Leadership for School Improvement Workshop

2022 Spring Leadership Webinar Series

  • March 24, 2022 10AM-12PM - The Science of Influence: Understanding the power & purpose of leading people with Ainsley Rose

  • April 14, 2022 10AM-12PM - The Science of Influence: Understanding the power & purpose of leading people with Kara Vandas

  • April 27, 2022 10AM - 12PM - A culture of Connection & Caring with Kristina Beachescne

  • May 11, 2022 10AM - 12PM - Socially Just Schools, Students Voice, & Leadership with Dr. Joseph Levitan

  • May 25, 2022 10AM - 12PM - Things that Go Bump in the Night with Laurie Hillis

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Register Here for one, two, three, four or all webinars. 

Learn more about our Leaders for the Spring Leadership Webinar Series

Ainsley Rose retired after 35 years in education. As the former Director of Education and Curriculum for the Western Quebec School Board in Gatineau, Quebec, he has presented to small and large audiences across Canada, the United States, Bermuda, Hawaii and Lusaka Zambia, as well as, at the International Effective Schools Conference in Rotterdam. Ainsley is a contributing author for several recent publications; The Teacher as Assessment Leader, The Principal as Assessment Leader, The Collaborative Teacher, all with Solution Tree publishing. Ainsley works as a senior professional development associate for the Leadership and Learning Centre, the Marzano Research Laboratory, Solution Tree, and the Wayne Hulley School Improvement Model. He is also the lead trainer for Visible Learning, the work of Dr. John Hattie, from Auckland, New Zealand.


As a consultant, Kara Vandas works with districts and schools to implement processes and practices that best support student learning. Her areas of focus include Visible Learning Plus, Clarity for Learning, Co-constructing Success Criteria, and Partnering with Students: Building Ownership of Learning.



Kristina Beauchesne is an enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated and dynamic educator with two decades of experience in the Canadian education system as a teacher, school administrator and facilitator. Her commitment to fostering excellence in education has led to mentoring student teachers and engaging in innovative team teaching approaches with colleagues. As a skilled professional, Kristina also possesses leadership qualities that embody warmth, compassion, empathy, and vulnerability. A powerful motivator, she uses her organizational and facilitating skills to help her connect meaningfully with her audience; students and adults alike. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of trust and connection in helping to create engaged, productive healthy learning environments and work cultures


Dr. Joseph Levitan is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. His research and work include leadership, teaching, and policy for social justice in education, collaborative education development with Indigenous communities, and culturally grounded pedagogy. He has won multiple awards for his international work and has over a decade of experience working with and leading schools, non-profits, and public organizations to improve education. Prior to becoming a researcher, Dr. Levitan co-founded and directed two international education non-profits and taught History and English Language Arts in Baltimore, Maryland, and the South Bronx of New York.


Laurie Hillis is an executive coach, a team coach, speaker and leadership development practitioner whose purpose is to help others examine and create their most courageous selves as they rumble with the daunting unknown arenas they navigate in this world.  She is a sought-after speaker who is known to create an engaging and powerful learning climate.  Her current certifications include Dare to LeadTM, the Fearless Organization and LeaderFactor based on three inspiring thought leaders, Dr. Brené Brown, Dr. Amy Edmondson and Dr. Timothy Clark.  Laurie’s mission in life is to support vulnerable, shame-free and psychologically safe workplaces and classrooms, starting with leaders. Megatrain, her company is a youthful 30 years old and she is loves to learn and share her learning with other keeners.