August 22-23, 2019
Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Ellington Room
Richmond, BC

This event is now over – thanks to all who attended. The following details are provided for reference only.

The First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association are pleased to offer the Principals’ Summer Short Course, with the goal of providing principals and aspiring leaders with quality professional development and networking experiences.

Please register by July 31, 2019.

Day 1 – Thursday, August 22, 2019

9:00 – 10:30 am – Piet Langstraat
Introduction to 21st Century Learning & Project Based Learning

10:45 am – 12:00 pm – Piet Langstraat
Instructional Supervision & Evaluation

1:00 – 3:30 pm – Diane Rideout (Harris & Company)
Employee management including progressive discipline, absenteeism, misconduct, termination, and employment standards

Day 2 – Friday, August 23, 2019

BC Tripartite Education Agreement (BCTEA) Programs & Services: What you need to know!


Piet Lanstraat
Superintendent of Schools – Greater Victoria School District (2015 –2018). Piet currently provides consulting services to the public and private sectors specializing in leadership development, strategic planning, recruitment and evaluation.

Diane Rideout
As an employment lawyer, Dianne advises clients daily on a wide range of employment law matters, including terminations, wrongful and constructive dismissals, statutory obligations and human rights matters.


Eligible registrants must:

  • be in a school leadership position or aspire to be a school leader in a First Nations school; or
  • represent a First Nation School Governing Authority


Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel
5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC (map)

Please book your accommodation by July 29, 2019.

Reservation contacts:
1-800-445-8667 or 604-233-3990
Book online

Rooms at $256 plus taxes & fees quoting “FNESC Principals Short Course”.

Free parking is available. Register your license plate at the hotel’s main lobby/ front desk.

Travel Expenses

Participants are eligible to submit a claim for their travel/hotel expenses but please note that we will not be able to confirm the proportion of claims that can be reimbursed until after the Principals Short Course.

Breakfast and lunch are provided. Please contact us 3 weeks in advance regarding major food allergies or mobility concerns

Event Contact

Mary Jane Del Rosario or Toll-free 1-877-422-3672