January 24 to 26, 2019
OPSBA's 2019 Public Education Symposium (PES) is
the premier professional learning event of the year for school board trustees
and offers outstanding keynote speakers who are experts in their field,
dynamic, stimulating and interactive sessions, opportunities to discuss the
future of education and time to network with colleagues across the
province. Trustees, Directors of Education, supervisory
officers and student trustees are warmly encouraged to attend PES 2019.
These are just some of the sessions being planned
Thursday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.: Minister of Education
Thursday, January 24: DON
DRUMMOND, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University"Educating in a World Where Education is
Everything"Consensus is building that education is the answer to many of societies'
goals including stronger economic growth, less poverty and better health
outcomes. These aspirations will be on a
collision course with constrained public resources. Better ways of delivering
education will be required but ideology too often prevails over evidence in
Friday, January 25: MICHAEL
Importance of Teamwork"Few people
exemplify the qualities of personal excellence, teamwork, community leadership, and overcoming the
odds better than CFL legend Michael “Pinball” Clemons. With boundless energy
Pinball’s talk centres on the potential for each of us to achieve anything we
set our minds to.
SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS with time for discussion and Q. & A.
January 25: Michael "Pinball" Clemons, inspirational speaker and former Canadian Football League playerFew people exemplify the qualities of personal excellence, teamwork, community leadership, and overcoming the odds better than CFL legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons. Pinball joined the National Football League in 1987, and the Toronto Argonauts (and the CFL) in 1989. In 1990, he was honoured with the CFL’s "most outstanding player" award, after setting the single-season record for all-purpose yards. He played his last game as an Argonaut in 2000, before becoming Head Coach of the team. In 2007, Pinball stepped down as head coach to become the Chief Executive Officer; in 2009, he was appointed to Vice-Chair of the team -- he has since left the position. That same year, he founded the Michael "Pinball" Clemons Foundation, which is dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth. Pinball is a member of The Order of Ontario and a Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient.
January 24: Don Drummond, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University Don Drummond is the retired senior vice president and chief economist of TD Financial Group, and current Stauffer-Dunning Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queens University. At TD, Don led the company in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad. During the course of his career, he acted at Finance Canada as Assistant Deputy Minister, Fiscal Policy and Economic Analysis; Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy and Legislation; and, most recently, Associate Deputy Minister, where he handled economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations, as well as co-ordinated the planning of the annual federal budgets. He was also the Chair of the Commission on the Reform of Ontario's Public Services in 2012. Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Don graduated from the University of Victoria. He subsequently received his master’s degree in economics from Queen's University.
Preferred hotel rate is $221.99 plus taxes (single/double). Please contact the hotel directly for reservations.Book onlineORTelephone:
1-888-627-7175 (reservations centre) before January 7, 2019. Please quote the group name OPSBA Public Education Symposium 2019 or the group code OA30AB in order to receive the preferred rate. After this deadline, rooms will be available on a space-available basis only.
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