The Quest call for workshop proposals is now open! This year, our theme focuses on building and growing an ethical organization and hopes to achieve the following goals:
- Explore ethical leadership in response to data, system priorities and Board Strategies
- Build a shared understanding of ethical leadership
- Provide attendees with more learning and resources to reflect on their practice in relation to ethical leadership
Ethical leaders make decisions and model behaviour. Ethical leadership is demonstrated through competency and consciousness identified in the Leadership Framework.
The Leadership Framework consists of four domains:
- Collaborative Relationships: This domain focuses on building collaborative relationships to support leadership, learning, and engagement. Personal & Interpersonal Capacity, and Family & Community Engagement
- Human Rights & Inclusion: This domain focuses on ensuring human rights and inclusion are foundational to creating responsive practices, inclusive environments, and equitable outcomes for all. Indigenous Knowledge & Education, Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression.
- Equitable & Inclusive Learning Practices: This domain emphasizes the leader’s role in fostering learning cultures that promote ongoing critical reflection on practice, shared responsibility for student and staff success, and continuous improvement that is evidence informed and culturally responsive. Instructional Practice and Culturally Responsive Practice.
- Organizational Capacity: This domain focuses on managing effectively, efficiently and collaboratively, which is foundational to leading at the system, school, and department level. Governance & Strategic Planning and Human Resource Management & Financial Stewardship.
Speakers should have:
- Have a strong connection to the conference theme – “The Quest: Building and Growing an Ethical Organization”
- Focus on at least one or more of the domains and/or competencies from the York Region District School Board Leadership Framework.
- Outline how your content will be culturally responsive, equitable and inclusive.
- Leverage virtual presentation tools and space to engage participants in the sessions (i.e., share screen to present content visually in a slide deck, video etc; foster engagement by inviting participants to respond to a prompt in the chat etc.)
- Have time to reflect and apply the learning by engaging in a virtual activity or dialogue.
- Build in self-reflection or self-assessment.
- Ensure there is a practical component where what is learned is translated to schools, communities and workplaces.
- Build accountability for the learning into the session.
The conference strives to promote effective practices for creating safe, equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for all. Workshop proposals must align with the 2022 Quest Conference Goals and Criteria as outlined below.
|Guiding Principles and Criteria for the Creation of Workshop Presentations|
|Learning Content||Learning Process||Impact of the Learning||Connection to Data||Accountability|
If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal, please complete the Quest Workshop Proposal Form by Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.