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
Learn more and register: Conference webpage 
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Chad Holtum

Glenlyon Norfolk School
Deputy Head, Admissions and Advancement
Chad Holtum is in his sixth year as Deputy Head of Glenlyon Norfolk School in
Victoria, BC.

As the head of the Advancement Office, Chad oversees the school’s Admissions,
Fundraising, Alumni Relations, International Program, Communications and
Marketing operations. Since his arrival, he has played an instrumental role in
diversifying GNS’ enrolment by adding a Family Boarding Program that has
allowed more than eighty students from around the world to attend the school,
with each living with a current GNS parent or staff member. Chad has also lead
the charge to help build the school’s culture of philanthropy, allowing GNS annual
fund to grow from 16% parent participation to 53% in four years while at the
same time growing the dollars from $200,000 a year to over $1.7M in the same
time frame. He has also played a principal role in securing the third largest gift to
an independent school in western Canada, a $5M gift to their upcoming capital
campaign. All of this in a
school that has had little to no culture of giving prior to his arrival.

Chad has extensive experience in Canadian independent schools. Prior to his
current position he served as Director of Enrolment and Marketing at Shawnigan
Lake School, as well as Deputy Head of Queen Margaret’s School.

Chad holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph, and
Bachelor’s of Education and Master’s of Education (Administration and
Leadership) degrees from the University of British Columbia. He resides in
Victoria with his wife, Erica and their two young sons.