During two weeks this past August, over 31 professional development sessions were led by OCSB staff members. More than 700 staff members throughout the district participated in this year’s program. All sessions were directly linked to one or more of the Deep Learning elements, and participants learned tangible skills related to their jobs. “The impact of these sessions has influenced my professional growth and helped me take risks in the classroom,” said Jackie Mason, Teacher at St. Emily School and session participant. The September 26, 2017 Board meeting also offered a preview into the upcoming 2017-2018 Leading and Learning Leading and Learning Journey. This program has been coordinated by OCSB volunteers for the past 20 years, and has been provincially recognized for its success in offering staff, including non-teaching staff, with professional development and personal growth opportunities.