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2024 Leading for Learning Program for Experienced School Leaders

July 2-4, 2024

General Information

The College of Alberta School Superintendents’ 17th Annual Leading for Learning short course is for newly or appointed system leaders and returning Start Right Leaders who want to delve deeper into leadership development.

Program Features

The Leading for Learning short course is designed to bring leaders together as a learning community to reflect on their own leadership style and education practices. This course offers leaders opportunities to:

  • Explore and experience the Leadership Quality Standard and the Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard;
  • Gain new ideas and resources through engaging presentations and interactive learning activities facilitated by Alberta educational leaders with a wealth of school and school system experience;
  • Engage in job embedded tasks and experiences linked to:
    • inspiring a shared vision
    • providing instructional leadership
    • supporting Truth and Reconciliation
    • leading change initiatives
    • mentoring and coaching for peak performance
    • team building
    • strategic planning
    • leadership communication strategies
    • stakeholder relationships and engagement;
  • Meaningfully address issues and challenges encountered by school leaders and develop practical strategies for action;
    • Reflect and build new leadership ideas for professional practice;
    • Connect with colleagues from other school jurisdictions to build an extended support network.

Arrangements can be made to extend the Leading for Learning 2024 learning experience for graduate level course credit. Participants will be required to pay a tuition fee to the university and to meet additional course requirements. More information can be obtained on the University Graduate Coursework tab. For any other inquiries, contact Colleen Symyrozum-Watt at 587 879-7026 or symwatt.colleen@gmail.com.

Program Overview & Schedule

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Session Descriptions, Bios & Resources

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Olds College Information

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Participants will stay in the residences at Centennial Village! Each room is furnished with a double bed, desk plus chair, closet with shelving, a night stand, and private bath. All units are non-smoking. Free parking is available. For more information, click here.

Participants will be provided with a cafeteria meal ticket for daily breakfast and lunch, with one banquet dinner as scheduled. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available during session breaks.

Location of Sessions
All sessions will be held on the beautiful Olds College Campus.  Smoking is not permitted inside the Centre or any other building on campus.

University Graduate Coursework

University Credit: Arrangements have been made to offer graduate coursework for participants who are interested in extending the Leading for Learning 2024 short course learning experience. If you are interested in pursuing this option, you will be required to register with the university and pay a tuition fee.

Registration coming soon...

The annual Leading for Learning Program offers successful, content-rich sessions that build upon the experiences of all our participants. If you are a repeat attendee, please take note that some sessions will be repeated from previous years due to their success and continued relevance. We value the unique experiences that returning participants bring and look forward to their insights to the discussions.


To empower education leaders with coherent learning opportunities that align with the Alberta Leadership Quality Standard (LQS), with a focus on increasing awareness, deepening the understanding, and facilitating the application of LQS to enhance quality school leadership, teaching, and learning outcomes for all students.


July 2-4, 2024


Olds College, 4500 50 St, Olds