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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.



2017 CAIS Fall Newsletter




Reflections from the Road

by Patti MacDonald

When I began my new position at CAIS in the late summer, I knew it would be important to articulate my priorities for the first year and create a plan of action. The skills and knowledge that supported me as an independent school principal might not be the same ones that would help me be successful in the position of Executive Director of a national organization...

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Accreditation

by Val Pighin

The 2017 fall accreditation review schedule was successfully completed thanks to the generosity of our 40+ volunteer Visiting Committee members. Thank you all for your hard work and commitment!...

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Professional Learning

by Elizabeth Chambers

This past October, Heads and Chairs from across the country gathered together in Winnipeg, Manitoba for the CAIS annual Heads and Chairs Conference at the historic Fort Garry Hotel. The evening before the conference began, new Heads, mentors and new Chairs had the opportunity to gather and network during a beautiful meal hosted by Balmoral Hall School...

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National Leaders Conference

by Elizabeth Chambers

The National Leaders Conference is a three year program. The first year is attended by all National Networks from our schools and the second year the Academic Leaders gather together. In this third year of the program, leaders in the Operations Networks are invited to gather together to share and learn with one another from Sunday, April 15 to Tuesday, April 17 in Montreal, Quebec. This includes Business Officers, Admissions, Advancement, Marketing/Communications, and Human Resources...

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Research

by Karen Flindall

Thank you to the CAIS National Research Advisory Committee for their dedication and pursuit of excellence and whole school improvement through CAIS research...

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Canadian Boarding Collective

by Fiona Parke

In 2011, when the Canadian Boarding Collective, then known as the Collaborative Boarding Project, was created, our Canadian boarding schools had seen three consecutive years of declining boarding student enrolment. Six years later, boarding is alive and well. 2017-2018 marked the fourth consecutive year that total boarding student enrolment has increased, and for the first time in many years, Domestic Canadian boarding enrolment increased...

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Student Leadership

by Elizabeth Chambers

This year's Middle School Leadership Camp gave 135 students the unique opportunity to develop their budding leadership potential in a beautiful setting surrounded by like-minded peers. Students dove headfirst into gaining a deeper understanding of issues affecting young leaders in Canada...

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