Let's Go Phishing

Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution in order to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords. This information is then used to access important accounts and can result in identity theft and financial loss for your School Division.
Our presentation will help your Division protect your Boards from cybercriminals that are masking how they appear. Often, the goal of these cybercriminals is to coerce your staff into changing the account information on file for your third-party vendors working with your board. Our presentation will provide clues, identifiers, and strategies to your staff to circumvent these cybercriminals.
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2022 Exhibitors

ASBOA 2022 Annual Trade Show Exhibitors


Thank you to all of the companies that participated in the 2022 Annual Trade Show.  For a complete listing,  click on the Read more.  ASBOA Members can learn more about each participating company and the programs and resources they have available by logging into the ASBOA Conference mobile app. 

SAVE THE DATE - 2023 Annual Conference and Trade Show - June 11-13, Calgary, Alberta. 

Details will be added to the webpage as they become available.

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Banquet Entertainment - Lars Callieou

Monday, June 13th  

Join us for an evening of fun and laughs with Lars Callieou.  Lars has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has a 1-Hour Comedy Special currently airing on The Comedy Network.   
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General Session - Day 2

June 14th - 1:30-2:45 pm - The Architect/Builder 

This session will provide an opportunity to connect with people through a highly interactive and dynamic challenge.  We will:

  • Enhance your capacity for effective, efficient, and precise communication
  • Encounter the importance of 2-way dialogue
  • Practice the art of active listening
  • Engage in the magic of shared leadership
  • Appreciate the experience of an egoless team dynamic
  • Revel in the power of full engagement
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Is Trust Dead?

These days, trust seems to be the elusive holy grail for organizations around the world and they're turning to their communications teams to deliver results. In an environment where every industry and sector seem to be under the microscope and #PRFail remains a popular hashtag, is trust even possible?

Join Kim to discuss a new take on the topic and recent research from the Canadian Public Relations Society about trust in organizations and what steps you can take to build relationships to improve your organization’s reputation, earn confidence and maybe, just maybe, lead to trust.
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Fundraising Fundamental Principles

Fundraising Associations operate as legal entities with distinct rules to follow.  This workshop will review the legislation and purpose of a Fundraising Association, it's role and relationships with the school community, the role of the Board, and how decisions are made.  This workshop is designed to guide new and existing Boards and Association members with a review of principles and some operations best practices.

If you are attending this session, we recommend watching the Introduction to ASCA video, to help focus the content of the meeting, as well as the discussions and questions, potentially saving valuable time for you, as a workshop participant.
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Group Juggle

A dynamic activity which demonstrates the complexity and challenge of working within a high function organization
  • explore the impact from everyday challenges faced by your organization
  • Entry and exit of people
  • Change
  • Restructuring
  • Dealing with the dynamic, the unknown, the unplanned for
  • The impact of overburdening
  • Working within a system, that is in constant change
  • Leadership - the challenge of managing the process
This session is interactive and requires individual participation
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Long Service Recognition

The Association is pleased to recognize members for their service and membership with the Association beginning at 10 years and then in 5 year increments thereafter.  Join us in Congratulating our active members celebrating these special milestones.  
If we have missed anyone, please contact the ASBOA office.
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Opening Keynote - Day 1

June 13th - 9:00-10:00 am - Relax Dammit:  Healthy and Happy in the Age of Anxiety

Timothy Caulfield, Professor of Health Law & Science Policy 
Professor Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.  Caulfield also writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of several bestselling books, including: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness; Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash; and, most recently, Relax, Dammit!: A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which aired in over 60 countries, including streaming on Netflix in North America.


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Closing Keynote - Day 1

June 13th - 3:15-4:30 pm - In Living Colour - Creating Belonging

Speaker:  Alnoor Damji, Alnoor Damji, Coaching and Consulting

After moving to Canada and completing my post-secondary degree in Human Resources, I became involved in leadership roles with Ismali community. My work is grounded in the values of diversity, pluralism, and equality.  In 2011 I received the Okotoks Chamber of Commerce’s Team Category, Business Service award and in 2012 the Professional Business Service award. In 2015, the Career Development Association of Alberta named me Practitioner of the Year. My places of employment have included Municipal Government, NGO, non-profit organizations and vocational services organizations.
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General Session - Day 2

June 14th 9:00 am -Noon  - The Indian Act

Speakers:  Clarice Anderson and Adam Ambrozy, Edmonton Public SD

The Indian Act is a race-based legislation and continues to exist today.  In 1876, the Indian Act combined many of the previous laws pertaining to Indian status and rights into one policy. The Indian Act pertains only to First Nations peoples and continues to exist today.  Participants will explore the factors leading to the Indian Act and learn key aspects of the Indian Act.

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Is your Personal Style an Advantage or Obstacle?


Pre-Conference Speaker:  Doug Macnamara, CMC, CHRL
President Banff Executive Leadership

With more than 30 years’ experience, Doug works with Boards/Executives from well known companies, government departments, crown corporations, professional bodies, charities/NFP’s, and Indigenous communities across Canada, in Silicon Valley of the USA, Asia/Australia, Europe and the Middle East.  Doug currently serves as Past President of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta and Board member of Canadian Association of Management Consultants.  From 2009 to 2015 Doug was lead faculty on the ASBOA School Business Officials Leadership programs.   

Is your Personal Style an Advantage or Obstacle? Susan Lang 2022-03-01 07:00:00Z 0

Additional Records Management  Resources

  • Records Management Programs require guiding policies and procedures beyond the Records Retention Schedule. The committee has gathered examples from school authorities; offered workshops and information sessions in support of the Records Management requirements of school jurisdictions in Alberta.  If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the information shared please contact the ASBOA office.  
  • includes a wealth of resources including sample templates, procedures, references, tip sheets and resources from workshops and information sessions.
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