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The NEXTschool project PowerPoint presentation given at QESBA's Professional Development Session on November 11, 2017


Elder Fred Kelly PowerPoint presentation given at QESBA's Professional Development Session on November 11, 2017

Fred Kelly is a citizen of the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 and a member of the Ojibways of Onigaming. He is a former Chief of his community and Grand Chief of the Anishinaabe Nation and carries over fifty years of expertise and a unique combination of political, government and business experience. At 23 years of age, he led the First Protest March by First Nations in the country at Kenora in 1965 which has been called the birth of the civil rights movement in this Canada. He was also one of the leaders who fought to defeat the 1969 White Paper that had laid out a new version of Canada's Termination Policy of "Indians".


"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

Summary of evaluations

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