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Marked by God: Leadership in Alberta Catholic Schools--"The Head, Heart, & Soul of Catholic Education"
Presented by: Dr. Robert (Bob) Murray--Denton's Edmonton, Very Reverend Fr. Stefano Penna
Thursday, October 03, 2019 | 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday, October 04, 2019 | 7:30 AM - 3:15 PM
Session Location:
Cambridge Red Deer Hotel 3310 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Please join us for professional learning and faith formation on the topic of Catholic educational leadership.  The conference will provide opportunities to network and connect with school leaders from across the province.

Who should attend?

  • School based administrators
  • Central office administrators
  • Senior Leadership

Keynote: Fr. Stefano Penna


Thursday, October 3:

Registration and Gathering--5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Opening Mass--5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Buffet Dinner--6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Conference Opening & Keynote--7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Social--8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday, October 4:

Breakfast--7:30 am to 8:30 am

Opening Liturgy--8:30 am to 8:45 am

Session 1--8:45 am to 10:00 am

Break--10:00 am to 10:30 am

Session 2--10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lunch--12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Session 3--1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Break--1:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Session 4--2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Closing Liturgy--3:00 pm to 3:15 pm


About the Presenter(s):
Very Reverend Fr. Stefano Penna

A priest of the Diocese of Saskatoon Canada since 1986 - 32 blessed years! –   Fr. Stephen Penna is deeply happy to be back in the “holy land” of Saskatchewan. His ministry as an educator, always rooted in parochial life, now is shaped by being the Rector of St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral in the heart of Saskatoon. His dedication to serving Catholic Education continues as he is engaged by Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools in the formation of teachers and administrators and as chaplain to the CCSTA. His ministry and teaching are all informed by having served as Dean of Theology, Vice-President, and director of the Benedict XVI Institute for the New Evangelization at Newman Theological College in Edmonton Alberta. His work with all levels of Catholic Educational institutions on critical issues arising from engaging contemporary culture has led him to travel extensively across North America as lecturer, workshop facilitator, consultant, retreat master, mission preacher and animator of Catholic educational communities. He has graduate degrees from The Toronto School of Theology, the Gregorian University in Rome and Yale University. His particular loves are his nephews and nieces (ten), grand-nephews (four), gardening, and pasta. His greatest joy? Serving the Eucharistic Lord as Priest.


Follow him on Twitter  @frspenna

Dr. Robert (Bob) Murray--Denton's Edmonton

Bob Murray is the Managing Director of Dentons' Government group, focusing on government affairs and public policy. Based in the Firm’s Edmonton office, Bob offers a wealth of experience in business, research, public affairs, and issues and crisis management, allowing him to provide clients with the high-caliber service they need. He advises clients on strategic planning and development, public policy, risk analysis, governance, and government relations in Canada and internationally.

Bob holds a series of prestigious fellowships and affiliations including a Senior Fellowship to the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s emerging Foreign Policy Centre; Senior Fellowship at the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies; a Research Fellowship at the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies; and a Research Fellowship at the University of Alberta’s European Union Centre for Excellence.

Prior to joining Dentons, Bob held senior-level positions in a Canadian public policy think-tank and in education policy, and served as a faculty member at both the University of Alberta and Brock University. He has published a number of books, volumes, journal articles and op eds on various issues of public policy and politics, and is a frequent media commentator for local, provincial, national and international media.

Cancellation Policy:

No refunds will be provided after Friday, September 13, 2019.

Any questions regarding the event should be addressed to executive.director@ccssa.ca 

Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: October 01, 2019
Cost: $225.00
Focus(es): Leadership
Grade Level(s):
Audience: Leadership, Administrators
Special Notes: Early bird price of $195 will be in effect until June 30, 2019; afterwards cost will be $225
Marked by God