirsten Kurjata       

    1. Farm Family of the Year
    2. Achievement Awards

Evening Guest Speaker – Food Security - simplifying complexity presented by Jill Worboys, RD, Interior Health

  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Okanagan Branch Annual General Meeting

AGM - Business meeting   (Download Agenda)  (Download Full AGM Package including Branch reports)

  1. Call to order – Kirsten Kurjata, Branch President    
  2. Review and approve agenda - 2019 DRAFT AGM Meeting Minutes
  3. Review and approve 2018/19 Minutes
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Catherine Piedt
  5. Councillor’s Report – Jessica Morgan
  6. President's Report – Kirsten Kurjata
  7. ED/R Report – JP Ellson
  8. AAg Introductions, PAg Certificates
  9. Election of officers
  10. Other business
  11. Adjourn  - Door Prize Presentations

Registration: No charge if attending AGM only at 8:00 pm. No charge if attending 2:00 presentation only.   

If attending the buffet dinner: PAg: $35   AAg: $30     Non-member: $45    Vegetarian options available for dinner. Make note of special dietary requirements when registering.  

Registration deadline:  Register no later than Feb. 3.  

Speaker topics

2:00 pm - Prof. Carolyn Labun, PhD, UBC-O Professor of Teaching - Communicating Through Conflict

Have you ever struggled with how to communicate with an audience that doesn’t agree with you, or won’t like what you need to express?  Have you ever communicated your point of view and then felt that you had failed to convince the other person, made the situation worse, or that you had let yourself down in some way?  Have you ever avoided communicating something (or with someone) because you were uncomfortable with potential conflict, or felt the process wouldn’t be worth the outcome?

This two-hour, interactive workshop will help you learn some best practices for communicating in conflict situations, both in work-related, as well as interpersonal situations.  You will learn several ways to approach this challenging type of communication, and strategies to determine which is the best method to use, depending on the situation and your hoped-for outcome.

We will do some interactive exercises (all voluntary) and (maybe!) some writing.  Most importantly, come prepared to spend some positive time with fellow professionals as we work towards our shared goal of becoming even more empathic, ethical, and effective communicators.

7:00 pm - Jill Worboys, RD, Interior Health - Food Security – simplifying complexity

Food security seems like a simple term however the deeper you dig into it, it reveals complexities that can leave you feeling overwhelmed.  In BC, food security has been identified as a core public health program.  Health Authorities have been supporting food security related activity for over 20 years. During this time, many questions have risen around what exactly food security means. What actions are needed?  What about policy? How do we measure it?  What other sectors have a role?  Jill will be sharing Health’s perspective on food security to help paint a clearer picture of this complex area.