MASBO News - 2016 - (Page 6)

Message from the MASBO President I Gaylene Schroeder-Nishimura, MASBO President It is through the collaborative work of our organizations that we continue to reach for excellence. t is very fitting that MASBO's 2016 Conference theme explores the 3 Cs: Collaboration - Culture - Climate, as this definitely describes my experience as we progress through the 2015-16 school year. As President of MASBO I have been fortunate to meet with our educational partners who all share the same goal of providing equitable, accessible, and quality education. It is through the collaborative work of our organizations that we continue to reach for excellence. This has been another active year for our association attending numerous meetings and events, and participating on many committees. A number of our members have embraced the opportunity to organize the 9th Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference in Winnipeg. Every two years, a province takes its turn hosting this national event and in April 2016 Manitoba members will showcase our talents. The conference theme of "Driving Education" is indicative of the passion of our members and the commitment to excellence in their field. The Minister of Education & Advanced Learning established a Task Force on Special Needs Funding in March 2015 in response to concerns from parents, school divisions, MASBO, and our partner organizations. MASBO was invited to participate on the Task Force and an executive member provided our voice. In November 2015 the recommendations of the Task Force were accepted by the Minister. These are just a few examples of the important work of our organization this year, with successes achieved through collaboration with our members and partners. The opportunities that allow us to contribute continually reinforces that our voice is heard and respected. Our work in the areas of Business and Operations is continually changing as we respond to new legislation, societal needs and demographic transitions. MASBO supports our membership through these changes by providing relevant professional development and the opportunity for our members to come together to network, share best practises, and discuss the mutual issues affecting their divisions. We are grateful to the PD Committee members for their commitment and care in coordinating these events. The MASBO organization will also see change this year with the transitioning (not retirement) of our Executive Director Roy Seidler. Roy's departure will mark the end of eight dedicated years of providing strong leadership, advocacy, and building relationships. We are indebted to his vision and commitment to serving MASBO and thank him for his contributions. Thank you to Michelle and the MASBO Executive for your thoughtful work and continued commitment to education in our province. I am honoured to have the opportunity and privilege to serve our organization alongside you, and am thankful for your support. I wish all MASBO members a successful 2016 and look forward to seeing you at our June Conference! ■ 6 * Read this issue online at

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