Excellence in education through exceptional school board governance

New Trustee Orientation

November 22, 2017

Westin Hotel Edmonton

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Session Goals

Participants in the session will identify and review foundational elements of the role of School Boards and School Board Trustees, while engaging in a highly interactive learning experience, discussing real life scenarios.

Key Topics Presentations (through scenario-based learning)

  1. School Boards and School Board Trustees – History, Roles and Terminology – An Overview
  2. School Act – Provincial Legislation, Regulations, the Funding Manual, Board Policies and Administrative Procedures
  3. Fiduciary Duties
  4. Budget and Fiscal Oversight
  5. Board Governance and Code of Conduct


Charlene Bearhead, Coordinator, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Relations

Maggie Baczynski, Lawyer

Jim Gibbons, Education Consultant

Terry Gunderson, Education Consultant

Yvon Prefontaine, Acting senior Lawyer


Valeria Palladino, Chief Officer, Learning and Research

Members who register for both the full conference and New Trustee Orientation will receive the combo rate of $1050.00 (1000.00 +GST).  

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