Convention 2020

Planning Committee

Lena Kublick, Chair, Lord Selkirk,
Louise Johnston, Louis Riel
Vaughn Wadelius, Kelsey
Kristine Janz, Prairie Spirit
Charlene Geiler, Red River Valley
Heather Demetrioff, staff

Nominating Committee

Floyd Martens, Mountain View
Yolande Dupuis, DSFM
Ruth Ann Furgala, Evergreen

Resolutions Committee

Floyd Martens, Mountain View
Yolande Dupuis, DSFM
Patty Wiebe, Border Land
Cheryl Smukowich, St. James-Assiniboia

Leading Change with Courage, Clarity and Resilience

March 12 & 13, 2020 - Delta Winnipeg

local voices, local choices

The theme for the association's 2020 convention is Leading Change with Courage, Clarity and Resilience. The Convention’s professional development day, Thursday, March 12, will be framed by two inspiring keynotes that explore different aspect of this theme.

Program Highlights

Our opening keynote speaker is Julie Wilson, author of The Human Side of Changing Education:  How to Lead Change with Clarity, Conviction and Courage. Her presentation will explore the idea that changing schools means changing people, and that changing people requires special tools and a human-centered approach. Our closing keynote speaker will be Zaheen Nanji, author of The Resilience Reflex, who will speak on “The Resilient Leader: Tap into Your Tenacity & Master Decision-Making Even in the Midst of Chaos.

Between these two keynote presentations, we will be offering delegates a selection of concurrent workshops that will either speak to some aspect of the convention theme, or to fundamental, ongoing responsibilities of school boards. Workshops will be held in two time slots, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, and will be 75 minutes in length.

Recognition of Achievement

Each year at its annual covention, the association honours long-serving trustees, exemplary educators and inspiring students. Click on the link to learn more about the association's recognition and awards program. Information on nomination procedures and deadlines for 2020 is available for download here.


Convention Program
Nominations for Provincial Executive Positions to Date
Resolutions and Special Business
Call for Nominations and Resolutions
Recognition and Awards Information Package
Hotel Guest Room Booking Link

Key Dates

Recognition & Awards: Feb. 7
Registration Deadline: Mar. 2
Nomination Deadline: Floor of Convention, Call to Order: Thursday, Mar. 12

Charity of Choice

The Sunshine Fund will be the recipient of the monies raised by our very popular raffle. Click here for information on how boards can participate.

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