Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Sessions

Professional Development Opportunities

Welcome to the ISABC’s Professional Development Opportunities page, where you can find upcoming workshops and sessions to support your ongoing professional growth.

Throughout the year, ISABC offers a variety of Professional Development workshops and sessions that cover a range of topics. These opportunities are designed to provide practical strategies to support your ongoing professional development.

In addition to our workshops and sessions, we offer several leadership programs throughout the year, including the Team Leadership Program and the Student Leadership Program. These programs are designed to develop and enhance leadership skills and capabilities, while providing a supportive and collaborative environment for participants to learn and grow.

At ISABC, we are committed to providing high-quality Professional Development opportunities to support your ongoing learning and development. We look forward to supporting you on your professional journey.

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Virtual via Zoom

Truth and Reconciliation Day: Allyship in the Classroom

You are invited to join Brittney Townrow from West Point Grey Academy honouring Truth and Reconciliation Day with ISABC colleagues. The session will focus on allyship in the classroom. Brittney will provide personal insights and practical ways for landbased and community engagement in the classroom.


  • Learn from Brittney’s personal experiences and perspectives
  • Glean practical ideas and resources for landbased and community engagement in the classroom
  • Network with other schools and share resources

Friday, October 20th, 2023 | 9:30 – 3:00 PM

Brentwood College School, Vancouver Island

The Collaborative: Inspiring Action in BC Secondary Schools | Full agenda

The program of workshops will model innovative practice by educators and industry as they tackle the complex issue of climate change. Practical examples of teachers building students’ climate literacy and climate action will inspire others who are poised to engage this topic. Participants will actively participate during workshops and leave with new inspiration and new resources for their own climate change education journey.

Highlights of the Day:

  1. Keynote speaker
  2. Project presentations (from curriculum units to system-wide tools) created during the 2022 and 2023 Climate Collaborative for Educators
  3. Innovative BC companies tackling climate change in their unique contexts
  4. Interaction and engagement with other like-minded educators
  5. Opportunity to learn about the Climate Collaborative for Educators (2024) sponsored

Friday, October 20, 2023 | 10:00 – 5:00 PM

Shawnigan Lake School

ISEEN’s 2023 West Coast Regional Expedition

On October 20, 2023, Shawnigan Lake School will host for the 2023 West Coast Regional Expedition organized by ISEEN.

This event offers an opportunity for educators to engage with like-minded individuals in the field of experiential education, fostering an environment for mutual learning and collaboration. Participants will have the chance to partake in a diverse range of experiential activities, contributing to the growth of the ISEEN West Coast Community.

Instructions on booking and additional hotel options are available online.

Friday, November 24th | 9:30 – 3:30 PM

Stratford Hall

DEI In-Person Session

Join us for an upcoming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) session, hosted by Stratford Hall. Be on the lookout for further details and registration information, which will be made available shortly.

Registration coming soon.

Friday, December 8th, 2023 | Timings TBC

St. John’s School

Assessment Workshop – Fall 2023

Prepare for an informative Assessment Workshop session, coming soon. Stay tuned for the latest updates, details, and registration information, which will be published shortly.

This workshop will be an invaluable opportunity to delve into assessment methodologies and best practices – more information is on its way.

Registration coming soon.

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Time & Venue Coming Soon

DEI Black History Month Celebration

Celebrate Black History Month with ISABC. Mark your calendars for our upcoming DEI Black History Month Celebration session, scheduled for January 16th, 2024. Details and registration information will be provided closer to the event date.

Registration coming soon.

Spring 2024

Anti-Racism Workshop

Time & Venue Coming Soon

The ISABC will hold an anti-racism workshop in the spring of 2024. Details and registration information will be provided closer to the event date.

Registration coming soon.

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