FLO Workshop: Coaching Student Teams

Are you looking for some new tools for your teaching toolkit? This fun and interactive workshop is for faculty interested in helping students to collaborate effectively and have a positive group experience.

We explore ways to:

  • Create an engaging and inclusive culture in the classroom and online
  • Develop our own and students’ listening skills
  • Use powerful questions to deepen learning
  • Enhance emotional intelligence
  • Apply conflict resolution strategies

Throughout the workshop participants will have opportunities to share ideas and success stories. Come prepared to discuss in small-group breakout sessions as well as in larger group conversations. Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with peers from across the province on a variety of hands-on activities, including, for example, building self-awareness using a skills wheel, co-creating a designed alliance, and listening for deeper meaning.

This event is held over two days, March 24 and 31, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. (Pacific) on both days. We encourage participants to attend both days.


Marina Jaffey (she/her) has a passion for teaching and coaching, and has been working with students for 28 years at colleges and universities across B.C. She is a certified professional co-active coach and an associate certified coach. In addition to extensive facilitation and coaching experience, Marina also has worked in marketing and sales management with Unilever and the National Gallery of Canada. She is actively involved in her community and has served on the board of the Canadian Public Relations Society – Vancouver Island chapter. Marina co-wrote THINK Marketing, a book that presents current Canadian and international marketing trends and practices in a way that is engaging and interactive. In her leisure time, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and skiing with her family and dog, Jaxon, on beautiful Vancouver Island.

A core belief in Anita Ferriss’ (she/her) life and work is that the foundation of everything we do is grounded in relationships and that everyone is capable. She leads from the heart, using a strength-based, appreciative approach. She is an experienced and inspirational co-active coach, educator, faculty chair, facilitator, and organizational and people development specialist whose 45-year career spanned working in higher education, not-for-profit, and government organizations as well as running her own coaching and consulting business. She has a master’s degree in leadership and training (Royal Roads University) and is a certified professional co-active coach, with additional training in organizational, relationship, systems coaching from the Centre for Right Relationship. She is passionate about community engagement and has been volunteering for a local community social services agency throughout the pandemic. Recently retired, Anita balances her time between her family, including six grandchildren and a dog, her garden, her community, a small coaching/consulting practice, and being in nature

This event has a non-refundable $25 registration fee.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.