- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) - http://www.hpedsb.on.ca -

Everyday Leadership & Well-Being Symposium for Grade 7 to 11 students

May 7, 2018—Approximately 160 students in Grades 7 to 11 will participate in the Everyday Leadership & Well-Being Symposium this week.

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Loyalist College

This event is planned and hosted by the Student Senate which consists of two students from each secondary school. The  purpose of the symposium is to redefine leadership with respect to well-being and living as an everyday leader. Students will participate in three workshops throughout the day (see below) to explore elements of leadership and well-being, supporting globally minded leaders and learners.

Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education, will bring greetings. Stu Saunders, the keynote speaker, will focus on the theme of Everyday Leadership.

Workshop presenters include students, HPEDSB staff, Dr. Julie Gowthorpe and Sean Kelly, and Loyalist College instructors who will share their experiences and highlight the importance and value of student voice, leadership, initiative and well-being.

Symposium schedule

9:00 a.m. Welcome, opening remarks, Student Senate and Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education
9:15 a.m. Stu Saunders, keynote speaker
10:10 to 10:40 a.m. Workshop 1 (30-minute workshops)
10:40 to 10:55 a.m. Abby Heffernan, student presenter from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
10:55 to 11:25 a.m. Lunch
11:25 to 11:40 a.m. Kristen Sutherland, student presenter from North Hastings High School
11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Workshop 2
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Workshop 3



Throughout the day, students will be encouraged to document their ideas and thoughts. They will keep the ‘Not  Exit Card’ and bring it to a follow-up meeting with their school student senators. The goal of the Not Exit Card is to make tangible connections between ideas (or notable thoughts) on paper (visible thinking).

At the end of the day, students will document one goal on a postcard and it will be placed in a draw with their name and school on it. The postcards will be given to the school student senator for immediate and future follow-up.

The event hashtag is #HPE_BeWell.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]