Join us and colleagues across the province this summer for this engaging hybrid two-day learning opportunity. Participants will

  • network and collaborate to support successful preparation/transition into the principal role 

  • engage in learning to better understand leadership and management functions and 

  • discuss how to practically center human rights, equity and relationship building within leadership actions and decision-making.


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Lawrence DeMaeyer

Professional Learning Consultant, Ontario Principals' Council

Lawrence has been an educator for over 30 years. He started his career as an elementary teacher before moving to secondary school where he spent over a decade as a Business Teacher and Department Head. He then served for 10 years as a secondary vice-principal and principal. As a principal, Lawrence held system-level leadership positions as a School Support Officer and Principal of Modern Learning. He has also served as a Superintendent of Education and Superintendent of Leadership Development and School Support. Lawrence’s passion for developing people, system learning and innovation led him to join OPC in February of 2021 in the role of Professional Learning Education Advisor.  

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Susie Lee-Fernandes

Director of Professional Learning and Engagement, Ontario Principals' Council

Susie has served in education for over 23 years in the roles of teacher, principal and superintendent with responsibilities for equity, special education and leadership development. She is a dedicated educator and life-long learner, committed to culturally responsive leadership and authentic collaboration with community partners. In her current role as Director of Professional Learning for the Ontario Principal’s Council, Susie is honoured to support principals and vice-principals in exemplary school leadership at the local, national and international levels.

Photo of Vicki ShannonVicki Shannon

Consultant, Protective Services Team, Ontario Principals' Council

Vicki has thoroughly enjoyed over 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator both in English and French Immersion with Lakehead District School Board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Education and Supervisory Officer courses, but her greatest learning came from working closely with students, families, staff, administrators and board support as a school leader. 

Vicki has worked with OPC at the local and provincial levels for years, including serving as our President. She also spent 7 years with the International Confederation of Principals and 6 years as the principal/vice-principal representative on the Council of the Ontario College of TeachersIn 2019, Vicki joined our Protective Services Team, working with Members and districts advocating for school leaders, providing protective advice and delivering professional learning. 


  • Monday, August 129:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  EDT

  • Tuesday, August 139:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  EDT


Online: Zoom Meeting, link to be provided after registration deadline

Onsite: Ontario Principals' Council, 20 Queen Street West, Suite 2700, Toronto, ON, M5H 3R3

Registration Deadline

Early bird registration: May 15

Register by July 25.

After registration closesconfirmation and Zoom meeting linkwill be sent. 


Online: early bird $100 + HST (regular fee $150 + HST after April 15)

Online Registration

Onsite*: early bird $150 + HST (regular fee $200 + HST after April 15)

Onsite Registration

*Lunch will be provided along with light refreshments in the morning. 

Cancellation and Changes

Event Cancellation and Change Policy: All changes or cancellations must be made via email to 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations received by July 25 are eligible for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation made after  July 25. 

Registration Changes: You may switch from onsite to online or vice versa. An administrative fee of $25 will apply for switching from onsite to online until July 25. Switching from onsite to online after July 25 is permitted, however, no refunds will be provided.