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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Sunday, April 7 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Roundtable Discussion 1: Getting the Shovel in the Ground: The Building Journey

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45 minute session

New Head. First ever build at a young school. Where to begin? From the beginning. We will share a model for planning, decision-making, communication, and resource management for the successful journey from design concept to getting the shovel in the ground. Here are a few of the key questions we will seek to answer: How does the Head ensure architects, engineers, advisors and designers honour the vision, the budget and the timeline? What decisions rest with the Board? What decisions rest with the Head and leadership team? How do you design a timeline that is reasonable and builds effective relationships with key players? Where does financing come in? What expertise is important for success? Bring your own experiences and your own building dreams. Whether you are new to campus development or just looking for a better way to navigate this complex journey, there will be lots to share!

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Mark Taylor

Construction Advisor, Mark Taylor Construction Advisory Services
Mark has over 30 years of construction industry experience, having spent most of this time working with major construction companies in Canada and the UK. Along the way he has fulfilled many roles including Vice-president (Permanent Modular Construction), Director of Operations and... Read More →
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Jo-Anne Kingstone

Head of School, Aspengrove School
Jo-Anne Kingstone started her career at Ridley College as an English teacher, coach and advisor. In the years between that first year at Ridley and today, she has experienced a wide variety of teaching and learning environments, all of which have confirmed her passion for the ideals... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Plaza Ballroom AB