Summer School on Leadership Excellence

July 31 - August 3, 2017 – University of Alberta North Campus, Edmonton, AB

Take your seat with fellow current and aspiring school leaders at the Summer School on Leadership Excellence, a four-day event for education professionals on the beautiful University of Alberta campus.

Hosted by the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, the Summer School will focus on research-based discussions and intensive study of the leadership competencies outlined in Alberta Education's Principal Leadership Quality Standard.

Summer School is available as a university course for credit. See Registration for details.

Gain valuable insights from more than 20 education scholars from across Canada, connect with colleagues, and hear from the following key speakers:

  • Dr. Pamela Adams
    Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge. Author of “The Essential Equation: A Handbook for School Improvement” with David Townsend.
    Keynote Speaker: “Business as Usual? The Potential for the Principal Leadership Quality Standard to Impact Teaching and Learning”
  • Dr. Sabre Cherkowski
    Associate Professor and Director of Centre for Mindful Engagement, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
    Plenary Speaker: “School Improvement from a Positive Organizational Perspective: Noticing, Nurturing and Sustaining Flourishing"
  • Dr. Jennifer Tupper
    Incoming Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
    Plenary Speaker: “Leading Educational Change in a Time of Truth and Reconciliation”
  • Ron Wigglesworth
    Doctoral student in Secondary Education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Graduate Teaching Award recipient and acclaimed artist
    Plenary Speaker: “Fostering Ownership of Learning: Empowering Individuals’ Voices to Nurture A Creative School Community”
  • Dr. Edgar Schmidt
    Interim Associate Dean and Assistant Professor, Concordia University of Edmonton, former Superintendent of Edmonton Public School Board
    Closing Keynote: "Community School Relationships: Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context"