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Winter Leadership Academy 2018

Whether you’re a new or returning trustee or a new or seasoned board chair, the ASBA Winter Leadership Academy offers outstanding professional development sessions tailored to your needs.

Experience in-person a profound keynote address by Jim Brown, best-selling author and founder of STRIVE.  Board chairs will also get to register for Jim’s phenomenal workshop on chairmanship, scheduled for January 15.

Discover tools and hone your skills in media relations; community engagement; parliamentary procedures; financial literacy; Indigenous governance; fiduciary duties; and more. The ASBA Winter Leadership Academy offers a wealth of sessions you can’t afford to miss.

Expert authorities leading this exceptional professional development session include:


Jim Brown – Principal Consultant at The Table Group, a Patrick Lencioni Company

Author of the Imperfect Board Member:Discovering the seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence



Catrin Owen – CEO at Calder Bateman




Tannis Topolnisky – Trainer of IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation




Public Participation for Decision Makers – Complete this first course in the certification from the International Association for Public Participation by registering in this workshop.



Becky Kallal – Editor, Parliamentarian, Governance Trainer


Program agenda (PDF-128K)

Sessions Overview and Descriptions (PDF – 186K)

Although registration is open to all members, please note that the sessions listed as Board Chairs only are restricted to Board Chairs.

Be the first to register!

The first 200 delegates registering for this one-time amazing professional development event will receive a complimentary copy of the best selling book: The Imperfect Board Member. Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence! 

Books will be distributed at the event ready for the keynote address by Jim Brown, on Monday, January 15, 2018.


Register here

Register soon as spots are limited!

Registration price: $725.00*

*All trustees who attend the Winter Leadership Academy will receive a $100.00 discount at the Summer Leadership Academy (Canmore, August 25-27, 2018).


A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton 16615 – 109 Avenue

Book online or call 1.800.661.9804 and ask for the Winter Leadership Academy or provide the group code NTC.

Registration closes on Friday, January 5, 2018.