Media Advisory - School Leaders to Focus on Sustainable Leadership

TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - Over 400 principals and vice-principals from across Ontario will gather in Toronto this week for Odyssey 2009, a conference hosted by the Ontario Principals' Council.

Sustainable Leadership - What Matters Most will be the largest leadership conference of its kind in Canada this year, dedicated exclusively to the unique needs of school leaders. It will provide an array of informative, insightful and practical workshops such as transformational coaching, restorative practices, school improvement, school/community partnerships and e-learning.

The conference will also feature three keynote speakers:

    -  Mike "Pinball" Clemons, Vice-Chair of the Toronto Argonauts - Thursday
       November 12, 6:00 p.m.
    -  Neila Connors, an educator, consultant, professor and researcher -
       Friday November 13, 9:00 a.m.
    -  Dr. James Orbinski, a veteran of many of the world's humanitarian
       emergencies - Saturday November 14, 11:00 a.m.

    All guest speakers will be presenting in the Grand Ballroom, Lower

    Who:    Principals and vice-principals from Ontario, British Columbia,
            Nova Scotia, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago

    What:   Odyssey 2009 Conference

    Where:  Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
            123 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

    When:   Thursday November 12 - Saturday November 14, 2009.

Members of the media are invited to attend the three keynote speaker presentations and view the exhibits. Only conference participants will be admitted into workshop sessions. Please call to reserve a media pass.

SOURCE Ontario Principals' Council

For further information: For further information: Peggy Sweeney, OPC Senior Communications Consultant, (416) 322-6600 (OPC office), (416) 573-2261 (cellular)

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