New Administrators Day

Tue 03 Nov

8:50 am - 3:00 pm

Please join CESBA online for the New Administrators Day.

If you are a principal, vice-principal, or superintendent who has been in your current position for three years or less, please join us for our virtual New Administrators Workshop.

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Facilitator: Len Noens

8:50 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions – Bernadette Beaupre

9:00 a.m. – Ministry Presentations (30 minutes)

9:30 a.m. – An overview of Adult and Continuing Education (1 hour 15 minutes)

  1. Welcome to this new world (a basic overview that will help orient administrators brand new to the A&CE) (45 minutes) – Paul Cox
  2. Leadership competencies needed in A&CE (15 minutes) – Paul Cox
  3. CESBA’s role and resources – they are here to help! (15 minutes) – Julie Bodiam

10:45 a.m. Extended Break (45min)

11:30 a.m. – How to help students reduce their time spent in Adult Education and overcome barriers (1 hour 15 minutes)

  1. PLAR for Mature students – how it reduces the number credits needed
    • What is it?
    • Who are eligible?
    • How can it reduce the number of credits a student needs to earn?
    • What is the process for someone to earn or be granted grade 9 and 10 credits? For grade 11-12 credits?
    • How does it help new immigrants?
    • How does it help support your guidance staffing? (25 minutes) – Andrea Murphy
  2. PLAR programming and the impact on enrollment, student engagement, retention and time spent completing their OSSD (25 minutes) – Stacey Ritchie, Andrea Ellsworth
  3. Complex needs of adult learners (25 minutes) – James Dowhaniuk

12:45 p.m. Lunch   (45 minutes)

1:30 p.m. – Best practices and networking (1 hour 15 minutes)

  1. Best Practices (45 minutes) – Susie Nunes, Tania Connell, Sharon Rajabi
    • Funding
    • Programming
    • Marketing
    • Networking
  2. Move to regional breakout rooms for discussion (30 minutes) – Stacey Ritchie, Susie Nunes, Jeff Moore, Julie Bodiam, James Dowhaniuk, and France Chapdelaine – French regions
    • Experienced administrator/mentor facilitates each group
  3. Meet and greet (30 seconds for each participant)
  4. Discussion, Networking Topics
    • Share programs that your Board offers
    • How has COVID affected your programs?
    • Questions?

2:45 p.m. – Back to main room for closing and workshop evaluation                        

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