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Sunday, May 12 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Masters? Why Do I Need That To Be A Leader? A North American Look At Leadership Training

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Training for “Principal Teachers” is not an exact science. Across North America many school districts require certification and often a graduate degree for aspiring school principals. Programs across Canada and the U.S have similarities and differences. What should a Masters or Doctoral degree in Leadership include? A panel of faculty from Universities in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Portland (Oregon) will provide their perspective and then facilitate a discussion among attendees about what should be “core” curriculum for principal leader training.

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Ken Brien

Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
Teaching and research in educational law, policy, and governance, as well as leadership and professional learning communities.
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Dr. Kathy Toogood

Adjunct Professor, University of Portland
Dr. Kathy Toogood is a teacher, learner, and leader. She is currently working as a system leader for Alberta Education, and as an adjunct professor with the University of Portland, in Edmonton, Alberta.
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University of Portland

Associate Professor, University of Portland
Served for 34 years in the K-12 system with the last 17 as a Principal. Currently teaching graduate courses in both Master’s and Doctoral programs for Educational Leadership and have presented locally, nationally and internationally on that topic. Current areas of research include... Read More →
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Victoria Handford

Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University
school and district leadership; trust and leadership; standards of practice;

Andrew Kitchenham

Professor, UNBC School of Education
Dr. Kitchenham is the former School of Education Chair and has been a lifelong transformative leader. he continues his research in leadership, Special Education, educational technology, and Aboriginal language and culture preservation.

Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom