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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.

Fall Leadership Institute

The CAIS Diploma in Independent School Leadership is designed to prepare participants for senior leadership roles in independent schools, particularly for Headships, by providing courses in aspects of independent schools rarely experienced by teachers. It is expected that candidates will discuss participation with their Head of School.

Dates: November 15-16, 2019
Hosted by: Halifax Grammar School in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Program Times: Registration: 3:30 p.m. The program runs from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Modules: Accreditation & Governance (required modules) will be offered.

N.B. A minimum of 10 participants is required for each module to run.

Modules Offered for the Fall LI


Facilitator: Martha Perry & Catherine McCauley
Compulsory Module.


Facilitator: Susan Wright
Compulsory Module.