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uLead 2022: The Summit of Education Leadership -  Call for Proposals

 


Do you have a school leadership story to share with colleagues from around the world? A unique opportunity awaits. Join educational leaders from around the world in the beautiful world heritage location of Banff, Alberta, at one of the world’s foremost professional learning events for school-based leaders, district-level leaders, and provincial and state education leaders. Join us in April, 2020 for a rare and historic dialogue with the world’s leaders in education in a setting that has been called the jewel of the Rockies. A wide array of world-class keynote speakers will animate the dialogue of those attending and there will be myriad opportunities for spouses and family members to explore one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world during the conference. uLead 2022 is co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Principals and the Council for School Leadership, a specialist council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. We are expecting over 1000 principals, assistant principals, district leaders, education ministry representatives from around the world and national ministers of education to attend.

 

You are invited to submit an expression of interest to offer a presentation at uLead 2022.  The call for expressions of interest to present at uLead 2022 is open and delegates can now also register for the event. We would love to have you share your Alberta leadership story with the world.  If you would like to do so, visit tinyurl[dot]com/PRESENT-AT-ULEAD22 to submit your proposal.

 

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Three things to consider about uLead 2022


  1. BulletYou are invited to share your story at uLead 2022 – The Summit of Educational Leadership which will take place from April 10-12, 2022 at the Banff Springs Hotel – expressions of interest for presentations can be shared at tinyurl.com/PRESENT-AT-ULEAD22

 

  1. BulletRegistration is open now above in the Welcome tab with Early-Bird discounts for those registering prior to January 6, 2022.


  1. BulletBefore you register, check to see if the teacher or principal organization you below to is offering a discount code that may result in further savings your registration.


  2. BulletClick on “Welcome” above for more information.



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 uLead 2022: The Summit of Education Leadership Conference, April 10-12, 2022


A unique opportunity awaits. Join educational leaders from around the world in the beautiful world heritage location of Banff, Alberta, at Canada’s premier conference for school-based leaders, district-level leaders, and provincial and state education leaders. Join us in April, 2020 for a rare and historic dialogue with the world’s leaders in education in a setting that has been called the jewel of the Rockies. A wide array of world-class keynote speakers will animate the dialogue of those attending and there will be myriad opportunities for spouses and family members to explore one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world during the conference. uLead 2022 is co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Principals and the Council for School Leadership, a specialist council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Hundreds of  assistant principals, central office teachers, district leaders, education ministry representatives from around the world and national ministers of education to attend. This conference will be memorable and ground breaking. Find out more at http://ulead.ca/Welcome.html.  The event is a celebration of the roles teachers play in school leadership at every level in education systems worldwide.


School leaders from Australia, Iceland, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, the United States, Great Britain and beyond have already registered for uLead 2022.   Expressions  of interest for presentations at uLead have been pouring in, and the opportunity to share your voice at uLead will remain open until the end of February. 

What does it mean to be a school leader, (a principal, a learning coach, a consultant, etc.) within the teaching profession? The theme for uLead 2022 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.

Registration for uLead 2020 is now open and the call for expressions of interest to present at the conference will continue until the end of February.  A host of keynote speakers will be announced within the coming weeks. Among the keynote speakers already confirmed are:

  1. Beatriz Pont – Senior Education Policy Analyst – OECD

  2. Dr. Simon Breakspear, Agile Leadership and co-author of Teaching Sprints

  3. Barbara Watterston, author of Step In, Step Up – Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey

  4. Steve Munby, Author of Imperfect Leadership and the driving force behind the UK’s national organization for school leadership.

  5. Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy – University of New South Wales

  6. Andy Hargeaves

  7. Dennis Shirley


  1. There will two exciting full-day pre-conference workshops on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 - one focussed on Leading With Technology in the Service of Learning and the other focussed on Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey.  Please note details about that session in the following article.


uLead Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop– Saturday, April 9, 2022

Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey with Dr. Barbara Watterston


Each year, as part of the many professional learning events connected with uLead, we host a full-day workshop of interest to all teachers who wish to take part in conversations regarding women in leadership in education.  uLead 2022 will continue this tradition.  We are very excited about this event that will be led by Dr. Barbara Waterston from Melbourne Australia.  Barbara will share about her recent book called : Step-In, Step-Up: Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey as part of a full-day pre-conference workshop dedicated to this theme.

 

About Barbara Watterston 

Barbara has extensive experience in education and has held a number of school and executive leadership positions across Australia within the education and not-for-profit community sectors. She specialises in facilitation and research focused on the design and delivery of professional learning programs to develop, enhance, and promote the work of the education profession – in particular school and system leadership to ensure learning for all, can thrive.

Barbara’s national and international research, consultancy, coaching, and speaking engagements centre on leadership development that emphases the impact of high-quality leadership on student learning. In Australia, her national research report, Insights: Environmental Scan Principal Preparation Programs, contributed to five major national recommendations for preparing future school leaders.

Barbara’s doctoral thesis focused on gender, leadership, and learning, which informed her contribution as co-editor of the book Women in School Leadership: Journeys to Success (2010). Barbara’s advocacy for women in leadership was fuelled by the lack of representation of women in leadership roles. Together with the importance of enriching a more inclusive perspective of leadership, she saw this as missing out on the incredible potential of women to influence and positively impact on reforms and outcomes.

Barbara also found that a significant component to enabling greater diversity meant women letting go of some of their own self-imposed barriers. Her co-authored book Step In, Step Up: empowering women for the school leadership journey (2019) provides a practical guide for current and aspiring women leaders through a twelve-week leadership journey. A rich array of activities, reflection prompts, and stories empower readers to overcome gender barriers to leadership and engage in opportunities to learn, grow, and lead within their school communities.

Barbara has been recognised for her contribution to leadership and professional learning. She was the inaugural recipient of the Women of Achievement Award (Western Australia, 2005), is an honorary fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and is a National Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. Her expertise is regularly sought out to contribute in an advisory capacity as a member of numerous university, departmental, school, and professional boards.

Her Australian and international projects include emerging, executive, and system leadership programs. She has a special interest in the links between leadership sustainability, wellbeing, and impact on performance.  She is the the Executive Director of the Australian Council for Education Leadership (ACEL).  Registration for uLead Pre-Conference workshops can be made at by clicking on the Welcome tab above.


































  








 

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.

uLead 2022 is jointly sponsored by the Canadian Association of Principals and the Council for School Leadership - a Specialist Council of the Alberta Teacher's Association.

Canadian Association of Principals