This interactive session will highlight some classroom engagement strategies to develop a safe learning community. We will share some of our success stories (and failures), lead a conversation that will encourage the participants to share ideas of activities that can be incorporated into the classroom, and introduce two easily adaptable activities as exemplars.


Norm Althouse

Norm is a Senior Instructor and Teaching Fellow at the Haskayne School of Business. He teaches in a range of programs, from first year undergraduates through EMBAs. His research interests include team building, mentorship, student learning, and managerial decision-making. Norm has presented professional workshops and conferences.

Peggy Hedges

Teaching Professor and Teaching Fellow, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Peggy teaches in the areas of Finance and Strategy. Her research interests include classroom and pedagogy techniques, small business financing, alternative funding for defined benefit pension plans and risk analysis of catastrophic bonds.