TORONTO, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - One year from now, the International
Confederation of Principals (ICP) World Convention will open in
Toronto. More than 2,000 school leaders from around the world are
expected at the four-day event.
The Convention is being hosted by the Ontario Principals' Council, in
partnership with the Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario,
l'Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles
franco-ontariennes and the Ministry of Education. It will be a unique
opportunity for Ontario's school leaders to network with their
provincial colleagues and to participate in structured opportunities
with school leaders from around the world.
From August 15 - 18, 2011, principals, vice-principals, education
leaders, researchers, academics, policy makers, government
representatives and education professionals will gather in Toronto for
this biennial event.
"We are thrilled to welcome education leaders from around the world to
Toronto, where this event will be held in a Canadian city for the first
time. The awarding of this bid to the OPC is recognition of the high
quality, professional organization we have built since 1998," said Vicki
Shannon, President of the Ontario Principals' Council.
The ICP is a global association of over 40 school leadership
organizations. It represents over 135,000 school leaders across five
continents and is a major voice for the promotion of educational
The 2011 conference will provide numerous professional development
opportunities to school leaders, who are always striving to learn new
skills related to promoting student success. To date, speakers include
Order of Canada recipient Stephen Lewis
Juliette Powell, co-founder of The Gathering Think Tank and author of 33
Million People in the Room
Jennifer James, urban cultural anthropologist
Michael Fullan, author, consultant and former advisor to Premier
Sir Michael Barber, former Chief Adviser to British Prime Minister
"The role of the school principal has changed and expanded dramatically
over the past decade. It is critical that school leaders take part in
ongoing professional learning. This convention will bring together the
best that the world has to offer in terms of education leadership," said
Andrew Blair, President of the International Confederation of Principals
and Past-President of the Australian Secondary Principals Association.
The Ontario Principals' Council is the professional association
representing more than 5,000 principals and vice-principals in Ontario's
public elementary and secondary schools. Established in 1998, the OPC
advocates on behalf of public education and provides professional
supports to its Members.
SOURCE Ontario Principals' Council
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