Refocusing on Instructional Leadership
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Refocusing on Instructional Leadership
Presented by: Dr. Carmen Mombourquette & Dr. Pamela Adams
Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, November 03, 2022 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday, November 04, 2022 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, December 08, 2022 | 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
To be determined Location will be determined and communicated to you, TBD, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Over the past two and half years, school administrators experienced a shift in their work in response to the challenges born of the Covid-19 pandemic. In many cases managerial tasks took precedence in daily work in order for us to maintain safe and healthy learning environments.  School administrators must now refocus on instructional leadership and the balance of the Alberta Leadership Quality Standards of Practice.  

Join us for this Zone 1 leadership learning series where participants will be guided through these relevant topics of effective instructional leadership. 

  • Instructional Leadership: Shifting from Management to Instruction

  • Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation: Alberta TGSE Policy/Research and Introduction to Inquiry Based Professional Learning

  • Being a Leader of Learning: Adult Learning constructs and Modeling learning through inquiry

  • Healthy School Culture: Developing a relevant and representative mission/vision and Generative Dialogue in a collaborative culture. 

  • Community Engagement: Assurance framework, stakeholder communications and engagement

  • Student Achievement: Data, Evidence Driven Supports, RTI, Collaborative Response

  • Indigenous Learning & Reconciliation: Developing and applying foundational knowledge 

About the Presenter(s):
Dr. Carmen Mombourquette

Dr. Carmen Mombourquette was a K to 12 Teacher, Vice Principal, Principal and Headmaster for close to 30 years. He has always been passionate about school leadership and its impact on student learning. In July of 2010 Dr. Mombourquette began a new phase of his career when he accepted a tenure track position with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. Now, as an Associate Professor, he spends his time teaching primarily in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership Program where, along with his colleagues, he is helping to educate the next generation of school leaders. His research interests include leadership at the school and divisional levels, school organization and its impact on student learning, student assessment and evaluation, and single gender education. His publications and presentations include books, articles, and book chapters on school leadership, instructional, leadership, gender and its impact on student performance, parental influence on student success, and the impact of assessment policies on student performance.

Dr. Pamela Adams

Dr. Pamela Adams, is an Associate Professor at the University of Lethbridge, studying school improvement and educational leadership for more than 20 years.

In 2009, Dr. Adams co-authored a book with David Townsend, entitled The Essential Equation: A handbook for school improvement. Her recent book with authors Carmen Mombourquette and David Townsend is entitled Leadership in Education: The power of generative dialogue (2019).

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:




Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12, Central Office/Bureau central

Registration Notes:

Please note that our session facilitators encourage participants to register for the full series as learning builds and transfers from session to session. If you require other arrangements to accommodate you/your school division, please contact

The sessions in this series is a mix of virtual and in-person/on-site attendance. 

Please bring your own personal computing device