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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Monday, April 8 • 8:15am - 9:30am
Keynote - Design: How Open Are We To Being Open?

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Listen to Patti MacDonald (CAIS Executive Director) interview Dan Pontefract for his upcoming keynote here.

Join your colleagues at NLC: Register here.

In this day and age of constant change there are key questions to ask and answer that relate to the running of a school. Are we open to learn? Are we open to design? Are we open to business? Are we open to change? Are we open to being open?

Any great organizational culture requires the right leadership behaviours to enable success. CAIS schools are no different. An open and engaged culture becomes your competitive advantage. Indeed, becoming an open organization is key to establishing a community full of great problem solvers and design thinkers.

So too, when we commit to being a collaborative leader—and learning the ways of leading engaged employees—we not only become more open and high performing, we become better at thinking. And when our thinking improves, we are then truly open to whatever change comes our way.
In this interactive keynote, best-selling author and leadership strategist, Dan Pontefract, will introduce the key facets of a truly engaged, collaborative and open thinking culture, one that inspires a community of problem solvers and thinkers. You will leave with insights, research, stories and practical tips to genuinely become more open in your practice as a CAIS leader.

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Dan Pontefract

Author, Speaker, Thinker, Chief Envisioner
Listen to Patti MacDonald (CAIS Executive Director) interview Dan Pontefract for his upcoming keynote here.Join your colleagues at NLC: Register here.Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as Chief Learning Officer... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am EDT
Plaza Ballroom AB