2024 New Members and Mentorship Program Orientation

This learning opportunity is open to new regulated members since February 1, 2024 who are wanting the support of a mentor in 2024-2025.

Experienced regulated members can participate as mentors, receiving recognition and CEP credits for their participation.

The Mentorship Program is designed to foster professional growth and development within our professional community. This program provides an excellent opportunity for both mentors and mentees to engage in meaningful exchanges of knowledge, support, and guidance.


September 16 (evening) – 17, 2024
Monday – Tuesday


Holiday Inn and Suites
1100 4th Street, Nisku, AB
Treaty 6


No cost, but participants must manage their own accommodation and travel.

The Mentorship Program is a two-step process, where regulated members must register as a mentor or mentee first. Then, registered individuals must confirm their participation at the orientation event by registering to attend.

Registration in the Mentorship Program:

Register as a Mentee

Register as a Mentor

Registration in the Orientation Event:

Register for the September Orientation


Monday Evening, September 16, 2024

7:00 – 7: 15 PM Welcome and Registration Dr. Edgar Schmidt, Mentorship Coordinator and Leadership Consultant and All Registered Participants
7:15 – 7:30 PM
  • Welcome/ Introductions/ Review of Agenda
  • Overview of the Orientation
Dr. Edgar Schmidt, Mentorship Coordinator and Leadership Consultant
7:30 – 8:15 PM Greetings from CASS and Looking Ahead Dr. Clint Moroziuk, CASS President
Superintendent, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

7:30 AM Breakfast All Registered Participants
8:30 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Update on CASS David Keohane, CASS Chief Executive Officer
9:15 – 10:00 AM CASS Continuing Education Program and Mentorship Dr. Gloria Antifaiff, Principal Lead Consultant, CASS
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break All Registered Participants
10:15 – 10:45 AM CASS Mentorship Program Highlights Dr. Edgar Schmidt, Mentorship Coordinator and Leadership Consultant
10:45 – 11:15 AM Alberta Education – Certification and Leadership Excellence Dan Karas, Registrar and Executive Director, Teaching and Leadership Excellence
11:15 – 11:50 AM Alberta Teachers Association Dennis Theobald, Executive Secretary
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch All Registered Participants
1:00 – 3:30 PM Partnerships that  Make a Difference for Students Dr. Reagan Weeks, CASS 2nd Vice President
Superintendent, Prairie Land School Division
2:00 – 2:15 PM Break All Registered Participants
3:30 – 3:45 Wrap-up Dr. Edgar Schmidt, Mentorship Coordinator and Leadership Consultant

Why participate in a Mentorship Program?

  • Mentorship enhances the work of individuals in school authorities to achieve organizational goals.
  • Mentorship supports professional learning and growth of mentees as system education leaders.
  • Mentorship supports the ongoing learning and growth of mentors.
  • Mentorship supports organizational growth and development.
  • Mentorship requires commitments from the mentorship coordinator, mentors, mentees, and all system education leaders.
  • Mentors and mentees will have access to numerous resources on the Mentorship Moodle site.

The Mentorship Program supports regulated members to maintain and enact the LQS and SLQS competencies.