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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.


Pre-Conference Workshops: April 4
NEW! Workshop credits count towards the CAIS LI diploma requirements

Keynotes • Catalytic Conversations • LightningTalks
Roundtable Discussions • Networking

Who is invited?
Academic Leaders including Junior, Middle & Senior School Principals, IT Directors, Academic/Curriculum Directors, Deputy Heads & Heads of School.

When & where?
Conference: April 5 - 7, 2020
Pre-Conference/Spring Leadership Institute: April 4
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

View the 2020 NLC flyer here.
View the 2020 NLC postcard flyer here.

Our Theme Inspired Us

20/20 Vision of Excellence in Education: Focus on the Future

We live in complex times. Our schools to be nimble, dynamic and adaptive as, every day, we work to challenge the status quo. The leaders in our schools are dedicated to ensuring that we can equip students to tackle society's most enduring challenges with an eye to the future. Through their participation, it is clear that nothing in our schools happens in isolation; excellence is no exception to that. 

Each of our member schools, and CAIS, is founded on the ideal of excellence in education. How do we define excellence? What evidence might we collect that allows us to know we are living the promise of excellence? How do we stay relevant as these notions change over time? Excellence must also be examined at different scales; self - school - network in order for us to deepen our impact.

Pre-Conference Activities

Are you interested in hands on learning opportunities to expand your professional growth? Then the Pre-Conference/Spring LI workshop modules are for you. All workshop modules will count towards credits for CAIS LI diploma requirements for those in the process of completing your CAIS diploma.


Keynotes Speakers

More information about Keynotes to be posted soon




School Tours

More information about school tours to be posted soon



Date: April 11 - 13, 2021 at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
Audience: Operational Leaders
Theme: TBC

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