Organizational Leadership: Developing and Implementing a Shared School Vision

Explore the important role you'll play in leading your school/organization's vision and mission, with a focus on operations, resource allocation and organization.

Learn strategies for improving the efficiency and equity of schooling, including goal setting, resource management, progress tracking and measurement, as well as influencing the motivations and capacity of your teachers and school/organization staff. Through discussions and case scenarios, and by adding to your portfolio and personal resource archive, you’ll develop skills and expertise that will enable you to build and implement a sustainable and effective school leadership model.

Who Should Attend?

  • OCT Certified Educators who aspire to transition into a school leadership role (e.g., Vice-Principal, Principal) and meet the Ontario College of Teachers requirement for the Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) Part I.
  • Education Professionals (Non-OCT), such as Domestic and International Teachers, Administrators, aspiring Principals, School Leaders, Teacher-Leaders and Governance Members in International Schools who are looking to explore and develop the skills, knowledge, resources, and competencies of effective and adaptive leadership within the K-16 space.

Learning Outcomes

Learners who successfully complete the course will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Explore current research and theories of educational leadership (e.g., Ontario Leadership Framework for Principals and Vice-Principals).
  • Develop an understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, identity, power, privilege, oppression, intersectionality, anti-racism and recognize their impact on school leadership.
  • Explore, identify, and articulate a personal leadership vision/style as principal-leader-educator-manager.
  • Examine and adapt strategies to support collaboration in the design and implementation of key school decisions and policies to build and maintain a strong culture of organizational improvement.
  • Identify reflective, monitoring, and supervisory practices that foster innovation, professional relationships, and capacity building.


The course requires access to a computer, camera, headphones/speakers, microphone and highspeed internet to access the OISE course environment, and other websites and resources as required.

Please note: Effective January 2011, OISE MEd students in the Educational Leadership & Policy program who have successfully completed their Principal's Qualification Program (PQP) from OISE may use these as electives LHA1060 and/or LHA1061. Students wishing to pursue this optional route to fulfill one of the program requirements will be required to obtain the approval of Dr. Anna Katyn Chmielewski, Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership & Policy. Admission into the Principal's Qualification Program (PQP) is separate from the graduate program and is contingent upon the approval of the Executive Director, OISE Continuing & Professional Learning unit. For more information about the Educational Leadership & Policy program, formerly Educational Administration program, please refer to the OISE Bulletin. 


Completion of course 1, Shared Leadership: Building Relationships and Engaging Communities

Shared Leadership: Building Relationships and Engaging Communities (Mandatory)


OCT Certified Educators: Course 2 of 3 towards the Principal’s Qualification, Part 1. 

Education Professionals (Non-OCT): Course 2 of 3 towards the OISE CPL Certificate of Completion.

Program Outcome for OCT Certified Educators 

Program Outcome for Education Professionals (Non-OCT)

Upon completion of Phase One – Education Leaders: Building the Foundations of Leadership 3-course pack:

Additional Qualification: Principal’s Qualification Program, Part 1. 

This will be reflected on your OCT Certificate of Qualifications.

Upon completion of Phase One – Education Leaders: Building the Foundations of Leadership 3-course pack:

OISE CPL Certificate of Completion from the University of Toronto.


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Course can be applied towards

Education Leaders Program: Phase 1