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

  • engage in self-reflection and better understand unconscious bias 

  • explore the significance of our own learning stance and 

  • gain deeper insights on facilitating courageous conversations.


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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.



  • Thursday, July 49:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  EDT

  • Friday, July 59:00 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: April 15

Register by June 19

 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 June 19 are eligible for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellation made after June 19. 

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 June 19. Switching from onsite to online after June 19 is permitted, however, no refunds will be provided.