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Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Saturday, April 6
 

7:30am

9:00am

9:15am

10:15am

10:30am

12:00pm

12:30pm

1:00pm

2:15pm

2:30pm

3:45pm

4:45pm

5:45pm

 
Sunday, April 7
 

8:00am

10:00am

11:15am

12:15pm

12:30pm

1:15pm

LightningTalk 1 - Leadership, Technology, and Complexity in Western Canadian K-12 Districts Mississauga ABPeter Holowka Roundtable Discussion 1: Challenge: finding early-career supply teachers & student-life assistants Plaza Ballroom ABMyke Healy Roundtable Discussion 1: Change Doesn't Have to Hurt Plaza Ballroom ABCheryl Murtland Roundtable Discussion 1: Getting the Shovel in the Ground: The Building Journey Plaza Ballroom ABMark Taylor • Jo-Anne Kingstone Roundtable Discussion 1: Liberal Arts vs Personalization of Learning: a critical discussion Plaza Ballroom ABMelissa Moore • Chiara Tabet Roundtable Discussion 1: Living a Healthier Digital Life Plaza Ballroom ABMichael O'Connor • Cyndy Borden Roundtable Discussion 1: Marketing CAIS Schools: Digital Strategies from the Clouds to the Ground Plaza Ballroom ABRobert DiMartino Roundtable Discussion 1: Navigating a Changing Faculty Hiring Landscape Plaza Ballroom ABKristopher Churchill Roundtable Discussion 1: St.Clement's School's Diversity Journey: Working Towards Sustainable Change Plaza Ballroom ABMartha Perry • Heather Henricks Roundtable Discussion 1: The CAIS Strategic Change Accelerator - Navigating Change in Complexity Plaza Ballroom ABGarth Nichols • Justin Medved Roundtable Discussion 1: Wellness, Balance and Growth: Doing it all well while keeping yourself well Plaza Ballroom ABMichel Lafrance Catalytic Conversation: Creating Green Schools for the future: How can we embed sustainability in our school culture? Ottawa RoomDanielle Delhaes • Sharon Klein • Michèle Andrews Catalytic Conversation: Harnessing the Power of Complexity to Create Beyond What you Know is Possible Toronto ABKynan Robinson Catalytic Conversation: Indigenizing Education - First Steps HaltonJanet Csontos Catalytic Conversation: Integrative Thinking - Design for Complexity AuroraChristopher Federico Catalytic Conversation: Mental Health, Risk Management and Trips Mississauga CMark Bunten • Louise Melville Catalytic Conversation: When the media come knocking: Crisis communications Montreal ABJoanne Kamins • Shirley Muir

1:35pm

1:55pm

2:00pm

2:15pm

2:35pm

2:45pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

6:30pm

 
Monday, April 8
 

7:00am

8:00am

8:15am

9:30am

12:00pm

1:00pm

LightningTalk 1 - Harness the Power of Data, Web, and Social Media to maximize engagement Mississauga ABRobert DiMartino Roundtable Discussion 1 : Fundraising in China: What Stays the Same, What Has Dramatically Changed Plaza Ballroom ABLaura Edwards Roundtable Discussion 1: Bringing Inquiry to Blended Learning in Elementary Mathematics Plaza Ballroom ABRadhika Raj • Rachel Hughes Roundtable Discussion 1: Character Development: A Program? A Culture? Both? Plaza Ballroom ABJames Darling Roundtable Discussion 1: Designing the Student Leadership Experience Plaza Ballroom ABDr. Alexandra Rodney • Richard Prosser Roundtable Discussion 1: Engaging Teachers in Evidence-Based Practice – An Introduction to researchED Canada Plaza Ballroom ABPaul W Bennett Roundtable Discussion 1: Going Beyond Imitation: How can a thoughtfully designed employee rewards program set your school apart? Plaza Ballroom ABJacob Hall • Sarah Becker Roundtable Discussion 1: Grade 8-9 Unbounded at Collingwood: students solve local business problems Plaza Ballroom ABJennifer Dousett Roundtable Discussion 1: Redesigning mathematics assessment Plaza Ballroom ABJason Levesque • Stephanie Chin Roundtable Discussion 1: Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It Plaza Ballroom ABGlen Downey Catalytic Conversation: Becoming a Great 21C School: A Challenge for School Leaders Montreal ABBradley Adams • Michael Fellin • Philip Cummins Catalytic Conversation: How a Blockchain Hackathon showcases top pedagogy and collaboration Toronto ABJim Laplante • Charles Fowler • Mary Anne Van Acker Catalytic Conversation: How schools are Designing for Innovation, and how you can too! Mississauga CGarth Nichols • Justin Medved Catalytic Conversation: How the Lens of Positive Education Maximizes Impact of Service Initiatives HaltonJustin Robinson Catalytic Conversation: Leading and Fostering Relational Well-being in Schools AuroraMira Gambhir • Lauren Caldwell • Joelle Therriault Catalytic Conversation: Mindset Shift: Transforming School Culture by Empowering Teachers and Students Ottawa RoomLeslie McBeth • Nathalie Millette • Arianna Lambert

1:20pm

1:40pm

1:45pm

2:00pm

2:20pm

2:30pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

7:00pm

9:30pm

 
Tuesday, April 9
 

7:00am

7:30am

8:30am

8:45am

LightningTalk 1 - Talking to a Millennial? 3 DOs and DON'Ts to Help Yourself Be Heard Mississauga ABJanet Hueglin Hartwick Roundtable Discussion 1: Change Makers: Activating School and Educator-Led Research Plaza Ballroom ABMira Gambhir Roundtable Discussion 1: Confident Girls, Inspiring Women! Making Connections .... Exchanging best practises Plaza Ballroom ABMary Lue Emmerson • Megan Hedderick Roundtable Discussion 1: Creating a Coaching Culture in Schools Plaza Ballroom ABLara Koretsky Roundtable Discussion 1: Employee Engagement: Why it Matters? Are your employees ready for change? Plaza Ballroom ABMargaret Paterson • Joanne Kamins Roundtable Discussion 1: Faculty Mentorship: Pursuing Possibilities for Mentorship in CAIS Schools Plaza Ballroom ABAndrea Weber Roundtable Discussion 1: Implementing homeroom/advisor programmes in the middle and senior school Plaza Ballroom ABHelen Gin • Elissa Kline-Beber Roundtable Discussion 1: Leveraging Collaboration to Drive Recruitment and Retention Plaza Ballroom ABAmy Platt • Sheri Rapp Roundtable Discussion 1: Promoting Well-being through Experiential Service Learning Plaza Ballroom ABSean Mitchell • Jeff Hainbuch Catalytic Conversation: Connecting the Conversations in Your School Toronto ABMary Gauthier Catalytic Conversation: Designing Connection: fostering the relationships schools both want and need Montreal ABDavid Streight Catalytic Conversation: Diversity and Pluralism - how are our independent schools doing? AuroraNaheed Bardai

9:05am

9:25am

9:30am

9:45am

10:05am

10:15am

10:30am

11:30am