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Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, MB

Network Events, Professional Learning

52nd CEO’s Network Forum

CEA and event host Brian O’Leary, Director of Education for Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks School Division invite school district leaders to participate in this year’s CEOs’ Forum, which will be taking place at the Inn at the Forks in Winnipeg from May 18th – 20th 2016. The Inn is located in downtown Winnipeg at The Forks, Winnipeg’s top tourism attraction, where you’re immersed in a convergence of cultures – Aboriginal, French-Canadian and Manitoban – at this 6,000-year-old meeting place.

We are pleased to announce an engaging roster of discussion topics and case study presentations that will provide you with a first-hand pan-Canadian vantage point of the challenges and opportunities that your peers are facing in their school districts.

Round Table Discussions:

  • Cross Country Check-up – sharing common challenges and initiatives that show promise
  • What resources really matter to help measure fiscal restraint?
  • Is there a new way to fund public education with the decline of revenues and student population?
  • What keeps CEOs up at night? Input from the participants dealing with operational areas of business

Case Study Presentations:

  • Making a difference for Kids: Barriers to Equity
  • A success story in scaling innovation throughout a school board

The CEO Network Forum was a tremendously valuable experience in my professional journey as a CEO. The Forum encouraged and enabled deep conversations about relevant topics in an open, safe and productive environment. I am already looking forward to the next one!

Robert Bratvold, Director of Education, Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division

We have negotiated preferred room rates at the Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg. Please make your own accommodation and travel arrangements. Casual attire only please! We invite you to bring a companion to join you for dinners on May 18th and May 19th. Space is limited to ensure an intimate and collegial atmosphere, so the registration deadline is April 22, 2016.

A preliminary program and registration form is included below for your review. A final program will be provided on site.

For those who wish to stay at Inn at the Forks throughout the weekend, the preferred room rates have been extended until Sunday.

We are really looking forward to this year’s CEOs’ Network Forum and the rich dialogue that characterizes this event. If you need any further information, please contact Mia San José at (866) 803-9549 ext. 223 or by email at events@cea-ace.ca.

History of the CEOs’ Network Forum

The CEOs’ Network Forum began as a meeting of city superintendents and directors of education in 1961 to exchange ideas and experiences to gain country-wide perspectives. As the context of education became more complex and the role played by the provinces expanded, the Forum was enriched by the inclusion of leaders of all types of schools. Participants value this Forum for the opportunity it provides to conduct open and confidential conversations with peers, for the establishment of collegial relationships and a network of professional peers across the country.

Preliminary Program


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