Conference Program

19th Annual Values and Leadership Conference
Towards Transformational Leadership:
Values and Ethics for Educational Advancement and Sustainability

September 18, 19 and 20, 2014
Deerhurst Resort, Muskoka, Ontario

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The conference program is now complete and posted on this web page.
Some changes may still occur before or during the conference.

If you are presenting, please check all your information carefully.
For errata, please contact Dr. Heather Rintoul at heatherr@nipissingu.ca

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Activities 
3:00-5:30 pmRegistration Table Opens
Registrants’ conference packages and name tags.
Draw Tickets
Guest Service Foyer
1:00-3:00 pmConference Planning Meeting with Deerhurst Staff and Nipissing University AV staff – only by invitation pleaseG8 Executive Board Room
1:00-Personally-Defined Activities
There will be announcements and advice on various activities at Deerhurst and in the Huntsville area. Activities may have a cost attached.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Pre-conference Events 
11:00 am-1:30 pmRegistration Table ContinuesGuest Service Foyer
9:00 am-1:00 pmPersonally-Defined Activities at Deerhurst and in the Huntsville area
1:30-4:00 pmThe Roots of the Game: Outdoor Education, Sports, and Leadership at Rosseau Lake College (Transportation will be provided, departing from Deerhurst Resort Conference Doors)
Introduction by Jeremy Bisson, Nipissing University
Rosseau Lake College
1:30-4:00 pmValues and Leadership in Action: Integrating Extra-curricular and Curricular Activities at Huntsville High School. (Transportation will be provided, departing from Deerhurst Resort Conference Doors)
Introduction by Casey Phillips, Nipissing University
Huntsville High School
1:30-2:45 pmPerspectives on Aboriginal Reconciliation and Ethics in Canada - Dr. Mike DeGagné, President and Vice Chancellor, Nipissing University
Introduction by moderator, Ron Wideman, Nipissing University
Tom Thomson Room
2:45-4:00 pmDemystifying the Writing and Publication Process: A Guide for Emerging Scholars - Dr. Anthony H. Normore, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Introduction by moderator Heather Rintoul, Nipissing University
Tom Thomson Room
4:00-5:00 pmGraduate Students Meet and Greet
Convened by Susan Elliott-Johns and Carmen Shields, Nipissing University
Tom Thomson Room
Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Conference Events 
3:00-6:00 pmRegistration Table continuesGuest Service Foyer
6:30-7:00 pmOfficial Opening
Dr. Ron Wideman – Director, Nipissing University Centre for the Studies of Leadership and Ethics
Introduction of the Nipissing University planning committee
Messages of Welcome
Dr. Mike DeGagné, President and Vice Chancellor, Nipissing University
Dr. Paul Begley, International Executive Director CSLEE, Nipissing University (retired)
Tom Thomson Room
7:00-8:00Keynote Address: Dr. Steven Jay Gross, Temple University
The Development of Participatory Cultures
Introduction by moderator Ron Wideman, Nipissing University
Tom Thomson Room
8:00-10:00 pmOpening Reception
Harpist – Ms. Doreen Bryer
Single beverage ticket provided with registration
Cash Bar
Hot and cold finger food
The Rotunda
Friday, September 19, 2014 - Conference Events 
7:15-8:30 amInformation DeskWest Wing Foyer
7:15-8:30 amContinental Breakfast (provided)Tom Thomson Room
7:15-8:30 amBusiness Meeting of the CSLEE Board of Trustees (by invitation only please). Convened by Dr. Paul Begley, International Executive Director CSLEE, Nipissing University (retired) (Continental breakfast provided)JEH MacDonald Room
7:15-8:30 am"Calling all Principals": Breakfast Meeting for all Principals and Vice-principals
Convened by Richard Kennelly, Superintendent, Durham District School Board, Ontario
Harris Room (across from Tom Thomson Room)
8:45-10:00 amAnnouncements
Keynote Address: Dr. Anthony Normore, California State University, Dominguez Hills
The Juxtaposition of Local and Global Perspectives
Introduction by moderator, Nancy Tuana, Pennsylvania State University
Tom Thomson Room
10:00-10:15 amRefreshment Break (provided)West Wing Corridor
10:15-11:45 amConcurrent Sessions A, B, C, D, E, F
Session A
Session Chair: Jackie Stefkovich, Pennsylvania State University

Content Alignment vs Teaching to the Test
Presenters:
Susan J. Nix, West Texas A & M University
Gary Bigham, West Texas A &M University

Way up North: A Comparative Analysis of Ethical Leadership in Canada and Sweden.
Presenters:
Lyse Langlois, Laval University
Claire Lapointe, Laval University
Katarina Norberg, Umea University, Sweden.
Co-Authors:
Olof Johannson, Umea University, Sweden;
Dominique Tanguay, Laval University

It’s Lonely at the Top: Constructing Meaningful Mentorships in the Superintendency
Presenters:
Gary Bigham, West Texas A & M University
Susan J. Nix, West Texas A & M University
AY Jackson Room
Session B
Session Chair: Pauline Leonard, Louisiana Tech University

Moral and Ecological Literacy: Undivorcibly Married in the Age of Ecology
Presenters:
Madhu Suri Prakash, Pennsylvania State University
Dana L. Stuchul, Pennsylvania State University
Susannah Barsom, Pennsylvania State University
Co-Author:
Peter Buckland, Pennsylvania State University

Leading Through Relations in Inter-organizational Networks: A Structural Model
Presenter:
Heather L. Hersemeyer, Nipissing University
Co-Author:
David Hemsworth, Nipissing University

Ethical Review: An Examination of Ethical Leadership Theory
Presenter:
Larry Lanctot, Near North District School Board
AJ Casson Room
Session C
Session Chair: Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, University of Vermont

Transformational Leadership at the Intersection of Authentic Learning and Mindful Awareness: Inquiring into the Moral Agency of Educational Leadership
Presenter:
Sabre Cherkowski, University of British Columbia

Moral Practice through Self-Authoring Ethical Dilemmas
Presenter:
Patrick Jenlink, Stephen F. Austin State University

Participatory Pedagogy in Discourse of Practice: Applying Freire in Training for Transformation
Presenter:
Allyson Krupar, Pennsylvania State University
Arthur Lismer Room
Session D
Session Chair: Tiffany Roberts, Nipissing University

Principals’ Concerns Regarding Change Amidst Current Political Pressures
Presenter:
Terry Pelfrey, Louisiana Tech University

The Poet & Philosopher Rumi: Sustainability & the Juxtaposition of Local and Global Perspectives
Presenters:
Feridun Ayaya, Pennsylvania State University
Jacqueline Stefkovich, Pennsylvania State University

Telling Tales out of School: Gender, Authentic Leadership, and Care
Presenter:
Rita Gardiner, University of Western Ontario; King’s University College
Lawren Harris Room
Session E
Session Chair: Megan Tschannen-Moran, The College of William and Mary

Creating Participatory Cultures in Early Childhood: An Approach to Ethical Leadership in Education
Presenter:
Michael D. Burroughs, Pennsylvania State University
Co-Author:
Stephanie Serriere, Pennsylvania State University

Developing Youth Leadership through Enriched Engagement
Presenter:
Ben Kutsyuruba, Queen's University
Co-Authors:
Nish Khanna, Students Commission Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement
Stoney McCart, Students Commission Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement
Jeffrey McCormack, Queen's University

Leading in Two Worlds: Authenticity as Practiced by American Indian School Leaders
Presenters:
David Henderson, Montana State University
Joianna Carjuzaa, Montana State University
William Ruff, Montana State University
Tom Thomson Room
Session F
Session Chair: Pam Bishop, Western University

Children Write about Virtues
Presenter:
Valentina Mazzoni, University of Verona
Co-Author:
Luigina Mortari, University of Verona

The Vice Principalship: The Forgotten Realm
Presenter: Richard Kennelly, Durham District School Board
Co-Author:
Heather M. Rintoul, Nipissing University

Who is the Self who Leads? Establishing Self-Inquiry as a Method for Cultivating Transformative Leadership
Presenters:
Kelly Hanson, University of British Columbia
Sabre Cherkowski, University of British Columbia
JEH MacDonald Room
11:45-1:00 pmSpecial Conference Luncheon (meal provided)Eclipse Dining Room
1:00-2:15 pmAnnouncements
Keynote Address: Dr. Pauline Leonard, Louisiana Tech University
The centrality of relationships and communities
Introduction by moderator Heather Rintoul, Nipissing University
Tom Thomson Room
2:15-3:45 pmConcurrent Sessions G, H, I, J, K, L
Session G
Session Chair: Richard Kennelly, Durham District School Board.

Unlocking the Secret to Profound Servant Leadership: Leading Schools with Spirit and Soul
Presenter:
Gary Bigham, West Texas A & M University

Inter-professional Education
Presenter:
Shelley Getty, Nipissing University

Principals’ Attitudes towards Full Membership for Students with Disabilities
Presenter:
Pamela S. Morgan, Louisiana Tech University

Transforming Non-Indigenous Leadership through Indigenous Contexts
Presenter:
Chris Hachkowski, Nipissing University
AY Jackson Room
Session H
Session Chair: Susan Nix, West Texas A & M University

Reconceptualizing Teaching for the Adult Learner
Presenter:
Dawn Basinger, Louisiana Tech University

The Case for Leadership Aimed at Envisioning Higher Education as Both a Public and Private Good
Presenter:
Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, University of Vermont

Urban Research Universities: Concerns for Ethical Community Engagement Inquiry
Presenter:
Khaula Murtadha, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
AJ Casson Room
Session I
Session Chair: Chris Branson, Waikato University, New Zealand

Failing Sparkle: Ethical Leadership and the Lived Experience of Children
Presenter:
Patricia A. L. Ehrensal, The George Washington University

Trustworthy Leadership: Trustworthy Schools
Presenter:
Megan Tschannen-Moran, The College of William and Mary

Moral Agency and Ethical Decision-Making of Canadian School Principals
Presenters:
Benjamin Kutsyuruba, Queen's University
Sabre Cherkowski, University of British Columbia
Co-Author:
Keith Walker, University of Saskatchewan
Arthur Lismer Room
Session J
Session Chair: Lindy Zaretsky, Reaching Education Resolutions Inc.

Toward a Collaborative ‘Safe Care’ Model. Addressing Complex Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis in Schools
Presenter:
Tiffany A. Roberts, Nipissing University

The Evolution of an Innovative Educational Leadership Program which Promotes Social Justice Leadership for American Indian Sovereignty
Presenters:
David Henderson, Montana State University
William Ruff, Montana State University-Bozeman
Joianna Carjuzaa, Montana State University

Institutional Integrity and Moral Nurturance
Presenter:
John Covaleskie, University of Oklahoma
Lawren Harris Room
Session K
Session Chair: Sabre Cherkowski, University of British Columbia

Ethical Insensitivity
Presenter:
Nancy Tuana, Pennsylvania State University

Prison or School: What Transformational Leaders can do to Change Prison-like Policies
Presenter:
Christen Clemson, Pennsylvania State University

Paradigm of Choice: Values and Ethics for Public School Leaders
Presenter:
Ann Allen, Ohio State University
Tom Thomson Room
Session L
Session Chair: Viktor Freiman, Moncton University

Principals Reflect on being a Leader for Learning and an Authentic Leader in Light of School Accountability Reform Initiative
Presenter:
Kathrine J. Gutierrez, University of Oklahoma

Unguarded Conversations in Critical friendship
Presenters:
Taunya Wideman-Johnston, Nipissing University
Courtney Anne Brewer, Nipissing University

Bridging the Gap: A Narrative Exploration of Co-Learning and Community-Building in Distance Education
Presenter: Brooke Haugh, Nipissing University
Co-Author: Betty Ann Martin, Nipissing University

Justice in Children’s Perspective
Presenter:
Valentina Mazzoni, University of Verona
Co-Author:
Luigina Mortari, University of Verona
JEH MacDonald Room
3:45-4:00 pmRefreshment Break including Pastry Selection (provided)West Wing Corridor
4:00-5:30 pmConcurrent Sessions M, N, O, P, Q, R
Session M
Session Chair: Ben Kutsyuruba, Queen's University

From Cultural Awareness to Social Justice Activism in School Leadership: Using the Writing of Paulo Freire and Parker Palmer in Educational Leadership Preparation
Presenters:
David Henderson, University of Montana-Bozeman
Joianna Carjuzaa, University of Montana-Bozeman

Womanist Ethical Frameworks Drawn from Black Women Leading City Schools
Presenters:
Khaula Murtadha, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
Colleen Larson, New York University

Establishing and Sustaining Successful Transitions for Intermediate Students
Presenter:
Gianna Helling, Toronto Catholic District School Board
AY Jackson Room
Session N
Session Chair: Dawn Basinger, Louisiana Tech University

Empathy: A Key Leadership Skill
Presenter:
Megan Tschannen-Moran. The College of William and Mary

How do Future Teachers Perceive their Relations to Digital Environments?
Presenter:
Viktor Freiman, Moncton University
Co-Authors:
Diane Pruneau, Moncton University
Jackie Kerry, Moncton University
Joanna Langis, Moncton University

Developing Authentic Leadership in the Professions Through Reflective Assessment
Presenter:
Stephanie Sliekers, Nipissing University
Co-Author:
Ron Wideman, Nipissing University
AJ Casson Room
Session O
Session Chair: Gary Bigham, West Texas A & M University

Courage in the Face of High Stakes Accountability: Why University Programs should Lead in Creating the next Generation of Ethical School Leaders
Presenter:
Thomas J. Shields, University of Richmond

Successful Leadership in One Ontario High-Poverty School
Presenter:
Pam Bishop, Western University

Leadership in the Academic Advising Relationship
Presenter:
Catharine Nutter, Texas Tech University
Arthur Lismer Room
Session P
Session Chair: Patrick Jenlink, Stephen F. Austin State University

East and West Walk Together: A Co-Constructed Auto-Ethnography of Cultural Immersion Plunge
Presenters:
Chetanath Gautam, Stephen F. Austin State University
Chance Mays, Stephen F. Austin State University

Principals going above and beyond: Understanding Organizational Citizenship Behavior among School Principals
Presenters:
Liora Nutov, Gordon College of Education and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Anit Somech, University of Haifa

Reframing the Ethic of Care through Person Directed Planning in Schools and Social Service Organizations
Presenter:
Lindy Zaretsky, Reaching Education Resolutions Inc.
Lawren Harris Room
Session Q
Session Chair: Anthony Normore, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Multiple Paper Conversation: Fostering Transformational Leadership in the Ontario Early Childhood Education Sector

Paper One: Constructing a Framework for Fostering Transformational Leadership in the ECE Sector
Presenter:
Linda Grant, College of Early Childhood Educators

Paper Two: Encouraging Participatory Cultures and Creating Resources that Support the Growth of Transformational Leadership
Presenter:
Melanie Dixon, College of Early Childhood Educators

Paper Three: Aligning Regulatory Responsibilities, Political Interests, and the Public Interest.
Presenter:
Sue E. Corke, College of Early Childhood Educators
Tom Thomson Room
Session R
Session Chair: Nancy Tuana, Pennsylvania State University

Deconstructing Ethical Dilemmas in Practice: The Value of Narrative Inquiry
Presenters:
Judith A. Aiken, University of Vermont
Jill Tarule, University of Vermont

Sustainability as a Cultural Meta-Value for Informing the Ethics of School Leadership: School Gardening and its Generative Possibilities
Presenter:
Patricia Simons, University of Oklahoma
Co-Authors:
William Frick, University of Oklahoma
J. Taylor Tribble, University of Oklahoma

Parental Involvement in Lives of Students with Chronic Gastrointestinal Illness: Parent Perceptions
Presenter:
Taunya Wideman-Johnston, Nipissing University
JEH MacDonald Room
5:30-6:45 pmPersonally-Defined Activities
6:45-9:30 pmCSLEE Scholars Tribute Dinner (Optional at additional cost - Select at time of Conference Registration)
(Cash Bar)
The annual CSLEE awards will be presented at this time.

Dinner Address:
Dr. Charles Burford, Australian Catholic University
Legends of Our Field: A Tribute to Christopher Hodgkinson, Thomas Sergiovanni, Robert J. Starratt, and Donald Willower
Introduction by moderator Paul Begley, Nipissing University (retired)
Peninsula Room
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Conference Events 
7:30-8:45 amContinental Breakfast (provided)Tom Thomson Room
9:00-10:15 amAnnouncements
Keynote Address: Dr. Jacqueline Stefkovich, Pennsylvania State University
The pressures from political interests
Introduction by moderator Dr. Steven Jay Gross, Temple University
Tom Thomson Room
10:15-10:30 amRefreshment Break (provided)West Wing Corridor
10:30 am-12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions S, T, U V, W, X
Session S
Session Chair: Michael Burroughs, Pennsylvania State University

Appreciative Inquiry: A Research Method for our Times
Presenter:
Megan Tschannen-Moran, The College of William and Mary

Developing Ethical Leaders for our Schools and School Systems
Presenter:
Michelle D. Young, UCEA and University of Virginia
Co-Authors:
Lisa Bass, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
William Frick, University of Oklahoma

A Critical Discussion of the Theory and Implementation of Teacher Peer Coaching
Presenter:
Kristen Ferguson, Nipissing University
AY Jackson Room
Session T
Session Chair: Steven H. Gross, Temple University

A New Zealand Perspective on School Leadership for Social Justice
Presenter:
Chris Branson, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Co-Authors:
Rachael McNae, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Michele Morrison, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Online Graduate Learning: The Methods, the Threads and a New Understanding of How Professors Lead Learning
Presenters:
Nancy Maynes, Nipissing University
Blaine E. Hatt, Nipissing University

Building and Sustaining Communities of Educational Leadership: The Cohort Model and Beyond
Presenters:
Jill Hartman, Rivier University
Sara Stetson, Rivier University
Co-Authors:
M. Delores Neiland, Rivier University
Ann Gaffney, Rivier University
Kate Burham, Rivier University
Donna Straight, Rivier University
Tom Thomson Room
Session U
Session Chair: John Allison, Nipissing University

Symposium: Systems Leadership: Ceding Power to a New Collective

Case Study 1: Systems Leadership: From Concept to Practice.
Presenter:
Anton Florek, Virtual Staff College, Nottingham

Case Study 2: Our Kids Network.
Presenter:
Erica van Roosmalen, Halton Catholic District School Board and Charles Sturt University

Case Study 3: FACES (Family, Community and Engagement Strategy).
Presenter:
Susan E. Elliott-Johns, Nipissing University
Arthur Lismer Room
Session V
Session Chair: Dana Stuchul , Pennsylvania State University

Building Inclusive Learning Environments
Presenter:
David Johnson, Nipissing University

Bluewater Action Research Network: Sustainable, Values-based, Self-determined and Self-directed Professional Learning
Presenters:
Cathy Griffin, Bluewater District School Board
Liz Campbell, Bluewater District School Board
Bradley Clarke, Bluewater District School Board
Krystal Damm, Bluewater District School Board
Melissa Juniper, Bluewater District School Board

The Media as a Tool for Political Influence
Presenter:
Andrew Tkachenko, Nipissing University
Lawren Harris Room
Session W
Session Chair: Ann Allen, Ohio State University

School Administrator’s Ethics in Action: A Proposed Typology of Ethical Problem-Solving Approaches
Presenter:
Lise-Anne St-Vincent, University of Quebec in Three Rivers

Leadership for Participatory Cultures: A Case Study of Leadership Practice within Crown Ward Championship Teams
Presenter:
Mike Parr, Nipissing University
Co-Author:
Warnie Richardson, Nipissing University

Values and Ethics with Chinese Characteristics: What do the Chinese Higher Education Act and Other Related Laws Say?
Presenter:
Xiaobin Li, Brock University

AJ Casson room
Session X
Session Chair: Thomas J. Shields, University of Richmond

Exploring the Importance of Trust Between the Principal and Parents of Special Needs Students
Presenters:
James Murray, Queen's University
Benjamin Kutsyuruba, Queen's University

“Sense-Making as Embodied Knowing”: A Humanizing Path for Enhancing Interpretive Research
Presenter:
Colleen Larson, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Refugee Students in Ontario: A Framework for Initiative Development
Presenter:
Courtney Anne Brewer, Nipissing University
JEH MacDonald Room
12:00-12:30 pmBuffet Lunch (meal provided) Please be prompt.Waterhouse Ballroom
12:15-1:15 pm (note start time)Keynote Address: Dr. Kathy Hibbert, Western University
The power of emerging media and technology
Introduction by moderator Pauline Leonard, Louisiana Tech University
Waterhouse Ballroom
1:15-1:50 pmFinal Plenary Session
Observations, Comments, and New Learning
Dr. Paul Begley, Executive Director CSLEE, Nipissing University (retired)
Introduction by moderator: Dr. Heather Rintoul

Announcing the 2015 conference location
Dr. Paul Begley, International Executive Director CSLEE, Nipissing University (retired)
Waterhouse Ballroom
1:50-2:00 pmAdjournment
Dr. Ron Wideman – Director, Nipissing University Centre for the Studies of Leadership and Ethics
Waterhouse Ballroom