Power to Change – Staff Conference

July 21-22 Online

Schedule

PACIFIC TIME EASTERN TIME SESSION SPEAKER
7:00-7:45 AM 10:00-10:45 PM Optional Virtual Prayer Room
7:40-8:00 AM 10:40 – 11:00 AM Optional worship
8:00 – 8:20 AM 11:00 – 11:20 AM Welcome  Neil & Sharol MC
8:20 – 9:20 AM 11:20 – 12:20 PM The Relevance of Jesus for All of Life Andy Smits
9:20 – 9:50 AM 12:20 – 12:50 PM BREAK
9:40 – 11:10 AM 12:40 – 2:10 PM Seated & Sent Heather Holleman
11:10 – 11:40 AM 2:10 – 2:40 PM BREAK
11:40 – 12:40 PM 2:40 PM – 3:40 PM Jesus’ Call to Resilient Discipleship Donna Mitchell
12:40 -12:55 PM 3:40 – 3:55 PM BREAK
12:55 – 1:40 PM 3:55 – 4:40 PM Love Confronts Danielle Strickland
1:40 – 2:25 PM 4:40 – 5:25 PM Loving your Neighbour Disruptively Rasool Berry
2:25 PM 5:35 PM Closing Neil & Sharol MC
2:30 PM 6:40 PM Virtual Prayer Room
3:00 PM 6:00 PM Reflections with the Lenses Group (optional)
PACIFIC TIME EASTERN TIME SESSION SPEAKER
6:30 – 7:30 AM 9:30 -10:30 AM Reflections with the Lenses Group (optional)
7:00 – 7:45 AM 10:00 – 10:45 AM Optional Virtual Prayer Room
7:45 – 8:00 AM 10:45 – 11:00 AM Optional worship
8:00 – 9:00 AM 11:00 – 12:00 PM Us/We/Me Ann Fraser
9:00 – 9:30 AM 12:00 – 12:30 PM BREAK
9:30 – 11:00 AM 12:30 – 2:00 PM Integral Mission Ray Sawatsky
11:00 – 11:20 AM 2:00 – 2:20 PM BREAK
11:20 – 12:20 PM 2:20 – 3:20 PM
Disruptive Love
Dave Klassen
12:20 – 12:50 PM
3:20 – 3:50 PM
BREAK
12:50 – 1:55 PM
3:50 – 4:55 PM
Agents of Disruption
Bill Hogg
1:55 – 2:00 PM
4:55 – 5:00 PM
INTERMISSION – MUSIC
2:00 – 3:00 PM 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Disruptive Love – My Personal Journey Rod Bergen
3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Closing Prayer Donna Mitchell
3:00 – 4:30 PM 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Virtual Prayer Room

FAQs

What are the dates/times for staff conference?

July 21 and 22. See schedule above for times.

Will there be breaks?

Yes! We know it is not easy to sit in front of your screen for 7 hours. There will be ample breaks throughout the day to afford you time for snacks, bio breaks, tending to family needs, etc.

Which platform will be used for the conference?

Staff Conference will be run similarly to P2C Chapels, using Zoom, although the experience will be much different! Please make sure you have the updated version of Zoom and if possible are connected to a hard-wire connection (preferably on a laptop or PC) for the length of the conference (vs. a cellular device or on Wifi).

 

Check what version of Zoom you are currently using: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362393

How do I access the sessions?

For security and privacy reasons, we have created a shared document in Google with the Zoom links to join Day 1 & 2 of the conference. Both days use the same link. Using your P2C email address, please use the link located <here> for the main Staff Conference sessions. (Tab called “Staff Conference Day 1 & 2”)
To connect to the virtual prayer room, use a separate link. More information about the virtual prayer room can be found here.

How do I get the most out of each session?

We recommend the following tips so that you can have a fully-immersive experience in the Staff Conference:

  • Choose a space free from distractions (including pets, cell phone, etc.)
  • Choose a space where you can sit comfortably, take notes if desired, and have good lighting.
  • Turn your camera off during the speaker sessions (you will be automatically muted during the speakers’ talks) but turn on your camera and unmute yourself for the Breakout rooms so that you can participate with your group.
  • Engage! Participate in the Q&A via chat, speak up during the breakout rooms and lift your voice to the Lord in the times of prayer. By engaging, you will get a deeper understanding of the material presented by each speaker.
  • The use of breakout rooms means that you will get to meet many new people throughout the conference. However, due to time constraints, providing introductions at the beginning of each group may not be possible. We encourage you to upload a profile picture and update your Zoom name to YOUR NAME – MINISTRY/DEPARTMENT. Take some time to do this over the weekend prior to Staff Conference – this will help us all to get to know each other throughout the two days!

 

Changing your Zoom profile: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201363203-Customizing-your-Profile

Changing your name in a Zoom meeting: https://nerdschalk.com/how-to-change-your-name-on-zoom-on-pc-and-phone/

Will breakout sessions be voluntary to choose which one to go to or will be pre-assigned?

We prefer staff participate in the break out rooms as the speakers have integrated them into their teachings. They will not be pre-assigned and will be randomly assigned at the beginning of each new session (as some people may join/leave from one session to the next). This gives you a chance to meet new P2C staff across the country as you move between breakout groups.

We encourage you to join a breakout group with your camera and audio on.

What format are the sessions?

Sessions will be a hybrid of videos, live Q&A, breakout rooms and live in-studio MCs.

Will there be an opportunity for live Q&A after each session? How will this be handled/What is the process for asking a question?

Some of the speakers will be facilitating a Q&A period as part of their session. You will be able to submit questions via the Chat during specific times in the conference.

*If you have technical questions, see the section below on Technical Issues.

I am planning to gather with my spouse or others - can I still participate?

Yes, we encourage you to all join from one device (preferably a hard-wired laptop or PC) to get the most out of the conference. However, this does mean that when you are placed into a breakout group, you will count as “one participant”. If you and your spouse are gathered, you may choose to join a breakout group. If you are gathered with a larger group, you may choose not to join the breakout group but we encourage you to have the discussion or pray together in your physical gathering.

Will there be worship or prayer during the conference?

There will be 15 minutes of worship to start each day of the Staff Conference. These times or worship will be optional but we encourage you to join and start the day off in a posture of adoration and praise. You also have the option of joining (via a separate Zoom link) the virtual prayer room prior to the start of conference. More information about the virtual prayer room can be found here.

Will recordings of each speakers’ session be available for post-conference viewing?

Yes, we will have a recording of each speakers’ talk available post-conference. These recordings will be available by Monday, July 27th. We thank you for your patience!

Who can I contact if I have issues joining a session, a breakout group, or audio/video issues?

If you require technical assistance and would like to communicate with the technical team, please use the contacts listed below.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio

  • Last resort: Contact Dorothy Garrovillo (located East Coast) or Marisa Thomas (located West Coast) via Workplace (preferred) or email (dorothy.garrovillo@p2c.com marisa.thomas@p2c.com) for any technical issues related to Staff Conference
  • If you have technical issues related to hardware, software, P2C login, etc. please contact to Keith Richmond on Workplace chat.

 

Why can’t I use chat?

The chat function has been disabled to ensure an uninterrupted and distraction-free conference experience for all. The chat may be open during specific moments of the sessions, for example during the Q&A periods of a speaker’s session.

 

Who is able to attend the virtual Staff Conference?

We have had questions regarding whether individuals who are not a part of Power to Change could come to Staff Conference. Staff Conference is open only to Power to Change staff and their spouses. The intention is to build into our staff during this time.

Will the conference be translated?

No, unfortunately, we will not have simultaneous translation of the days’ sessions. You are welcome to join the worship portion at the beginning of the day, led by Zach Lalic, which will feature a mix of English and French worship.

Prayer Room

The Virtual Prayer Room can be accessed in a separate link to the Staff Conference. Using your P2C email address, please use the link located here  on the tab called “Virtual Prayer Room”.

The prayer room will be open for 45 minutes before the start of conference each day as well as for one hour at the end of each day.

There will be separate spaces for times of Reflection, Worship, Collective Prayer, as well as space for having an intercessor pray with/for you. If you would prefer to have your camera off during prayer with an intercessor, or request an intercessor from outside P2C, you have the option to do so.

PACIFIC TIME EASTERN TIME
7:00-7:45 AM 10:00-10:45 AM
End of Day (1 hour) End of Day (1 hour)

Reflections with the Lenses Institute (Optional)

The Lenses Group is helping to create a space to process your thoughts, emotions, and experiences coming out of the first day of Staff Conference.  This time will be a conversation around ethnicity, power, and culture which will happen together as a large group and self-separated into two groups – majority culture (White) and Black, Indigenous, People of Colour. 

The reflection times will be for one hour, with the first starting after the last session on Tuesday, July 21st.

Both groups are optional and outside of the Staff Conference session hours. You can join the groups by using the Zoom link located here. Please use your P2C email address to access the link (tab “Lenses Group).

 

PACIFIC TIME EASTERN TIME
3:30-4:30 PM 6:30-7:30 PM
PACIFIC TIME EASTERN TIME
6:30 AM 9:30 AM