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ceos network forum 2017

Network Events, Professional Learning

53rd CEOs’ Network Forum

CEA and event host Denise Andre, Director of Education and Secretary Treasurer for Ottawa Catholic District School Board invite school district leaders to participate in this year’s CEOs’ Forum, which will be taking place at the Andaz Hotel in Ottawa from May 24th – 26th 2017. The hotel is located in downtown Ottawa in the heart of the city’s iconic ByWard Market.

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.

Case Study Presentations and Round Table Discussions on the following topics:

  • 2017 Cross-Country Check-up – sharing common challenges and initiatives that show promise
  • Leveraging Impactful Public and (Social) Media Relations for Your School District (working title)
  • High School Reform and its Impact
  • Indigenous Leadership Professional Model
  • What keeps CEOs up at night? Input from the participants dealing with operational areas of business
  • And more topics to come…

This was my first experience with the CEO Network Forum (definitely not my last) and perhaps some of the best PD I have had while a Director. Learning from others in such an intimate and honest atmosphere helped me appreciate the cross-Canada viewpoint immensely. I am taking away a number of great ideas and a number of wonderful contacts.

Jackie Young, Director of Education, Near North District School Board

We have negotiated preferred room rates at the Andaz Hotel (add link to hotel) https://aws.passkey.com/e/49105534. 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 24th and May 25th. Space is limited to ensure an intimate and collegial atmosphere, so the registration deadline is April 30, 2017.

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

For those who wish to stay at the Andaz Hotel 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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