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 was Leading Change with Courage, Clarity and Resilience. The Convention’s professional development day, Thursday, March 12, was framed by two inspiring keynotes that explore different aspect of this theme.

Video and Program Highlights

Want to refresh your memory about something that happened at this year's annual convention? We've posted video recordings of:

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

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

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 this year's recipients of the the association's recognition and awards program.


Convention Program
Nominations for Provincial Executive Positions to Date
Candidate Profiles
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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