Launching this Fall 2023, the New Mindsets for Leading in Complexity learning series is a call to action for education leaders who want to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared for the future of education. Led by renowned experts in the field, the series features six dynamic workshops that will equip leaders with the latest tools, knowledge, and skills needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. From Artificial Intelligence and data to humanistic conversations and disruption, each session delves into timely topics that are transforming the education landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to education and create more equitable learning conditions for all students.
Hosted by CMC Leadership, the learning series will run from September 2023 to January 2024 and is delivered entirely online. The six workshops will be hosted LIVE, and all other program materials are available via the CMC Leadership online learning platform (via Thinkific).
This year, we are excited to welcome a full roster of reputable NEW speakers. We look forward to hearing from such prestigious individuals whom you can expect to lead you through engaging, thought-provoking, and informative LIVE workshops.
Amber Mac, Speaker, Host, Author, Entrepreneur and President of Amber Mac Media, Inc.
Topic: Revolutionizing Education: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Learning
LIVE Webinar Date: September 27, 2023 at 11:00am EST
Session Description: Join technology expert and bestselling author Amber Mac for a thought-provoking workshop on the timely topic of Artificial Intelligence in education. In this session, Amber will delve into the latest Artificial Intelligence trends and their potential impact on K-12 education, challenging educators to consider how they can harness the power of Artificial Intelligence to support more equitable learning conditions for students.
As the world rapidly evolves and we witness the rise of Artificial Intelligence, it is essential for education leaders to understand the transformative potential of this technology and to be proactive in exploring how it can benefit their schools and students. This workshop is a call to action for education leaders who want to stay ahead of the curve and be prepared for the future of education.
Bio: Amber Mac is a renowned technology expert and innovation trendsetter, with a wealth of experience spanning two decades. As an on-air columnist for top media outlets like Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS, BNN, CTV, CBC News, and Global News, Amber is a sought-after authority on the latest advancements in the tech industry. Her expertise extends to Artificial Intelligence, which she has been actively demystifying since 2017, keynoting events across North America and around the world. Amber is also the host of a weekly radio show called #TheFeed, airing on SiriusXM Radio in Canada and the United States. She is the author of two bestselling business books and was named one of DMZ’s top 30 women to watch in tech in 2018. As a dynamic speaker, Amber’s presentation will be sure to inspire and inform education leaders on the cutting-edge of technological innovation.
Dr. Alan Brown, Medical Director of Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
Topic: Unlocking the Potential: A Workshop for Education Leaders on Empowering Student Mental Health – this will serve as part-one, and Session #3 will continue to build on this topic
LIVE Webinar Date: October 18th, 2023 at 11:00am EST
Session Description: Mental health and well-being are critical components of a child’s academic and personal success. However, schools often struggle to provide the necessary support for the significant mental health issues experienced by children and adolescents, including self-regulation difficulties, depression, and suicide. As senior education leaders, it is important to deepen our understanding of these issues and our role in addressing them. In this workshop, renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Alan Brown will provide insight into current trends in mental health and mental illness among children and adolescents. He will also offer practical strategies for schools to work collaboratively through a pyramid of interventions, to provide more comprehensive support for students. It is essential for senior education leaders to understand the importance of mental health and well-being in the lives of students, as well as the impact that mental health issues can have on academic performance and overall quality of life. By gaining a deeper understanding of these issues and strategies for intervention, we can better support the needs of our students and create a positive and nurturing learning environment.
Bio: Dr. Alan Brown is a renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist, recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of psychiatry. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry at the prestigious Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. With over 30 years of experience, he has a deep understanding of the needs and challenges facing young people and their families. Dr. Brown has played a key role in the development of innovative treatment programs, including the creation of a day treatment program in collaboration with the Halton Board of Education and the establishment of the current regional child and adolescent inpatient program. He has also maintained a private outpatient practice, demonstrating his commitment to improving mental health outcomes for all. With his wealth of expertise and compassionate approach, Dr. Brown is a sought-after speaker and advisor to organizations across the education sector.
Christy Peterson, Principal, White Oaks Secondary School, South Campus
Christy will be joining the LIVE workshop to contribute to the conversation from a Principal’s perspective
Bio: Christy Peterson is an educator and mental health clinician whose work includes school and system leadership in supporting mental health and well-being in schools. Christy has over 20 years of experience in education including school administration and system leadership. Christy also holds graduate degrees in school and clinical mental health informing her work as a Mental Health Lead in a school board in Ontario and her ongoing work in schools.
Hannah Beach, award-winning educator, emotional health consultant, author, and keynote speaker
Topic: Becoming the Leader our Students Need: Creating the Best Conditions for Growth and Learning – this serves as part-two, building on Session #2
LIVE Webinar Date: October 24th, 2023 at 11:00am EST
Session Description: Supporting the mental health and well-being of our students requires the involvement of the entire school community. This session will focus on how to effectively create the best conditions for growth and learning by prioritizing the emotional safety of our students.
Children and youth are experiencing more anxiety, aggression, and emotional shut down than ever before. As educators, it is essential that we understand what is happening under the surface and provide students with a safe and secure learning environment where they feel valued and supported.
In this talk, participants will learn how to cultivate strong relationships with their students, including the most challenging ones, and create a culture of cascading care that extends throughout the school community. By prioritizing emotional safety, participants will discover how their leadership can transform school cultures from the inside out, resulting in improved outcomes for students.
Bio: Hannah Beach is an award-winning educator, emotional health consultant, author, and keynote speaker. As the co-author of the best-selling book, “Reclaiming Our Students,” Hannah is a leading voice in trauma-informed education and relationship-based approaches to teaching. Her book, which has been translated into multiple languages and adopted by school boards across Canada, offers practical tools and strategies for teachers and parents to help children overcome anxiety, aggression, and emotional shut-down.
Hannah’s expertise and innovative solutions have garnered recognition from the Canadian Human Rights Commission, which named her one of five featured changemakers in Canada in 2017. With her wealth of experience and deep understanding of emotional health, Hannah empowers education leaders to create safe and supportive learning environments where students can thrive.
Dr. Lyn Sharratt, distinguished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter in the field of education; International Consultant, Sharratt Educational Group Inc.
Topic: From Numbers to Faces: How to Use Data to Achieve District Wide Improvement
LIVE Webinar Date: November 16th, 2023 at 11:00am EST
Session Description: Join us for an eye-opening workshop with education expert Dr. Lyn Sharratt, where you will discover how to turn overwhelming data into actionable insights that can transform your district. Say goodbye to dehumanizing numbers and hello to FACES on the data, providing you with the focused information you need to reach every student. Learn the top three leadership skills needed to drive this transformation and create a culture of learning, empowerment, and continuous improvement. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to increase achievement levels for all students, teachers, and schools!
Bio: Dr. Lyn Sharratt is a highly sought-after expert in the field of education. As a distinguished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter, she has dedicated her career to turning cutting-edge research into practical guidance for school leaders. With her extensive experience and expertise, she has developed a unique roadmap for educational leaders to utilize ongoing assessment to inform instruction and drive equity at all levels of the education system.
Dr. Sharratt’s work has been recognized both nationally and internationally, and her insights and strategies have transformed countless classrooms, schools, districts, and even entire education systems. Her expertise in utilizing ongoing assessment to promote student achievement, as well as her unwavering commitment to equity and inclusion, make her a valuable resource for any education leader seeking to improve student outcomes.
Linda Nazareth, Economist, Keynote Speaker, and Futurist; Relentless Economics
Topic: Thriving in Chaos: Redefining Education for the Age of Disruption and Beyond
LIVE Webinar Date: December 6th, 2023 at 11:00am EST
Session Description: Attention education leaders! Are you ready to face the unprecedented transformation that the next decade will bring? Join economist Linda Nazareth in an inspiring presentation that will equip you with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. Discover the disruptive forces that will shape the economy and learn how to quickly adapt to change while maintaining a long-term vision. Linda will challenge you to reimagine everything, including work, and inspire confidence in those around you. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to become a leader of tomorrow!
Bio: Linda Nazareth is not your typical economist. Her dynamic approach to forecasting the future of work is both insightful and engaging, making her a sought-after keynote speaker for a diverse range of audiences. As an author of five books, including the highly anticipated Working it Out: Getting Ready for the Redesigned World of Work, Linda is a leading authority on the intersection of economics, technology and society. Her regular columns in the Globe and Mail and CBC Metro Morning, as well as her popular podcast ‘Work and the Future’, further showcase her expertise and thought leadership. With a talent for distilling complex ideas into actionable insights, Linda has helped organizations such as The Economist Magazine, American Express, E&Y and the Bank of Montreal prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the future.
Elaine Cook, PhD, Manager: Humanistic Education and Training and Team Lead, Solution Focused Practice, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Topic: From Talk to Transformation: How to Lead System Change Through Meaningful Conversations
LIVE Webinar Date: January 10th, 2024 at 11:00am EST
Session Description: Get ready to re-shape your understanding of education with this dynamic workshop! Led by expert facilitator Elaine Cook, participants will learn how to move beyond the negative, deficit-based narratives that often plague education conversations. Elaine will guide you through a process of recognizing, witnessing, and reinforcing the innate strengths and resources present in every student, staff member, and parent. Through a series of activities and small group conversations, you’ll learn how to re-frame conversations in ways that create new opportunities, lead to generativity, and even transformation. Discover the power of asking better questions, emphasizing collaboration and shared humanity, and fostering growth and opportunity. Don’t miss this chance to take Words to Action and lead system change through conversations that matter!
Bio: Elaine Cook has a PhD in applied behavioral psychology from the University of Toronto. As a certified solution-focused coach she works with individuals, families, and organizations to facilitate conversations and implement humanistic programs that guide people toward development and personal wisdom. Currently, she works at Holland Bloorview Kid’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, as the manager of Humanistic Education and Training. She is responsible for the creation and implementation of all internal and external humanistic education and training, including two year-long coaching certification programs that are transforming how care providers and educators engage with and shape their work experiences. She is a published author, editor, and researcher.
All LIVE workshops will be hosted at 11:00am EST.
All speakers, topics, dates and times are subject to change.
Senior education leaders who are managing teams, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Education, Directors of Instruction and similar roles.
(total price with taxes and fees $789.87 CAD)
Interested in participating, but don’t want to commit to all six workshops? You can purchase individual workshops using the PayPal drop down menu on the right. Simply scroll through and select the workshop you’d like to participate in and click “Buy Now”. Your investment of $199.00 CAD + tax includes access to the LIVE workshop and access to the recording and materials for that workshop only.