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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.

Spring 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: April 4, 2020
Host School
: St. John’s school, 2215 West 10 Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Taking place a day prior to the National Leaders Conference

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

Program Times: To be confirmed.



Media Relations

Facilitator: Shirley Muir, President, The PRHouse
Elective Module


Facilitator: Catherine McCauley, Director of Accreditation and Research - CAIS
Compulsory Module

Assessment Leadership

Facilitator: Sandra Herbst, Senior Associate - Connect 2 Learning
Elective Module

Leadership for learning

Facilitator: Ian Kennedy, Director of Instruction - West Vancouver Schools
Compulsory Module

Facilitation Training – Beyond the Agenda: Planning and facilitating constructive, efficient and energizing meetings

Facilitator: Winifred Hunsburger, Head of the Learning Commons - Bishop Strachan School
Elective Module