We would like to announce that 2021-2023 Board Director Read Jorgensen (SD61) will be retiring this summer. Read has enjoyed a 33 year career in public education, and shares that the best part of that time has been spent with colleagues in the important work that we do with students every day, and that it has been an honour to serve on the Board of the BCPVPA in supporting Principals and Vice-Principals across the province. The Board and staff of the BCPVPA are grateful to Read for sharing his voice and his time, and for the wisdom that he has brought to his work.
With Read’s retirement, the BCPVPA By-laws require that a by-election be arranged for a Director to join the Board for the second half of Read’s term, to June 30, 2023. The August 26 edition of eNews will confirm the timeline for the election. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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The Principl(ed) Podcast with host Chris Horton is a made-in-Canada monthly series that connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals who are working everywhere in the province, from the smallest rural schools to the bustling urban centres.
The Principl(ed) Podcast is on hiatus until the 2022-2023 school year begins. We are excited to bring you the voices of education leaders across the province when we are back in September.
Listen to previous episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! Link to your favourite platform here.
We continue to work with the data that we obtained from the Thriving in Education survey. Read Part 1 of an overview in the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed), and read the March 2022 Principl(ed) for Part 2.
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The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a province wide professional support service provided by the BCPVPA at no cost to you and is completely voluntary and confidential.
The program supports BCPVPA Benefits Plan members experiencing health-related personal and/or professional challenges.
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The Four Essential Roles of Leadership will be held over two days in Vancouver on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19, 2022.
Learn about the four essential roles that successful educational leaders play:
Cognitive Coaching is a multi-day foundational seminar held in Vancouver and facilitated by John M. Clarke from Thinking Collaborative. In this workshop you will:
This 8-session program will be held:
The rapid pace of educational change with a growing, diverse student population increases the challenge for school leaders to make decisions and act quickly. School leaders and staff members are primed to rely on biased thinking. Why? Because unconscious biases are how our brains compensate for overload.
In this workshop, learn to identify bias, cultivate connection, and choose courage. These skills can help you unlock your potential as a leader.
If you are an experienced school leader and interested in exploring Generative Leadership Theory, our Amplification series is now open for registration. We would love it if you joined us virtually for this four-session program.
Sessions will be held:
October 12, 2022 November 23, 2022February 15, 2023March 7, 2023
We are excited to announce that registration for Connecting Leaders Conference 2022 is now open. This year, we will be transitioning back to an in-person event, along with the option to participate virtually. The conference will be held Thursday October 20, Friday October 21, and Saturday October 22 at the Victoria Conference Centre, with this year's theme:
Reconnect | Rejuvenate | Rejoice
Conference-goers will be immersed in learning sessions led by Doug Keeley, Carolyn Roberts, and Kevin Lamoureux. There will be early-bird pricing so be sure to register sooner rather than later!
We are sharing book titles, articles, videos and podcasts to help support our members' continuing work of anti-racism and equity, and to help deepen our understanding of Canada’s diverse communities.
We would love to hear if you have found this column helpful, or if there are other ways that you would like to see BCPVPA share resources, please contact Erin Hughes.
ReFresh is a BCPVPA health resource with simple exercises and information that you can explore. ReFresh appears as a Member Update every Wednesday. All ReFresh posts are archived here.
Read the latest ReFresh:
The fall series from Take Me Outside, and our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners, brings a list of new workshops and resources. Check out the 'top ten tools for spring' here and their upcoming workshops:
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Are you or a colleague thinking of retirement soon? Please check the BC Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association for benefits offered to retired members, such as affinity, health & travel insurance, prestige coverage, pensions & other topics of interest, and you will also find a mail-in application form on the site. The BCRPVPA looks forward to hearing from you if retirement is in your near future! Contact the BCRPVPA
Visit Make a Future for an up-to-date job board with all of the latest opportunities in the BC Education sector. Career opportunities are also available in the Member Portal.
NEWVice-PrincipalSD 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)Find out moreClosing date: June 20, 2022