2017 OLT Conference Keynote Addresses

Wednesday June 21st, 3-4 PM MDT
Rob Eaton - BYU-Idaho Associate Academic Vice President

Elevating While Edifying: How Christ-like Leaders Simultaneously Build Up Others While Helping Them Climb Higher

Thursday June 22nd, 9:00-10:00 AM MDT
Clark G. Gilbert, President of BYU-Pathway Worldwide 

*Please note, the Lightning Talks begin at 21:28 on this video.

Friday June 23rd, 9:00-9:50 AM MDT
Lightning Talks

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  • These were such great talks. Where can I find the other sessions?
    • The are all here: http://byu-idaho.screenstepslive.com/s/17057/m/65749/l/750388-olt-c...
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    • Thanks Brooke! I went looking for a session I watched to review and your directions helped me find them! It would be nice if these were easier to locate!
      • If you search "OLT" in the search terms, you should be able to locate these videos.
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      Scroll down until you see OLT Conference archive and select OLT Conference 2017 Breakout sessions.
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  • Here are some of my takeaways from the conference:

    First Actions
    Use Leadership Pattern for scripture study
    How can I use stories in my course?
    How can I incorporate movement into my life more?
    Look into using predictive text software for feedback
    Could I use the messaging app to connect with students in real time?

    Books and Talks to Read
    Read Grit by Angela Duckworth
    Read Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler,
    Read Motivational Interviewing by William R. Miller, Stephen Rollnick
    Read Overwhelmed by Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
    by Brigid Schulte
    Read “Why We Do Some of the Things we Do” by President Hinckley
    Read “Education and the Struggle for Perfection” by Clark Gilbert

    Great Ideas, thoughts and Quotes:
    Hard conversations—start with facts, tell your story (observations and assumptions), ask their part, problem solve together: Agree, Build, Compare, and move forward with actions
    “Let them do more of the discovering and you less of the explaining.”
    “We generally have time for the things that our are priorities.”
    “Do your best and your best gets better.”

    Best Breakout Session to review again
    "Connecting to Students Through Vulnerability" David and Christine Ashby
  • I am so sad that I missed attending this conference in person! However, I am grateful I we can listen online as well. Thank you for all of the amazing talks and for all of your guidance you have given us. This helps me to be a better instructor. It truly has been a blessing in my life to work for BYU-Idaho. I love being a Pathway instructor and feel inspired all of the time by this program.
  • I enjoyed watching the keynotes talks Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Looks like there is a great attendance, I could even recognize a few faces. I love working for BYU-Idaho as an online Pathway instructor. What a wonderful conference and inspirational messages.
  • Sadly I had to miss the conference this year. I loved being able to stream the sessions here in the community! Thank you for providing this opportunity. President Gilbert's message was very inspiring.
  • Thank you so much for having live streaming and recordings for all of us to enjoy! I just flew home from Japan and, unfortunately, had to miss this year's fun conference! I'm so bummed, but know you're all having a great time!
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Rob Eaton

 Rob Eaton has been a paperboy, an attorney, a health insurance executive, an Institute director, a professor of religious education at BYU-Idaho, the associate academic vice president at BYU-Idaho who oversaw online learning and Pathway from 2009 – 2013, and a mission president.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from BYU and his law degree from Stanford, and he’s authored or co-authored a number of books, including Pres. Eyring’s biography.  He currently serves as the associate academic vice president for instruction.

Clark Gilbert

Clark G. Gilbert became the 1st president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide on May 1 of this year.  BYU-Pathway Worldwide was built to bring education to those who might otherwise not have access to a traditional university.  Started as a pilot of BYU-Idaho in 2004, BYU-Pathway now exceeds the enrollment of its originating BYU institution with over 35,000 students in 500 locations around the world.

Prior to his new assignment, President Gilbert served as the 16th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho.  As president of BYU-Idaho, he focused on increased access and student mentoring.  He also pioneered the growth of the university’s online programs—over 20 percent of BYU-Idaho’s campus credits are now taught online.

Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, President Gilbert served as CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, where he was recognized as the Innovator of the Year by multiple media associations.

Early in his career President Gilbert taught as a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School where he taught and studied in the field of organizational innovation.  He recently co-authored the book Dual Transformation in Harvard Business School Press, which helps senior leaders look at how to organize for change.

President Gilbert graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He earned a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a doctorate degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

President Gilbert has served in multiple ecclesiastical roles, including counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, Young Men’s president, and Scoutmaster.  He currently serves in the Primary with his wife, Christine.  Together, they teach the Valiant 10 class.