Invited Keynotes, Lectures, and Talks (pre-2010)
2010: Response. Summative comments given at the conclusion of the Minister’s Summit on Education, Charlottetown, PEI. 5 June.
2010: Research with / in community. Opening talk given to the Education Research Forum hosted by the UPEI Centre for Education Research . Charlottetown, PEI. 14 April.
2010: Education research in international contexts. Research talk as part of the Conducting research with global reach panel presentation, UPEI International Development Week. Charlottetown, PEI. 9 February. [With Dr Linyuan Guo and Dr Cindy Hanson].
2010: Artifacts and photographs from the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea. Talk given as part of the Senior’s College Series, the Art Gallery at the Confederation for the Arts, Charlottetown, PEI. 13 January. [With Sally Goddard].
2009: The purposive internationalization of teacher education: Engaging teachers as active participants within the global community. Keynote address delivered to the Edge 2009: Inspiration and innovation in teacher education conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland. 16 October.
2009: Internationalizing the university curriculum. Presentation delivered to the International Committee of the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI. 8 October.
2009: The future of schools: Leadership in a post-technological age. Keynote address delivered to the CONTACT 2009 conference, Charlottetown, PEI. 4 August.
2009: “The fierce urgency of now.” Convocation address to the graduates of the Certificate in Adult Learning and the Bachelor of Education (Human Resource Development) programs, Holland College and UPEI, Charlottetown, PEI. 13 June.
2009: Leadership in action. Keynote address to the Atlantic Provinces School Administrators’ Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. 7 May.
2009: Leaders not followers: The role of educators in social development. Keynote address to the Biannual Conference of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, St. John’s, Newfoundland. 16 April.
2009: The children go first. Talk to the principals of the Primary Schools, Umea Department of Public Education, Umea, Sweden. 25 March.
2009: The Demographics of equity. Talk to the Principals of the Senior High Schools, Umea Department of Public Education, Umea, Sweden. 24 March.
2009: Managing equity: Experiences from a seven country project. Talk to the Educational Leadership Team, Umea Department of Public Education, Umea, Sweden. 23 March.
2009: Equity and diversity in the workplace. Keynote address to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. 5 March.
2008: Equity and diversity in educational leadership. Keynote address presented to the annual meeting of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society, Birmingham, England. 5 July.
2008: Marketing yourself in the global economy. Talk to the Graduate Students’ Association “Lunch and Learn” series, University of Calgary. 25 January.
2007: Building culturally responsive schools: Realizing the dream. Keynote address to the ESLC Conference, Calgary, Alberta. 9 November.
2007: The role of international activities in the graduate student experience. Panel address to the Global Summit on Graduate Education. Banff, Alberta. September 1.
2007: Leadership for learning. Keynote address to the CASSIX/ASBOA Conference. Waterton Lakes, Alberta. August 13.
2007: The development role of education in post-conflict countries. Talk presented to the University of Calgary Emeritus Association. Calgary. April 11.
2007: Educational leadership in schools: Responding to the societal and global contexts. Keynote presentation presented to the Centre for Leadership in Learning dinner seminar series. Calgary. March 14.
2006: The role of professional development in support of higher education. Presentation as part of a panel discussion at the Professional Development in Higher Education Conference, Prishtina, Kosovo. December 1.
2006: The role of professional development in universities. Keynote presentation to the Professional Development in Higher Education Conference, Prishtina, Kosovo. November 30.
2006: The role of educational leaders in professional development. Keynote presentation to the Professional Development Education Conference, Bečići, Montenegro. April.
2006: Leading to learn. Keynote presentation to the National Conference of Secondary School Principals, Portorož, Slovenia. April.
2006: Experiences in international development. Presentation to the Bow Valley College Professional Development Day, Calgary. March 24.
2005: Educational leadership in a time of change. Keynote talk presented at the closing ceremonies of the Senior Leadership Development Program, Prishtina, Kosovo. December 12.
2005: Developing a research agenda. Presentation to the Masters students’ colloquium, Prishtina, Kosovo. December 7.
2005: THIS is educational leadership: Lessons learned from Kosovo. Presentation to the visiting principals from the Ukraine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. March 14.
2005: Educational leadership in central and eastern Europe: Lessons learned. Presentation to a joint Education and Political Science doctoral group. Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. March 18.
2005: Leadership in a multicultural context. Presentation to the Umeå Principals’ Group, Umeå, Sweden. March 16.
2004: Global issues in education. Talk presented to the Unitarian Church ‘Contemporary social issues discussion group’, Calgary. September 19.
2004: Educational innovation and networking in an urban context. Public lecture presented as part of the inaugural Distinguished Research Chair Series, University of Antwerp, Belgium. April.
2003: The Sumerian origins of northern Lancashire. Keynote address to the Recognition Evening honoring Dr. John McLeod for Outstanding contributions to the education of individuals with exceptional needs. Council for Exceptional Children Chapter #41, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. November.
2003: Creating environments that support the academic and social development of all students. Talk presented at the International Scholars Symposium of the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Portland, OR. November.
2002: Developing schools as learning communities. Keynote address presented to the First Annual Kosovo/a Educational Leadership Conference, Prishtina, Kosovo. February.
2001: Educational leadership for changing times. Presentation to the second Calgary Board of Education Leadership Symposium, Calgary, Alberta. September.