Leadership Lab

Join us to grow as a leader and make a lasting impact in your school!

We are excited to announce the CIS Ontario Leadership Lab, a year-long professional development program for the 2024–2025 school year. Building on the success of Cohort 21, the Leadership Lab is open to any CIS Ontario member school educators who wish to learn, develop, design, and implement essential skills and practices to excel as leaders. A key focus of the program will be on sustainable leadership. This program is built with intention and is for educators who want to be transformative leaders in their classrooms, departments, divisions, or schools.

Any CIS Ontario educator at any level is welcome to participate. 


  • Expand understanding of educational leadership
  • Enhance your leadership identity and competencies
  • Build new skills, mindsets and approaches to help you lead yourself and others
  • Strengthen and grow your professional network within Ontario

Learn More about this Commitment

Meet our three facilitators, who will explain the Leadership Lab, why you should consider participating, and who this professional learning experience is geared towards.

Our 2024–2025 Sessions

The Leadership Lab sessions are co-seeded with Cohort 21 sessions.

CIS Ontario Leadership Lab Session 1
Leadership Lab – Session 1

Saturday, October 5, 2024, 8:30–4:00 at The York School

CIS Ontario Leadership Lab Session 2
Leadership Lab – Session 2

Saturday, November 30, 2024, 8:30–4:00 at Havergal College

CIS Ontario Leadership Lab Session 3
Leadership Lab – Session 3

Friday, January 31, 2025, 8:30–4:00 at Montcrest School

Register for the Leadership Lab

Registration for the CIS Ontario Leadership Lab requires prior approval by your school for the 2024–2025 academic year. The cost of this professional development is $995 per participant, which CIS Ontario will bill directly to each school in October 2024.
Registration closes September 30, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

Members, this is the best way to stay up-to-date.

To receive timely information on our professional learning events, student programs and news relevant to our community of educators, educational staff and administrators, please ensure you are listed as a member in our database. All employees of our member schools are automatically entitled to CIS Ontario membership.

You are in our database as a member if you have a login to our member portal and CISO Connect.

If you do not, please fill out this brief membership form

CIS Ontario Leadership Lab – a Cohort 21 Community


Tracy Faucher
Deputy Head
Holy Trinity School

Garth Nichols
Vice Principal Experiential Education & Innovation
Havergal College

Graham Vogt
National Homestay and Recruitment Manager
YES Canada

For additional information, please contact:
Jeremy Barr
Event Manager