News release

Backgrounder: Alberta School Boards Association’s Spring General Meeting Professional Development Session

Alberta School Boards Association’s (ASBA) virtual Spring General Meeting (SGM) was hosted on June 7-8, 2021. This two-day event included the Business Session on June 7 and the Professional Development Session on June 8.

June 10, 2021, Edmonton AB

The full-day Professional Development Session featured a number of esteemed speakers, including:

  • Keynote Sandra Herbst, who presented “System Alignment for Deep Learning…Even in These Times.”
  • Keynote Michael Fullan, who presented “Leading Education: Transformation in Post-Pandemic Times.”
  • Speaker Bev Baker-Hofmann, who presented “Supporting the Mental Health of Students and School Staff.”
  • Speaker Laurie French, Canadian School Boards Association President, who shared greetings and an update on national advocacy.
  • Speaker Alan Campbell, Manitoba School Boards Association President, who presented “Best Practices for Trustees.”
  • Speaker Andy Hargreaves, who joined for a virtual book release for his latest book, Five Paths of Student Engagement.
  • Keynote John Hattie, who presented “Leaning into the Rebound.”

The event also featured talented performers, including:

  • Mireille Moquin, who shared a musical performance.
  • Dallas Arcand, who shared a musical performance as well as a traditional hoop dance cultural performance.
  • Students Emily Levine and Anna Schmitz, who joined for a musical performance.


Thank you to our event sponsors: Corwin, Jigsaw Learning, Nutanix, Brownlee LLP and McLennan Ross LLP.