MASBO News - 2016 - (Page 15)
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
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
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
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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
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
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
MASBO’s 3 “Cs”: Collaboration – Culture – Climate
Establishing Cultures of Trust
MASBO Welcomes New Executive Members
Tom’s Next Chapter
“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
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
MASBO News - 2016