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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.

Developing Leaders for Canada's Best Independent Schools

Since we know that great schools have great teachers and leaders, retention should be top of mind for all CAIS schools.

Our Summer LI should be part of your retention strategy! If you have an outstanding teacher who is hungry to learn about the unique complexities of independent schools or if you have a young administrator who is keen to strengthen his/her skills or get to the next step, then we have a program for you.

For the past 20 years, colleagues have gathered at CAIS Boarding Schools across the country to experience the Summer LI.Participants value the opportunity to learn from leaders and recognized experts; they enjoy time for meaningful engagement with colleagues who are also motivated and passionate about independent school education.

Dates: June 30 to July 4, 2020

Hosted by: Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON.

More detail will be posted at a later date.