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Professional Ethics

Giving Our Profession Permission to Have the Difficult Conversation

Leadership Symposium
May 21, 2022

Leadership Symposium

Hosted by the School of Education

May 21, 2022
​​ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CUI DeNault Auditorium & Virtual

Concordia’s School of Education Leadership Symposium provides fresh insights into the most relevant issues concerning educational leadership. Each half-day symposium features distinguished participants, administrators, and influencers in education who will present best practices across a variety of topics. The symposia are free to attend and open to the public.

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Keynote Speaker 2022

LIVE Session Presented by:


Reyes Gauna

Dr. Troy Hutchings

Senior Policy Advisor for the National Association for the State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification

Troy Hutchings researches, writes and speaks in the areas of professional ethics, educator misconduct, and frameworks for an ethical teaching practice. He presents to various state and national policy and practitioner audiences across the United States and Canada. Hutchings also provides expert witness testimony in judicial hearings; collaborates on policy initiatives with state, federal and provincial agencies; and was the subject matter expert for the Model Code of Ethics for Educators as well as numerous other national resources, projects and initiatives.

Dr. Hutchings is the Senior Policy Advisor for the National Association for the State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). He has a record of full-time teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities at the university level spanning 15 years, and has also served as a high school teacher, administrator and coach in public and private schooling environments for an additional 16 years. In addition, he spent four years conducting research, creating resources and developing thought- leadership capacity in educator ethics for a non-profit educational research and assessment organization.

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Currently Enrolled MAED Students

Students in the MAED: Educational Administration degree program are required to attend 3 symposia and complete an assignment for each as part of their coursework. The 3 symposia are embedded in the Leadership Academy courses (561, 562, 563). Students will be notified when it is time to register.

Contact Us

For more information about the Leadership Symposium, please direct any questions to:

Kathy Mueller

Kathy Mueller
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
(949) 214-3336
[email protected]

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