March 2018

March 2018 Report from the Chairperson of the Council of School Leaders


Another month has come and gone. Seems like March has come in like a lamb so hopefully it will stay that way. Our Winter Conference is now in the review mirror and thanks to everyone who attended. We are now moving our focus to the Summer Institute July 3-5 and the follow up days July 10-12 2018 at McMaster House. This is the Field Led course for School Leaders or future School Leaders getting a post Bach or Masters to get certification on the new system. Danielle Fullan Kolton is the instructor and COSL members will be involved as mentor/coaches during the six days. More information will come out the end of April.

Plans are also underway for the Fall and Winter COSL Conferences 2018-19. We are in the process of confirming speakers for both of these events and more information will follow. The CAP conference is in St. John’s Newfoundland May 15-18th so I hope to see a strong Manitoba representation. It should be an excellent conference with both speakers and location.

We will have an election for our Leadership Team for the length of terms for the three candidates. We have two 3-year terms and one 2-year term to fill so please vote. The ballots will be coming shortly and done electronically over a period of a few days so everyone has time to vote. Last year we had a 34% response so we challenge all COSL members to beat that target. We also will have an election in April for a new COSL Chairperson at our COSL AGM as my two-year term ends in July. If you are interested in becoming a delegate, please contact your Director, as they will be aware of how many delegates their region is entitled.

Another initiative COSL is working on is getting two voting delegates at the MTS AGM. We currently have observer status and feel our relationship has evolved within the Society to the point of COSL having two voting delegates. If you are in conversation with your local president please ask them their thoughts and you can forward responses to me as we begin this journey.

Have a great March!

Bruce Shamray COSL Chairperson