Prior to the Christian Principals Association Spring Conference, we invite school administrators, Board members, and SOGI working/task group members are invited to a Space for Dialogue Pre-conference Day at the Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler on May 6 from 11am-4pm. Lunch is included.
This pre-conference day will be a time to network and connect with other school leaders. It will focus on school stories, sharing their successes and stretches as they prepare for and proactively engage their community in conversations about sexuality, gender, and identity. Stories will focus on both system-wide work, decision making, and planning as well as stories of schools supporting students who find themselves same-gender attracted or gender questioning. Participants will have the opportunity to hear specific stories and ask questions of leaders from Abbotsford Christian School, Nanaimo Christian School, Surrey Christian School, and Vernon Christian School. It is our intent to also include an interview with a Board member who is actively engaged in this conversation at the school level. As time allows, participants will also have time to review and give feedback on the SCSBC elements of engagement used to organize supporting and leading board, staff, students, and community in conversations and engagement around the topic of SOGI. We look forward to hosting this important day for our community. Register here.