Presenters: Lorraine Godden & Carolyn Hoessler

Language: English

Date & Time:


  • Full Series EWO-Member: $119
  • Full Series Non EWO-Member: $159

All registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session. The recordings will remain available for one month after the final webinar of the series.

IMPORTANT: Individual certificates of attendance will be provided once the series is complete and only to those who attend the webinars live.


Getting experiential learning (EL) and work-integrated-learning (WIL) right is important, and getting each experience right feels complex. Multiple stakeholders, aims, and needs pose challenges to navigating relationships and designing experiences, while ongoing shifts to remote learning and restricted workplaces remove the usual options.

Why You Should Attend

This new webinar series comes in response to a popular standalone webinar delivered earlier this year by our presenters and aims to further your learning on how to design effective experiential learning. Participants don’t need to have seen the standalone webinar to attend the series.

This deeper series will teach you how to navigate among stakeholders (e.g., learners, partnering organizations, senior school or institution administrators, government, and funders), identify the often-unstated intended outcomes of the experience, and design experiences within your context. Our two presenters will share the Outcome-Based Experiential Learning (OBEL) framework they developed as a concise and guided design process to enable you to successfully navigate EL planning and implementation. Furthermore, participants will also receive a complimentary copy of the new OBEL guide.

This webinar series is a good fit for:

  • Staff, educators and community partners working to co-design, recruit for, advise students, and offer experiences;
  • Community partners seeking to define why and how they will host experiences; and
  • Educational institutions and schools creating strategies.

Webinar #1: What Are We Seeking? Naming the Outcomes for EL with Stakeholders

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

  • Specify your stakeholders
  • Specify intended outcomes of experiential learning
  • Identify (or design a plan to co-identify) specific intended outcomes of each stakeholder group
  • Distinguish between opportunity types (WIL, practice spaces, projects and employment programs)

Webinar #2: What Will They Do? Identifying the EL Design Factors – Including in Emergent Contexts

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

  • Identify the five design factors influencing the possible experiences
  • Using the five design factors, define your current context including its possibilities and constraints
  • Identify how to adapt existing or planned experiences when the factor changes in your context

Webinar #3: Will It Be a Success? Aligning EL Outcomes, Activities, Assessment and Evaluation

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (check your time zone)

  • Refine the design factors and intended outcomes including adaptation options
  • Select and design appropriate and feasible assessment options
  • Confirm alignment between intended outcomes, activities, assessment and evaluation utilizing the OBEL planning template  

What people are saying about Lorraine & Carolyn’s webinar held this spring?

Kathleen Whelan, Teacher, Vancouver School Board

“I appreciate being given ideas for how to move forward with alternate activities when I can’t really put students into the workforce. Thank-you very much.”

Andrea Wilder, Wellness Manager, BCITSA

“Thank you CERIC for offering a webinar on this topic. Applying experiential learning to remote environments is a very challenging task and it is very helpful to have experts and practical resources to scaffold our learning.”

Christine Kampen Robinson, Assistant Professor of Practicum, Canadian Mennonite University

“This webinar was excellent! The content was research-based with clear explanations and actionable ideas that I can implement right away. The webinar addressed a very real current challenge with practical solutions that can be adapted to different contexts. The speakers were engaging and knowledgeable and the interactive pieces just added to that. I was very impressed with this webinar.”

Lorraine Godden specializes in understanding how career and life planning, work-integrated-learning, and other educational multidisciplinary and public policies are interpreted and enacted into educational programming and public policy interventions. Lorraine has 20 plus years of experience implementing, evaluating and researching work-related policies in compulsory and post-secondary education.

Carolyn Hoessler specializes in designing relevant learning experiences, assessments and evaluation, and untangling factors to inform clear paths forward. Carolyn has over 14 years’ experience working with teams (re)designing learning in higher education and professional development locally and nationally. She is the founder of Higher Education & Beyond (

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellation(s) must be made by emailing your request to webinars@ceric.caCancellation requests must be received before 5:00 pm ET 2 business days prior to the webinar date. NO REFUNDS are granted after this point. An administrative fee of 10% will be deducted from any paid webinar registration. Refunds will be issued within two weeks after receipt of the written notice.

Delegate substitutions are permissible. Please notify us at if you intend to transfer your registration to another person. Supply us with that person’s name and contact information including their email address. The substitute delegate will be required to pay any difference in registration rate. If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, the attendee will not be given a refund. It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar.

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