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"School Boards, MELS & Leadership"

Chairs - Directors General Workshop - PowerPoint presentation by Leo LaFrance - November 7, 2014



"QESBA Excellence in Education Awards", sponsored by Global Excel management



Professional Development Session - Spring 2014

 School Boards Elections Workshop PowerPoint by Kim Hamilton


 Commissioners Finance Workshop PowerPoint by Paul Lamoureux and Angelo Marino



Professional Development Session - Fall 2013

Benoît Pelletier's Plenary Presentation:



Bernard Huot's, Richard Y. Bourhis and C. Olenik's Presentations:









Professional Development Session - Fall 2012

CSBA Congress 2012

*** This very successful Congress has now concluded. Please consult the following links for information on many of the workshop presentations at the Congress 2012.

Redefining our communities - A leadership role for school boards

The Effective Board member: Your pivotal role in improving Board Governance

Dance, systems thinking and leadership for the 21st-century learning

EducationMatters - Creating a public education trust for your school community

Doing the right thing for all students: Special education and the law

Community Learning Centres - The catalyst for change in Québec

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Professional Development Session - Fall 2011, Ron Edwards Lecture Series

Best Practices

Professional Development Program 2011

Professional Development Session October 28 and 29,

  • 2011 Hotel Delta-Sherbrooke Friday, October 28, 2011 2:00 p.m.      

Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 p.m.       

Registration 6:00 p.m.       

  • Dinner at the Delta-Sherbrooke
  • Presentation of 2011 Award of Merit
  • Evening with the Eastern Townships School 

Board 8:00 p.m.       

Candidates’ debate 9:30 p.m.       

  • Meet and Greet
  • Hotel Bar (cash bar) Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 a.m.       

Registration 8:30 a.m        

  • Welcome
  • Frank di Bello, Chair of the Professional Development Committee 8:45 a.m.      
  • State of the Association Address

Debbie Horrocks, President 9:15 a.m.       

  • Plenary Session
  • Brian Woodland, Communications Director
  • Peel District School Board  

Commissioner Development Session: Beyond Image: Proven PR tools to build school/board reputation—and support student success!

In this provocative and valuable session, hear why many traditional "school board (district) marketing" activities are often a waste of time and money, and discover how to go beyond image to build reputation and to connect public relations to student success. 10:15 a.m.    

  • Health Break 10:30 a.m.     
  • Annual Ron Edwards Lecture Series

Best Practices round table and discussion session                       

  • Recruitment (Lester B. Pearson School Board)
  • Politics (New Frontiers School Board)
  • Pedagogy (Riverside School Board) 12:00 p.m.    


12-year award recipients 1:30 p.m.       

Annual General Meeting 3:30 p.m.       


Declining Enrolments - English-language Public Education: Intriguing Numbers

The Decline of the English School System in Quebec and what to do about it! by Richard Y. Bourhis

Marymount Academy - World International Baccalaureate School