CHEC National Forum Schedule

Canadian Mennonite University
Winnipeg MB
May 25-27, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

8:00a.m. -4:00p.m.

Exhibitors Load In


Seminary Conference Begins


Registration Opens

6:00 p.m.

Opening Dinner



7:00 p.m.

Plenary I


8:00 p.m

Gary Stratton, Lead Faculty,  Worldview and Faith Formation, Bethel University, MN

Dessert Reception – Exhibit Welcome

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

7- 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m. 

Plenary IIKeynote Speaker Gary Stratton

10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m.

General Breakouts I


Reasoning and the Holy Spirit: Christian Higher Education as a Lecture Hall of Tyrannus for the 21st Century - - A Continuation of the Conversation


Gary Stratton, Bethel University


“You’ve heard it now”: Native Stories and Loving the Other


Johannah Bird, Briercrest College and Seminary


Sexual Assault & Violence on Campus: What Do We Know and What Do We Need To Know?


Jim Vanderwoerd, Redeemer University College

12:15 p.m.



1:15 p.m.

Plenary III CACSD Keynote Speaker, Shirley Hoogstra, President of CCCU

2:15 p.m.

General Workshops II


Presidents and Chief Student Development Officers


Shirley Hoogstra, President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities


Integrating Enrolment to shape a New Generation


Sheldon Mac Leod, Crandall University


Building Biblical/theological competency into the core curriculum of the university college


Barry Smith, Tyndale University College


3:45 p.m



4:00 p.m.

Outing and Dinner on Own

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

7- 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m. 

Emerging Christianity in Canada and its Impact on Student Formation

Lee Beach, Christian Ministry, Garbutt F. Smith Chair in Ministry Formation and Director of Ministry Formation, McMaster Divinity College

10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m.

General Breakouts III


Toward Effectiveness in Student Spiritual Formation


Glenn Loewen, Prairie College


When Health Care Institutions and Post Secondary Collaborate to change the Landscape for Student Mental Health: The Case of the Mobile Mental Health Team


Karen Cornies, Redeemer University


College So What? Helping students Reflect on Experience: A Key to Formation


Lee Beach, McMaster Divinity College


 12:30 p.m.



 2:00 p.m.

General Breakouts IV


Conduct, Covenant and Community


Earl Phillips, Trinity Western University


Spiritual Formation & Vocational Discernment


Gareth Brandt, Columbia Bible College


Career Development, Aspiration, and Vocation: The next generation of leaders


Richard Wikkerink, Redeemer University College


3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break


4:00 p.m.

General Breakouts V


"Facilitative" Leadership in Changing Environments


Aileen Van Ginkel, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada


Using Portfolios to Assess & Present Comprehensive Student Formation


Jeff Wheeldon, Providence University College & Theological Seminary





6:30 p.m.

Closing Banquet


Reflections by Justin Cooper, Executive Director of CHEC

7:30 p.m.

Awards and Plenary V


(Schedule is subject to change.)