Education Leaders: Nurturing Sustainable Leadership
The Education Leaders: Nurturing Sustainable Leadership fellowship program is a self-directed, facilitator-supported learning process for experienced education professionals interested in innovative, strategic, and effective school leadership in elementary, secondary, and college learning environments.
This Professional Learning Fellowship (PLF) draws from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s (OISE) evidence-based Ontario Leadership Framework, introduced in 2006 by Professor Kenneth Leithwood, and is focused on enhancing and supporting the practices of successful education leaders.
While working on your own professional inquiry, you’ll explore the development of processes and tools that can be used by education leaders to address existing challenges, implement effective solutions, lead strategic school improvement initiatives, and support students and colleagues to create environments where learning thrives.
Our PLF experience is a flexible, adult learning structure with an inquiry-orientation. You’ll be supported by an experienced process facilitator, and experts-in-residence, to enhance your professional agency and build your capacity as an education leader.
What you'll Achieve
Develop a leadership roadmap, action plan, strategies, and resources to inform processes related to your education leadership role.
Upon successful completion of the PLF, you’ll be able to:
- Create an implementation framework for your school leadership philosophy or style.
- Evaluate communication, and manage feedback related to a shared vision, goals, and performance expectations.
- Build and model productive relationships with students and families, staff and teacher federation representatives, and the broader community.
- Leverage educational partners, resources, and staff in developing a collaborative, supportive and safe school culture.
- Formulate, measure, and report on performance indicators to effectively track deliverables, timelines, and budgets.
- Cultivate a growth and innovation mindset in your school that supports staff professional development, achievement, and capacity.
- Create and implement, assess and evaluate, and support and improve instructional strategies and curriculum.
- Integrate social justice and anti-racism to all facets of school leadership, team dynamics, growth, supervision, evaluation, design, and implementation.
Online (asynchronous and synchronous elements)
Under 20 Fellows
7-9 hours per week (125 hours total)
$3,985 (HST Exempt)
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Other Courses in this Program
Learn how to create meaningful relationships within your community that will help build effective, innovative learning environments that support student and staff success.
Explore the important role you’ll play in leading your school’s vision and mission, and its organization, operation and resource allocation.