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CASS Fall Conference 2018

Conference Details

Alberta Stories of Practice: Building Personal and System Capacity

Pre-conference – Wednesday Afternoon November 7, 2018

Module learning continues…

Delegates who attended the summer CASS/ASBOA conference will have an opportunity to continue the  in-depth module learning experience focused on the professional practice standard competencies.  The pre-conference day will include continued stories of Alberta practice, examples of learning applied as well as information and support for implementation of the professional practice standard(s).  Additional info in the Conference booklet.

Conference – Wednesday Evening, November 7, 2018

Keynote: Authentic Leadership: It’s About Presence, Not Position  with David Irvine

In a world that seems to be working at tearing communities apart – rural vs urban, province vs province, country vs country, technology vs humanity – building communities at every level of our Districts is particularly important today. Thank goodness for our school communities! At times, it feels like it’s the only truly safe place, even safer than the home! School communities where students and staff collectively feel safe and have sufficient trust to learn and grow together starts with caring people, seeking out what’s good and doing what’s right for everyone’s benefit at every level.

This opening keynote address will inspire and uplift you with a reminder of the vital role of superintendents and system leaders to foster caring throughout your Districts through the strength of your authentic leadership presence.

Conference – Thursday, November 8, 2018

Concurrent sessions highlighting Alberta Stories of Practice will be offered.

David Irvine will also offer a morning learning opportunity: Accountable Leadership: Putting the Inspiration to Work.

9:30 am – 10:45 am

 

Visionary Leadership – Learning Module Overview Making Learning Success Visible and Amplifying “Next” Practices Developing a Leadership Development Program for System Leaders Building Trusting Relationships for Academic Improvement
Accountable Leadership (Part 1) Occupational Health & Safety Regulation Update Principal Academy Supporting Implementation of the Professional Practice Standards

 

11:00 am – 12:15 pm Accountable Leadership (Part 2 continued) Leaders Conceptions of Risk in the Areas of Parents and Classroom Assessment Leading Learning – Learning Module Overview Inspiring the Weave: Supporting System and School Leaders…
Modelling Your Commitment to Professional Learning Supporting Effective Governance – Learning Module Overview Program Unit Funding in the 21st Century

Wellness Keynote: Creating a Culture of Wellbeing: What’s the Evidence! with Dr. Doug Gleddie

In this keynote, wellbeing will be examined as a concept that has been gaining credence and momentum in the education sector and beyond. But is this trend merely another educational fad that will surely fade with time? The evidence suggests that health and wellness are integral and even critical to the success of schools – and societies.

Concurrent sessions highlighting Wellness – Alberta Stories of Practice will be offered.

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Wellness Initiatives

Comprehensive School Health – A Shared Vision for Healthy School Communities Continuing the Conversation: Creating a Culture of Wellbeing A Rurban Approach to Mental Health: Grasslands Public Schools Journey… Physical Activity and Wellbeing Mentorship in Alberta School Communities
Building a Culture of Connections: Positive Mental Health Initiatives Investigating Wellness – Healthy Hearts Alberta Wellness Starts with You Leading Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Conference – Friday, November 9, 2018

Role-Alike Meetings with CASS Members and Alberta Education Representatives

Creative Brainstorming/World Cafe

Opportunities to meet with role-alike colleagues (e.g. Chief Superintendents, Curriculum and Assessment, Human Resource, Technology, First Nations Education School Authority Leads) will occur on Friday morning, followed by opportunities to also meet with Alberta Education representatives.

An adapted issues/solutions forum will be offered to conclude the conference.  Based on your collective wisdom and dialogue- via a world cafe model-we will focus on creative brainstorming to address problems of practice.

Based on grant funding from Alberta Education and direction from the CASS board the overarching outcome for CASS professional learning opportunities:

Superintendent leadership supports quality school leadership and teaching to create optimum learning for all students in Alberta.

Speakers

David Irvine: The Leader’s Navigator™

David Irvine is a speaker, writer and advisor to leaders whose work has contributed to the building of accountable, dynamic and engaged organizations across North America. As one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership, organizational culture, and personal development, he has dedicated his life to creating workplaces, communities, and families that foster accountability, authenticity, and values alignment.

With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, David originally trained as a family therapist and has integrated family systems theory into in the field of organizational development. This has resulted in successfully guiding leaders to amplify their impact through a stronger, deeper authentic presence and in turn, guiding organizations to create aligned, vital and caring workplaces.

David has published several best-selling books, including the recent and notable, Caring Is Everything: Getting to The Heart of Humanity, Leadership and Life, a powerful work on the importance of seeking an authentic life. The Other Everest: Navigating the Pathway to Authentic Leadership, released in August, 2018, provides a synthesis of David’s learnings, teachings and wisdom gleaned over a lifetime of connecting and communicating at the cutting edge of entrepreneurial, business and organizational culture.

In his over thirty-five years’ experience as a highly sought-after advisor, David has worked with CEOs and senior executives, as well as all levels of management, front-line service providers, salespeople, educators, and health care professionals across North America. He has impacted the lives of thousands of people through his presentations, workshops, retreats, and writing. His approach is down-to-earth, simple and powerful.

As a formerly nationally ranked distance runner, David maintains an active lifestyle of yoga and hiking in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada where he makes his home.

To learn more about David Irvine, visit his website: www.davidirvine.com

Follow David on Twitter: davidjirvine


Creating a Culture of Wellbeing: What’s the Evidence!

Douglas Gleddie is acting vice-dean and an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health and physical education, reflective practice, physical literacy and research methods. Doug’s research foci include: narratives of physical education; school sport; physical literacy praxis; meaningful physical education, and teacher education.

Sponsors

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Goal:

Conference goals:

Deepening the understanding and applying the learning to further a commitment to action and support implementation of the professional practice standard(s). (2018-19)

Date(s):

Pre-conference: November 7, 2018, CASS Fall Conference November 7 (evening) - 9, 2018

Location:

Pre conference and Conference occurs at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino 1000, 11500 – 35 Street SE Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3W4

Group code: TJCASS18, Service Plus CASS–2648 or state “with CASS or College of Alberta School Superintendents”
Reservations may be made by calling toll free: 1-888-875-4667 or hotel direct: 403-236-7529, by email: reservations@dfic.ca or
online: www.deerfootinn.com (enter dates on first page, will redirect to next page, click “add code”, click “group attendee”, enter group code , click “complete reservation” and proceed with personal information)