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Farewell R oy Seidler is retiring as the Executive Director of MASBO after eight exciting and memorable years. Prior to joining the Association in 2008, Roy was the Superintendent of the Seine River School Division where he was well known and respected as an accomplished educational leader and mentor. As a past president of MASS (Manitoba Association of School Superintendents), Roy developed a reputation as a lifelong learner. He hosted many workshops to various organizations and educational partners on leadership and team building. MASBO News caught up with Roy to discuss his MASBO experience and plans for the future. MN: What were your perceptions about MASBO when you applied for the ED position? RS: I saw MASBO as a learning community, an organization prepared to up its game as a key education partner in Manitoba and wanting to be more engaged in providing professional development to its members. After my retirement at Seine River, I wanted to continue to be active in the education community and I saw the MASBO opportunity as being in line with my interests, goals and objectives. MN: Any surprises as MASBO ED? RS: No surprises really. A better impression would be affirmation. The positive direction MASBO as an association has taken affirms my earlier comment that MASBO is a learning community. I thought ROY! we bring to the table is respected and does make a difference. In my opinion, MASBO is not a lobby group. Our influence is of a private nature on the external committees we serve on. MASBO members must continue to see themselves as participants in a learning community and as having a critical role in education. And, first and foremost, MASBO must continue to provide service to its members. I would be ED for a three-to-fiveyear period, but I enjoyed my work and involvement with the Association so much that I lasted eight years. The only stress I experienced was the positive stress I put on myself to serve the deserving MASBO membership. During my eight-year term as ED of MASBO, I can say honestly that I did not have one single negative inter-personal reaction with anyone. MN: What suggestions or advice do you have for the Association? RS: Continue to be open to new ideas and opportunities to participate on initiatives with our educational partners. Our input is being solicited and although an issue may not seem to involve the business aspects of education, the experience, perspective and knowledge 15 * MASBO NEWS 2016 MN: Greatest enjoyment as our ED? RS: I have enjoyed seeing our association grow in stature; I value the strong interpersonal relationships I have developed. I will miss the stimulation of working with professionals. While I will miss the MASBO community, I am sure that I will continue to enjoy the many personal friendships I have developed. MN: What are your future plans? RS: I will continue to work in my consulting practice with ROAR Leadership Consultants. Golf, of course! And I want to travel more often and for longer periods of time. MN: Roy, on behalf of the MASBO membership, thank you for your eight years of commitment and significant contribution to the Association. We have enjoyed your vision, wisdom and energy and wish you the very best in all your future endeavours! ■

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MASBO News - 2016

MASBO 2015–2016 Executive
2015–2016 Committees
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
Honourary/Life Members
Pre-Conference Workshop
MASBO’s 3 “Cs”: Collaboration – Culture – Climate
Establishing Cultures of Trust
MASBO Welcomes New Executive Members
Tom’s Next Chapter
Farewell, Roy!
“We Are Canadians” The Evolution of the Canadian School Business Officials’ Leadership Group
MASBO “PAL” Program – Supporting a Positive Organizational Culture
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba New Rate Model
School Divisions Form Co-operative to Share CIMS Software and Hardware
Fundamentals of Investigation
Facilities Management
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers

MASBO News - 2016