BCSTA AGMs provide a great forum for us as trustees to connect, learn and develop not only as trustees, but also as citizens.
The theme of this AGM is Influence to Action: Trustees engaging Communities. We have learned about Dave Meslin and how he operates as a Community Catalyst (You have to see his TEDx talk http://www.tedxtoronto.com/speakers/dave-meslin/ )
Dave encourages us to use all means possible to engage and reach our constituents; market our community consultations in fun and innovative manners, and really listen.
There is some great debate and rich discussions happening on the floor, and throughout the halls. I have really appreciated the additional time and opportunity spent with my own board as we have discussed proposed resolutions and the workshops attended.