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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.

Senior Student Leadership Conference

The 2019 CAIS Senior Student Leadership Conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Shawnigan Lake School, centred on the theme of Thinking Outside the Box. With the opportunity for 120 student leaders and 35 teacher advisors to attend, the conference will be an experience that cannot be missed. The conference will feature:

  • Keynote speakers who understand the importance of strong leadership including:
  • Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce
  • Laila Bokhari, formerly State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in Norway
  • Ruddy Ndina, Civil Engineer at Kiewit Corporation, whose goal is to help rehabilitate and enhance the infrastructural landscape in Africa.
  • Multiple workshops led by the wonderful staff of Shawnigan Lake School and other local leaders in their respective fields
  • An unrivalled chance to share ideas and make new connections with other like-minded students and staff who share in the goal of leading the world to a better tomorrow

We invite everyone who can journey to the West Coast to attend what will be an unforgettable and educating experience. The lessons learned at this leadership conference will not just be applicable to your respective high schools but will be ideas that can be applied to all facets of life now and in the future. Together, we can make our schools and our lives better - Make the trip, it’ll be worth it.


Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Arrive for the Opening Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Final Conference Event – Closing Dance ends at 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3 – Travel home day


Shawnigan Lake School, BC.


Students in Grade 10 and 11.


Hear from international and national leaders and develop a better understanding of impactful and meaningful leadership. Meet motivated peer leaders and make new friends.

Conference Theme

Thinking outside the box


Closed. Please contact Don Kawasoe with any inquiries about registration.

Welcome Letter & Advisor Phase 1 Registration Letter