Media Advisory - School Leaders host 10th Annual Professional Development Conference

    TORONTO, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - Over 600 principals and vice-principals from
across Ontario will gather in Toronto this week for Odyssey 2007, a conference
hosted by the Ontario Principals' Council. Delegates from other Canadian
provinces, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia will join them.
    Charting our Journey - A Celebration of Exemplary Leadership will be the
largest leadership conference of its kind in Canada, dedicated exclusively to
the unique needs of school leaders. It will provide an array of informative,
insightful and practical workshops such as professional learning communities,
practices to improve student achievement, data-driven school success,
leadership practices and action research.

    The conference will also feature three keynote speakers:
    -   James Cunningham, one of Canada's funniest and most versatile
        performers - Thursday November 15, 6:00 p.m.
    -   Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire (Ret.), the Force Commander of the United
        Nations Assistance Mission to Rwanda - Friday November 16, 9:00 a.m.
    -   Yvonne Camus, participant in the World Championships of Adventure
        Racing - Eco Challenge - Saturday November 17, 10:30 a.m.
    All guest speakers will be presenting in the Grand Ballroom, Lower

    Who:   Principals and vice-principals from Ontario and other countries
    What:  Odyssey 2007 Conference
    Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
           123 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
    When:  Thursday November 15 - Saturday November 17, 2007.

    Members of the media are invited to attend the three keynote speaker
presentations and view the exhibits. Please call to reserve a media pass.

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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