The CAIS Innovation Roadmap - Leading from Here to Success

Modules will be presented in person at Lakefield College School on Monday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 6, 2022.


Are you looking to lead a school-based change project for the 2022-2023 school year?

The CAIS Innovation Roadmap - Leading from Here to Success is the next generation of the CAIS Strategic Change Accelerator, and has now been integrated into the the CAIS Independent School Leadership Diploma Program. Participants in the Innovation Roadmap will earn credit for two modules.

The Innovation Roadmap invites leaders to identify a priority area in their school and participate in a two-module innovation planning experience to develop skills in designing and leading a change initiative. Theory will be put into practice through the creation of an implementation plan for their school.

This new program will be offered in person as part of the CAIS Summer Leadership Institute at Lakefield College School. This two-module program will be facilitated by Grant Lichtman, Justin Medved and Garth Nichols. There will also be an opportunity for the 2022 Innovation Roadmap participants to meet informally/virtually during the year to share implementation experiences. 

NOTE: Participants who register for register for the two-module Innovation Roadmap from July 4-6 and one of the preceding modules on July 2-3 and will earn three modules towards the CAIS Diploma in Independent School Leadership!

Participants in these modules are not required to commit to the full Diploma program. Aspiring and current CAIS school leaders are welcome to take these as “stand alone” workshops.


How to experience the program

  • Participants may register on their own or as part of a school-based team (each participant must register separately).  
    • Participants who attend on their own will be grouped together based on their area of interest.
    • Bringing a team will allow the group to reflect on their school’s opportunities and challenges. Having participated in the creation of an implementation plan sets up the team for ongoing support and accountability.
  • Participants must take both Innovation Roadmap modules; each is 10 hours in length. 
  • Those working towards the CAIS Diploma in School Leadership will count the Innovation Roadmap as two electives.


MODULE Information

  • The Innovation Roadmap will be presented at Lakefield College Monday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
  • The Innovation Roadmap is open to faculty and staff from CAIS schools ($1,515.00) and non-CAIS schools ($1,970.00). Note: the addition of a Session One module would be an additional cost.
  • The fee includes 3 nights accommodation (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) and meals at Lakefield College. (Transportation to and from Lakefield College School is the responsibility of the participant).
  • For further information, please contact Catherine McCauley.

The Facilitators






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