SOAR's Administrative and Management Network (S.A.M.N.)

The SOAR Administrative and Management Network (S.A.M.N.) is a standing committee of SOAR. It's overall purpose is:

To create a communication network of administrative/operational and management staff of agencies, boards and commissions.To deal with operational program and policy issues at the administrative level.To share knowledge, tools, program templates, best practices, strategies, and other resources through meetings, events, "tool kits", websites, documents and various educational opportunities.

S.A.M.N. organizes educational and training workshops regarding timely topics in order to accomplish the above-noted purpose:

Administrative Law Primer, January 24, 2017

Transforming Challenging Situations with the Public, June 13, 2016 and Sept 28, 2016

Write This Way, January 25, 2016

Revenge of the Admin Law Primer, June 9, 2015

Social Media, The Uses, Benefits and Challenges, April 1, 2015

Staying Squeaky Clean: Ethics for Public Service Staff, September 28, 2015

Putting Social Media to Work for you, June 27, 2014

Adminstrative Law Primer-  Sept. 12, 2013

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Ontario Ombudsman But were Afraid to Ask – Feb. 13, 2013

S.A.M.N. Conference: Burning Bridges - Building Bridges - Sept. 13, 2012

Issues in Emergency and Security Management - March 5, 2012

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) and Workplace Violence Prevention (WVP) - Sept. 19, 2011

Self Represented Parties Workshop: Challenges for Agency Staff and How to Meet Them - Jun. 22, 2011

Showcase/Networking Sessions – Case Management Systems - Feb. 23, 2011

Accessibility – Opening Doors for All Ontarians - Oct. 26, 2010

Human Rights 101 Workshop for Staff & Management (Repeat) - Jun. 2, 2010

Effective Problem Solving for Interpersonal Conflict - May 25, 2010

Human Rights 101 Workshop for Staff & Management - Jun. 11, 2009

Paralegal Workshop for the Agency Sector - Jan. 19, 2009

For more information about the current projects of this committee, please see the S.A.M.N. Terms of Reference

Current SAMN Committee members as of January 2017 are:

Emily Sinclair - S.A.M.N. Co Chair - Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

Sharon Stockla - S.A.M.N. Co Chair - Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care

Alexandra Alvarado-Bowen - Social Benefits Tribunal

Arshad Alli- Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Bianca D'Souza – Law Society of Upper Canada

Laura Pettigrew - Ombudsman’s Office

Lina Prochilo - Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Sarah Schumacher- WSIAT

Daphne Simon - Executive Director, SOAR

Voy Stelmaszynski - Ontario Labour Relations Board

 

Prior to the above-noted "S.A.M.N" events, workshops for staff and management were provided at "SOS" (Strengthening Our Supports Seminar) and at "ASSETS" (Agency Sector Staff Education and Training Seminar).

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