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uLead 2020 Conference in Banff - April 5-7, 2020

Planning for uLead 2020 has already begun in earnest and the call for proposals for both English and French language sessions has already begun.  The theme for uLead 2020 is "Reimagining School Leadership" and seeks to be a provocation to attending delegates to think about the role of the school leader in leading teacher learning.  A particular emphasis will be made to examine the role of the school leader in helping improve teacher capacity, both individually and collectively, as the core capability of a leader of learning, whether as a school principal, a teacher leader, or a central office leader. The resulting conversation will range from how leaders support teachers to continually enhance their teaching practices, to how those leaders develop an understanding of how to design and lead professional learning approaches that can have a positive effect on student outcomes so that we might be intentionally be thinking about transforming our education system to ensure a vibrant public education system as we go forward.  A pre-conference workshop on Preparing Women for the School Leadership Journey will open shortly.


Registrations for uLead 2020 is now open.  You are invited to share your story at uLead 2020 – The Summit of Educational Leadership from April at the Banff Springs Hotel. If you would like to present at the conference please visit tinyurl.com/PRESENT-AT-ULEAD20 to share your expression of interest.



Registration are now open with Early-bird discounts for those registering prior to March 3, 2020.  Click on “Welcome” above for more information.


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Distinguished Leadership Awards 2019-2020

The Council for School Leadership is pleased to invite nominations from throughout Alberta for the CSL Alberta Distinguished Leadership Awards with recipients being honoured in May.


The CSL Distinguished Leadership Awards creates a learning community of outstanding principals throughout Alberta who can share professionally, interact collegially and act as mentors to new colleagues.  It provides avenues for research and sharing of best practices.  The cadre of Distinguished Alberta School Leaders are people who are looking to challenge the status quo, improve learning in their contexts, and be equipped for higher levels of leadership.  These individuals will become role models in a vibrant network of  educational leaders with the confidence and capabilities to lead innovative change for 21st century learning - the Council for School Leadership.


Please consider nominating a deserving school leader for consideration for this honour.


To nominate a school leader click on the following link and complete your nomination online. http://tinyurl.com/CSL-Leadership.


*Once you have entered the nomination site you will be asked to make a short comment related to your nominee’s leadership in each of Alberta’s Leadership Quality Standard competencies.  The attached CSL Distinguished Leadership Awards primer will provide you with additional information about how to complete the nomination form once you click on the link to nominate a colleague.


The deadline for nominations is midnight, February 29, 2019.  All nominees must be active members of the Council for School Leadership to be eligible to receive the award.


“What will I need to do?"

Once you have entered the nomination site you will be asked to make a short comment related to your nominee’s leadership in each of Alberta’s Leadership Quality Standard competencies.

You will be asked to provide an indication that your nominee has consented to being nominated (required) and provide the nominee’s school name, school telephone number, and email address. Your nominee must be a member of the Council for School Leadership to be eligible to receive the award (Nominees can join the CSL now at  tinyurl.com/JOIN-CSL ).


You will then be asked to enter your supporting evidence (several sentences) for your nominee’s leadership for each of Alberta’s Leadership Quality Standard competencies including;

Ø Fostering Effective Leadership

Ø Modelling Commitment to Professional Learning

Ø Embodying Visionary Leadership

Ø Leading a Learning Community

Ø Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Ø Providing Instructional Leadership

Ø Developing Leadership Capacity

Ø Managing School Operations and Resources

Ø Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context



You will also be asked to describe a promising practice in leadership that your nominee, if selected to receive the award, would be prepared to share at a Council for School Leadership professional learning event in the following year. 


Prior to submitting the survey you will also have an opportunity to enter additional comments regarding the nominee, should you wish to do so.  Please consider nominating a worthy candidate today.


Professional Learning Activities for School Leaders

Scroll down for information about upcoming events for Alberta School Leaders hosted by the Council for School Leadership of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and uLead 2020.