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2051 Challenge

Register for the 2051 Challenge on April 7-9, 2017 in Montreal. Learn more here. And view the past work of 2051 here.

Register for the 2017 National Leaders Conference - Academics

April 9 - 11, 2017.
Register here

Leadership Institute

Register for the upcoming Spring and Summer Leadership Institute. Learn More & Register

2016 CAIS Webinar Recordings

Watch our International Fundraising, Governance Series, National Student Panel on Supporting LGBTQ+ Students, 2015 KPI Benchmarking Overview and our Review on Executing Accreditation Pilot Surveys webinars in CAIS Connect.
Access webinars here

Register for upcoming webinars here

2016 NLC Resources now available

Both the Catalytic Conversations on the Future of Education - Summary Report and the workshop material is now in CAIS Connect.
Access the Summary Report and Workshop Material

New PD model

Anne-Marie speaks to moving forward with a new national PD model with the creation of one national conference. Watch the Video

2015 CAIS Accreditation Guidelines

Review the new CAIS Accreditation Guidelines that are being piloted this school year. We welcome your feedback!

Team Details

David Hadden


Job Title
Strategic Advisor
Strategic Advisor
CAIS Office, CAIS Staff on Website

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David possesses a passion for independent school advancement, sustainability, strategic planning, and boarding.

Currently, he is an educational consultant supporting these interests for Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS).

He is a strategic advisor to the Executive Director of CAIS. He conducts workshops at CAIS conferences and for school boards and management teams. He is an executive coach for several individual school and CAIS administrators and teaches annually at the CAIS Leadership Institute and New Heads Workshop.

Recently he served a two year term as Strategic Advisor to the Principal (Boarding) at Upper Canada College and to The Lakefield College School Foundation with its $100M campaign, launched in 2012.

David received his B.A./B.Ed. from Queens University. He played football professionally in the CFL (1975-78). He has been a teacher at Crescent School, Canadian Junior College, and Upper Canada College.

In 1985, David became the Head of Lakefield College School, and latterly during his 23 year term, he served additionally as CEO of the LCS Foundation. He was responsible for Lakefield's staff driven "Securing Our Future" campaign which raised $44M from 2001-2008.

David is a Board member and part owner of two summer camps: Onondaga Camp and Camp Kandalore.

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