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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 Spring Newsletter

Two Closing Remarks

by Anne-Marie Kee

When I thought about what I really wanted to say for the last time that I write an article for CAIS, I realize I had two messages.

First - thank you. We always say that an association…

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Team Transition

by Patti MacDonald & Anne-Marie Kee

It is with mixed emotions that I write about Jeremy Barr, our Sponsorship Coordinator, who will be leaving us after the Summer Leadership Institute. Jeremy has had a significant impact on CAIS. He created our Sponsorship program, which is now a key part of our PD strategy...

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by Val Pighin

CAIS Visiting Committees vary in size, but they always have two Heads, a governance expert, a CFO and other enthusiastic leaders and teachers from across the country. This year, 109 Visiting Committee members generously volunteered their time to support...

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Professional Development

by Sheri Little

This summer marks year two of our third Next Step cohort. Fourteen CAIS school leaders have committed to two summers and one full academic year of mentoring, self and peer assessments and a commitment to completing a change project within their school...

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National Leaders Conference

by Philip Lloyd

At the first meeting of the National Leaders Conference program committee, it was clear that there was to be one overriding objective: create opportunities for meaningful professional networking between all participants...

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2051 Challenge Incubator

by Don Kawasoe

The exploding capacity of digital technology as well as new research on teaching and learning are impacting what and how students learn. It is well documented that student potential can be enhanced by personalized learning...

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Online All The Time

by Jeremy Barr

This was another busy year of connecting colleagues nationally to explore topics of relevance. We offered a couple of traditional webinars, but we piloted a number of National Forums as well...

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by Karen Flindall

The CAIS National Research Advisory Committee continued to meet this year with a mandate to advise on national research projects to ensure timeliness...

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Canadian Boarding Collective

by Fiona Parke

Boarding in Canada is alive and well! The Canadian Boarding Collective (CBC) continues to offer a full and comprehensive program to members through International and Domestic Recruitment, Marketing...

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Student Leadership

by Tiziana Patella, Tracy Faucher & Judith Gorry

This year’s CAIS Middle School Leadership Camp invites students to participate in “Leadership and You”. Students will interact with peers from various schools across Canada...

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