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CAIS is committed to learning opportunities that do not require travel via free Webinars. Each year, we host webinars on the latest trends and best practices that are most relevant to our leaders. Packed with real life examples, our webinars will help you make better business decisions and achieve your school’s goals.

Our webinars are a convenient way for you to:

  • stay on top of current research findings
  • help you stay relevant
  • all of our webinars are posted in CAIS Connect, so leaders can learn on your own time

The CAIS Virtual Events Calendar is available in CAIS Connect here.

Webinars are a benefit CAIS membership. Only CAIS members and Candidate members can register.

CAIS webinars delve into the latest trends and resources to help you address your everyday school challenges, as well as training that will educate and sustain both the individual and the school community.

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Recognizing and Responding to Security Incidents and Breaches

Every day, breaches of security safeguards occur across Canada despite steps that organizations implement to mitigate foreseeable risks.  That is why having a comprehensive, tested breach procedure which your staff is trained on how to initiate and follow is increasingly important.  This session will review key Canadian legal requirements concerning breaches and will provide practical suggestions to consider when crafting or revising your school's approach to responding to breaches. 

Speakers: From 9ine - Jessica Demelio, Mark Orchison, Neil Dermody
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
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Student Demographic Survey: A Way to Understand Our Students for Informed School Planning

This webinar will present what student demographic data collection is about, why it is important for school improvement planning, and how it can be conducted in school. Responding to the growing awareness of systemic oppression towards diverse groups, it is important for schools to embed principles of pluralism in its programming and operations. Collecting student demographic data is one concrete step towards this goal. Note: The Resource guide will be sent out the week of October 18.

Speakers: Maria Yee-man Yau, Founder of EquiFair Research Consulting
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
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Data-Driven Decisions: Lessons Learned Through the Pandemic

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School and St. John's-Kilmarnock School - together with Metric Marketing - will share their learnings around growing enrollment through the pandemic. Learn through real world examples how two respected and successful schools in different markets strategically grew their enrollment throughout the pandemic, and set themselves up for long term success. Overcoming common and unique challenges, you’ll learn how to put your school in a position to grow:
- Creative campaign examples showing what worked - and what didn’t
- Insights on how to do more with your marketing budget
- Common mistakes schools make in marketing and analytics
- Insights on annual planning and year-over-year decision making
- Specific data points that show success and trending
- Systems you can use to make better decisions based on data

Speakers: Cheryl Boughton, Head of School, St. John's-Kilmarnock School; Lara Unsworth - Director of Admissions and Marketing, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School; Kevin MacNeil and Dan Yorsh from Metric Marketing.
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
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Data Protection 101: Building Practices Around Principles

Measuring performance against vague standards can often be difficult.  This is particularly true with respect to complying with Canadian data protection laws, where compliance largely concerns adhering to ambiguous data protection "principles" rather than specific requirements.  To help with that, this session is designed to demystify those data protection principles.  Attendees will be provided with information regarding some responsibilities relating to each principle as well as practical tips regarding the type of steps they can undertake to start to enhance their compliance. 

Speakers: From 9ine - Jessica Demelio, Neil Dermody
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
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