Summer School

August 25-26, 2022 I University of Regina

SUMA Summer School is back! This exciting and unique two day leadership and governance workshop is geared toward elected officials. It's guaranteed to fill your tool kit with new skills, knowledge, and networks. And as an added bonus, if you're working to complete the Municipal Leadership Development Program, you'll receive a credit for the Municipal Leaders' Roles and Responsibilities module. The next time this module will be offered by SUMA is 2024. 

Unable to attend SUMA Summer School in person? We are also offering a virtual component so you can learn wherever this summer takes you!



There are plenty of people to meet and opportunities to network at SUMA Summer School. Building on the momentum of the 2022 SUMA Convention, SUMA Summer School will provide you with the chance to connect with fellow elected officials.  

Capacity Building

We know "summer school" doesn't sound exciting, but SUMA Summer School will be. Learn from intriguing speakers and participate in exercises that will strengthen your ability to be an effective community leader. 


SUMA Summer School is set to include engaging discussions, interactive classes, and a special reception and dinner. Find the preliminary details below. A detailed agenda will be available soon.  

Wednesday, August 24

  • Virtual orientation 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (virtual only)
  • Welcome and registration 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (in-person only)                         

Thursday, August 25

  • Registration and Breakfast 7:00 a.m. (in-person only)
  • SUMA Summer School 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (virtual and in-person)
  • Reception and dinner at the Atlas Hotel 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (in-person only)

Friday, August 26

  • Breakfast 7:00 a.m. (in-person only)
  • SUMA Summer School 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (virtual and in-person)
Special In-Person Event

As part of Summer School, we are hosting a reception and dinner at the Atlas Hotel on August 25. Following dinner, Jason Young, Director of Education with the Northern Lights School Division, and Georgina Joilibois, Mayor of La Loche, will discuss the impact of the tragedy at La Loche Community School in 2016 and speak about the need for the school divisions, victim services, and the village to work together as part of an emergency response.


Looking for the true university experience? SUMA has arranged for on-campus accommodations at the University of Regina's Wakpá Tower. The rooms consist of a bed, desk, and a private washroom. Accommodations include arrival on Wednesday, August 24 and departure on Friday, August 26.  

If you are looking for accommodations outside of the University of Regina, there is a block of rooms at the Atlas Hotel. Rooms are $134.95 plus taxes and fees. Shuttle service to and from the University of Regina is included. Book by July 29 and quote the code: 082422SSC. Rooms booked at the Atlas after July 29 are subject to a different room rate and may not be eligible for shuttle service. 



Registration for SUMA Summer School is now open! Members who register on or before July 21 will save $100 ($50 for virtual registrations). If you are interested in staying at the University of Regina, select "On Campus Accommodations Required" when registering.

Registration Fees

Early-Bird On or Before July 21, 2022

After July 21, 2022

Member - On Campus Accommodations Required



Member - Accommodations NOT Required



Member - Virtual



Non-Member - On Campus Accommodations Required

Not available


Non-Member - Accommodations NOT Required

Not available


Non-Member - Virtual

Not available


*Non-members include urban municipalities that have not purchased a SUMA membership, and councillors and reeves of rural municipalities.

Each in-person registration includes:

  • Admission to all classes at SUMA Summer School
  • A seat at the reception and dinner on August 25
  • Shuttle service to the Atlas for the reception and dinner
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Accommodations if you select "Accommodations On Campus Required" when registering
  • The opportunity to network with other elected officials

Each virtual registration includes:

  • Online Zoom access to all classes at SUMA Summer School
  • The opportunity to participate live in discussions
  • The chance to network with other elected officials joining classes online

Recordings of classes at SUMA Summer School will be available however, sessions will be interactive and live participation is recommended. Live attendance, either in-person or virtual, is required to receive credit for MLRR.