Webinar: Understanding Moral Distress for School Leaders

In this webinar session hosted by BCPVPA, we invite Lee Smith to share his doctoral research on Moral Distress with our members. He will define Moral Distress, differentiate it from other ethical dilemmas, and speak about the possible implications of moral distress that educators and leaders face. This webinar will offer information and context to PVPs who may feel they are facing greater public scrutiny and stress regarding the administration of COVID-19 guidelines in schools while provincial mandates are constantly evolving. 

Watch for Lee’s article about Moral Distress in the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed) magazine.

Dec 7, 2021 03:30 pm

Lee Smith has worked as a teacher and then administrator, mostly internationally, since 1996. In August of 2019 he moved back to Canada to pursue full-time PhD studies in Educational Policy Studies - Ed Admin and Leadership at the University of Alberta. Lee spent nine years working in BC Offshore Schools near Shanghai, including five years as a Principal in two different schools.

Save-the-Date: BCPVPA IDEAS

We are delighted to announce the return of IDEAS (formerly Issues Forum):

Friday February 11, 2022
9:00am – 3:30pm
River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond BC

A ‘team’ needs all of its members: our feature keynote will be Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team goalie Sami Jo Small, who relates her own story of facing adversity and becoming a powerful force of positivity for her team. Additional speakers and sessions will be announced soon, and registration will open in January. Save the date!

2021-2022 BCPVPA Leading for Equity Series

BCPVPA’s 2021 Connecting Leaders Conference: Leading for Equity marked the beginning of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion focus for professional learning. We are pleased to announce that we are further extending these learning opportunities in the new: 2021-2022 BCPVPA Leading for Equity Series.

In this series we will be hearing from Nouman Ashraf, Carolyn Roberts, Beth Applewhite, and Bryan Gidinski. For more information and registration details please see the link below. 


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Lone Leaders: Rural & Remote School Leaders' Webinar Series

Join the Global Network of Professional Learning Leaders for Lone Leaders, a series of three webinars designed to offer ideas, support, and inspiration. Participants will hear from experts on leadership in remote schools, and will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues from Australia and Canada. All webinars hosted on Zoom.

Save the dates:

Friday February 25, 2022 - Canada
Saturday February 26, 2022 - Australia

Thursday April 28, 2022 - Canada
Friday April 29, 2022 - Australia

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Leading a Culture of Learning

Leading a Culture of Learning supports leading learning through focused dialogue that is grounded in a clear vision – all to enhance a culture of learning in your school. Participants will work with colleagues to develop curious questions that inspire learning for all. More information on upcoming sessions will be available soon.


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