BEtreat Canada 2014

Professional development workshops: networks, communities and social learning


New in 2014:

BEtreat comes to Canada


In partnership with BCcampus we are holding two BEtreat workshops in British Columbia, Canada. They will take place October 7-10 and 14-17 2014, in Penticton near Kelowna. Thanks to Silvia Currie and Leva Lee of BCcampus for hosting us.

BEtreat workshops are a unique experience of engaging, connecting, and learning. In a retreat setting we explore opportunities and challenges facing people whose work involves the support and cultivation of networks, communities of practice, or social learning systems.


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For four days we roll up our sleeves and take a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities in this growing field. Moving between latest research and shared experiences we create a dynamic context for engaging in practical challenges and new developments.   The workshops are small and focused. Participation can be face-to-face or online.

We are excited to be running the workshops outside California. Read what some people said about previous workshops here.

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The Canadian BEtreats will take place in the beautiful retreat of Grapeseed, in Penticton, near Kelowna, BC.
14-05-19 Grapeseed guesthouse
A view of the GrapeSeed Retreat.



We are planning to hold two BEtreats: one to review the state-of-the-art and one to explore cutting-edge issues.




State-of-the-art BEtreat
October 7 – 10
How do we develop, evaluate, and support learning in networks and communities?

  • review the principles of the field
  • apply established models and techniques
  • work on your specific challenges

This workshop is structured for people in business, government, international development, education and healthcare who want to get a good grasp on the foundations, principles, and methods in the field.
Cutting-edge BEtreat
October 14 – 17
What are emerging issues in social learning, communities of practice, and networks?

  • challenges emerging in your work
  • hot issues in the field
  • the frontier of our learning

This workshop is more emergent. It is structured by the challenges of people who are familiar with existing models and practice and want to develop more pioneering aspects of the field.
All programs accommodate both face-to-face and online participation


  • All prices are in Canadian dollars.
  • Face-to-face prices below include lunch and refreshments for all four days.
  • For evenings, we have a tradition of cooking communal dinners together two days out of four. Partners and families are welcome. Prices are noted under "Optional items."



Early bird

until August 31

Regular price

after August 31

State-of-the-art BEtreat Canada — October 7 – 10
Face-to-face participation $1,200.00 $1,600.00
Online participation $900.00 $1,200.00
Cutting-edge BEtreat Canada — October 14 – 17
Face-to-face participation $1,200.00 $1,600.00
Online participation $900.00 $1,200.00
Optional items — social program and evening meals
Social program and dinners (2 nights), per person
Social program and dinner (1 night), per person


Registration and payment methods

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Orchard Suites
(also available from
Vacation Rentals)
from $75 Yes 1.4 km May be a minimum number of nights for your booking
Serenata Guesthouse from $159 Yes 1.5 km A luxury guesthouse
Red Barn from $185 Yes 1.7 km Ideal if you wish to arrange shared accommodations with colleagues
Casa Grande from $110 Yes 4.0 km In town, close to beach
Grapeseed Retreat
(contact Silvia Currie)
from $100 Yes 0 Shared bathroom, limited space


Transportation Information



Airport Shuttle from Kelowna


Flights to Kelowna:
from several cities
Flights to Penticton:
Westjet (via Calgary)

Group travel rates can be reasonable.

Rental cars available at airport
Approximate driving times
From Kelowna airport:   1 ½ hours
From Vancouver airport:   4 ½ hours





Things to do in the area


Kettle Valley Railway bike/hike trails
Wine tasting (Okanagan fall wine festival is October 2-12, 2014)
Munson Mountain right beside Grapeseed is a nice place to wander around and sit to admire the view.
Boating and boarding


  • Refunds of the full fee (minus transaction fees) will be made up to August 31.
  • Refunds of 50% will be made until September 30.
  • All refunds incur 100 dollars administration fee.
  • No refunds after October 1.
  • Substitutions always possible.

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