ALIGN Learning Our Way Symposium 2011

Learning Our Way Symposium Edmonton November 16, 2011
On November 16, 2011 Alberta Association of Services for Children & Families, Alberta Children & Youth Services & Alberta Centre for the Child Family and Community Research Presented Learning Our Way Symposium. It was an opportunity for staff of both the Ministry and agencies to come together and look at how we learn our way though our current transitions to an Outcomes Based Service Delivery Approach.


Welcome from Nancy Reynolds
The Honourable David Hancock, Minister, Alberta Human Services
Danica Frazer – President AASCF
Steve MacDonald, Deputy Minister, Alberta Human Services
Bob Lonne – Keynote
Joni Brodziak, Executive Lead, OBSD, Alberta Human Services
Gord Johnston, ADM, Alberta Human Services

Dr. Bob Lonne on Re-Imaging Child Welfare

Re-Imagining Child Welfare: Issues, Outcomes and Reform – Presented by Dr Bob Lonne
Dr. Bob Lonne is an expert in the areas of direct CP practice, management and program development. He has been involved in over 1000 investigation/ assessments & numerous applications for care and protection of children in high profile cases. This ppt presentation overviews current issues and outcomes and considerations moving forward with reform.

Consolidated Notes Re-Imagining Child Welfare: Issues, Outcomes and Reform – Workshops 
180 people attended the workshops: Personnel from 46 agencies and government (16 people from the Alberta Ministry/CFSA’s and 1from the Northwest Territories), CEO’s/ED’s, senior management, supervisors and front line staff with a range of experience and knowledge of Outcomes Based Service Delivery (OBSD) The comments are a consolidation of the discussions from the tables and hopefully reflect the major points raised by the participants between agencies and ministry.

Dr. Bob Lonne Key Note – Video

Dr. Bob Lonne – Questions – Video

Supervision & Leadership

The Power of Supervision: Themes Techniques, and Talking Points for Outcome-Based Service Delivery Systems in Alberta – Presented by Jane Matheson

OBSD and Transformational Organization Change Leadership – Presented by Sharon J Matthias, Lisa McDonald, Bruce Rafuse


Using Evidence to Inform Practice – Presented by Tom Miklos, David O’Brien & Bruce MacLaurin

The Private Doubts of Christopher Columbus Danica Frazer AASCF President

Learning Our Way– Presented by Liz O’neill, Nancy Peterson, Rod Rode , Anne Smith & Mark Holmgren

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