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uLead - CAP 2022: The Summit of Education Leadership

Planning for  uLead - CAP 2022: The Summit of Education Leadership has already begun in earnest and the call for proposals for both English and French language sessions has already begun.  The theme for uLead - CAP 2022: The Summit of Education Leadership 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.   Registrations for this event and also for exciting pre-conference workshops on topics such as Preparing Women for the School Leadership Journey and Leadership for Education Technology will open shortly.



Click on “Welcome” above for more information.

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Distinguished Leadership Awards


The Council for School Leadership Distinguished Leadership Award award program annually recognizes outstanding principals, assistant principals, and school jurisdiction leaders who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students. The awards:

* recognize outstanding Alberta school leaders

* honour creative, innovative and effective leadership

* focus public attention on excellence in school leadership and celebrate leadership excellence.

These principals, assistant principals, and central office leaders are acknowledged by their peers for the exemplary contributions they have made to the profession. The program honors school leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the areas addressed by the selection criteria. The following selection criteria reflect the Leadership Quality Standard Competencies as outlined in the Alberta Leadership Quality Standard.

In the CSL School Leadership Distinguished Leadership Award:

* CSL Distinguished Leadership Award recipients receive a plaque of recognition.

  1. *CSL Distinguished Leadership Award recipients are honoured at a special dinner and ceremony.

To nominate a principal, assistant principal or school jurisdiction leader please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Distinguished_Leadership


The nomination deadline for the 2020-2021 award is May 7, 2021. All nominees must be members of the Council for School Leadership.

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Council for School Leadership Professional Learning Events:


Between now and April, there are a range of activities available at no cost to Council for School Leadership members that will be of interest to all Alberta school leaders and aspiring school leaders.  School leaders and their site leadership team members are encouraged to consider participating in one or more of these initiatives.  The Council For School Leadership of the Alberta Teachers' Association is the specialist council for school leaders, aspiring school leaders, and central office teachers and leaders in Alberta.  It is one of the pre-eminent organizations for school leaders in Canada and is widely respected worldwide.

Membership in the Council for School Leadership offers the opportunity to participate in a network of leaders who share professionally, interact collegially, and act as mentors to new colleagues while providing avenues for research and sharing best practices.


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Let The Children Play Webinars and Community of Practice:


A series of Let the Children Play webinars will be led by the renowned Dr. Pasi Sahlberg in collaboration with the Council for School Leadership's Kris Hodgins.  Kris will guide a community of practice around the ideas presented in Pasis webinars and book for our registrants.  There is no charge for participation in these webinars and community of practice for CSL members.



 This is a wonderful opportunity for CSL members across the province to be part of a community of practice working around ideas shared by Pasi in several webinars and through his groundbreaking book - Let the Children Play.


Participation in the Let the Children Play Community of Practice will allow participants to positively impact the professional learning culture of their schools and school divisions, while leading teacher learning with their colleagues and improving their own leadership practices.


The first webinar with Dr. Sahlberg will take place on Wednesday, January 20 beginning at 4:00 pm.


An additional webinar with Dr. Sahlberg has been scheduled for  Wednesday, April 14 beginning at 4:00 pm.

Once you have registered for the webinars, we encourage registrants to order a copy of Pasi's book, Let the Children Play wherever you prefer to acquire your books.  Some sources include:




or in digital form through the Apple Book store at:




Registration for the webinars and Community of Practice is free for Council for School Leadership members. 


To register for this event please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Playing2Learn 


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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 - CAP 2022 - The Summit of Education Leadership.