July 2017

Council of School Leaders Chairperson’s Message July 2017


Hard to believe the school year is drawing to a close. This past year has been a great learning experience for me and I look forward to next year as COSL chairperson. I just have a couple of information items regarding our upcoming PD opportunities. Our Summer Institute will happen July 4th-7th and we have 50 participants so we are very excited about the numbers. Our Fall Conference is in the final planning stages and we hope to have more info out later this month with registration happening in the middle of August. Mitch Bourbonniere is our keynote speaker and we have a great line up of presenters including student groups KEY, GSA and a panel discussion with representation from the Rainbow Resource Center. We also have presenters on diversity and wellbeing so we will have something for everyone. The conference will take place at Tech Voc. Yours’ truly will be doing a presentation at the Brandon Lift Conference as well.


Our Winter Conference will be at the Hotel Fort Garry with keynotes Dr. Jerome Cranston, Raheel Raza, Big Daddy Tazz and Tamara Rodgers. We feel we have a great location and line up so we hope to have a great turnout as this is our first Winter Conference in two years. More information will be out this fall.


That’s it for now have a great and well deserved summer break.


Take care


Bruce Shamray

COSL Chairperson