When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Summit Centre (BCIT main campus library, room 213)
The content of the session will concentrate on learning about our ourselves to be prepared for any uncertainties and challenges we face in the classroom that we can’t quite foresee. Utilizing SWOT will help us become agile and truly using EI to work on our approach to our interactions with others, specifically our students; it is important to deliver a quality instruction and to manage our own expectations and overall outlook about the courses we are involved with.
As a good quality professional, I always think that there is room for improvement.
The scholastic environment at BCIT has morphed due to factors such as Covid, and the ever changing demographics of our students, so let’s add another tool to our toolbox to deal with the changes.
The key learnings:
SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats analysis, key points of each element to use in our journey toward improving ourselves and our classroom experience.
PDCA – (Plan, Do, Check Act) and EI (Emotional Intelligence) brief descriptions and how they relate to SWOT.
Sandra Amador is an experienced quality professional with over 30 years in the field of Continuous Improvement and Quality Assurance. She has been an instructor since 2019 and as an avid learner, she strongly believes in providing as many easy opportunities for learning as possible, both at school and work; for her it is important to ensure students transform all the information they receive into real knowledge.
Sandra has worked in a variety of industries, from pharmaceutical to automotive and has been leading teams under different titles; her favourite title is change agent.
As a Certified Quality Auditor from ASQ, Sandra has taken audits to the level of collaboration and improvement catalyst that they are intended for, while ensuring fair compliance evaluation.
Sandra has been the Voice of the customer chair in the ASQ Vancouver leadership team in the past and a frequent speaker in annual ASQ Vancouver conferences. She has also participated instructing sessions at the BCIT’s Professional Development Day.
This talk is open to all members of the BCIT community.
A light lunch will be provided as we welcome ‘Food’ back to the in-person ‘Food for Thought’ series.