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National Leaders Conference

The 2019 National Leaders Post Conference Call for Workshop Proposals are open until December 7. Apply here.

Strengthen Your School Leadership

CAIS values the constant and deliberate quest for excellence, and we recognize the vital leadership role that governors play, in partnership with Heads, in the success of our schools. We want all of our schools to have strong Heads who focus on supporting the students of the present, but we also want strong Boards that focus on supporting the students of the future.

The Governance Guide include new learning on a number of areas, including Human Resources, Risk Management, Head Transitions, and Consent Agendas.

CAIS members and non-members can purchase a hard copy here. And CAIS members can also view the full PDF in CAIS Connect here.

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Donald Kawasoe


Professional Learning Coordinator
CAIS Office, Office

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I was the Head of the Prep and Upper Schools at Upper Canada College, responsible for academic and co-curricular program SK-12 (2009-15); Head of the Prep School (2005-2009) and former Director of UCC’s Norval Outdoor School (1983-99). Since my retirement in 2015, I have been an on-site co-ordinator for CAIS school accreditations and have helped co-ordinate the 2051 Challenge for April 2017.

I am currently on contract to CAIS to co-ordinate the Leadership Institutes (Fall, Spring and Summer), the Heads Institute, the Next Steps Program and the Strategic Change Accelerator. I also provide logistical support to the organizers of the CAIS student programs.