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Principals Summer Workshop, August 20-21, 2024, Vancouver & Zoom

26 April 2024

August 20-21, 2024 | Vancouver & Zoom Videoconference

  • Day 1: Setting Yourself up for Success! – Theresa Ito
  • Day 2: Review of the Exceptionalities Guide & Overview of Services to First Nation Schools

The First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association are pleased to announce an exciting
opportunity for principals and school leaders in First Nation schools on August 20 and 21, 2024.
As each school year begins, principals find themselves balancing the competing needs of supporting staff, managing
budgets, connecting with parents, and ensuring quality instruction. How a principal manages their time and starts the
school year is critical.
During the first day of this event, Theresa Ito will lead principals through activities and discussions to help them prepare for
the year ahead.
On day two, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the Guide for Supporting Students Who Have Exceptionalities
and consider how their school is set up to support the success of all students. The afternoon will include an overview of the
supports and services that will be available during the 2024/2025 school year.

Event Presenter

Theresa Ito
Theresa is passionate about people, having worked in leadership internationally for over 30 years. Through Blue Mountain Solutions, Theresa successfully trained leadership teams in England for many years and now based in beautiful Vancouver Island with her family, she enjoys providing services to a host of local and international clientele, assisting them to thrive in business. Theresa is a certified John Maxwell Team Member, a facilitator for ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and was an instructor at Royal Roads University.
Theresa is energetic and her sessions are always filled with strong leadership practices, real-life solutions, useful anecdotes, and a healthy dose of humour.


Please use this form to register and indicate on the form whether you will attend in-person or virtually.



The Westin Bayshore
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2V4
(604) 682-3377
To book accommodation for this event, please use the link below.
The Westin has a rate of $419/night, with an accommodation booking deadline of July 18, 2024.
Please note, accommodation is limited for this event.

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The session will commence at 9:00 am and end at 4:00pm. For in-person attendees, breakfast will be served at 8:00 am


Please stay home or attend virtually if you are feeling unwell. Only registered participants are eligible to attend. Family and friends cannot attend the event at any time, including for meals. The decision to attend in-person events is a personal one and it should be made in consideration of your individual risk factors and vulnerabilities.

Travel Expenses

Please note that participants will be responsible for paying their own travel and accommodation expenses, as well as all food and incidentals related to travel to and from the event. FNESC and FNSA will pay for the facility, presenter fees, breakfast and lunch (which will be provided at 8:00am and 12pm respectively) during the event.