The Ontario Supervisory Officer Executive Leadership program

A comprehensive four module executive leadership development program, designed to encompass leadership practices important in senior district-wide roles common to all supervisory officers, as well as role-specific issues for business, human resources and curriculum/operations supervisory officers. Participants will regularly reflect upon the concepts presented as they relate to the practices and personal learning resources articulated in the Ontario Leadership Framework.

The Learning Partnership has successfully delivered eight series of this Executive Leadership program in collaboration with the Rotman School of Management since 2007. This ninth series of the program represents a renewal that has been undertaken with Supervisory Officers across the province to best meet the needs of today’s senior leaders in education. The reset of the program has also been undertaken with the Rotman Executive Programs staff, the Ministry of Education and the Academic Director for the program, Nouman Ashraf.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for individuals or groups with at least one year of experience in an Ontario Supervisory Officer or equivalent business management position.

As key leaders in the executive ranks of district school boards, Supervisory Officers must:

  • Develop their personal leadership resources in order to promote effective leadership practices that will have the greatest impact on student achievement and well-being
  • Interpret the operational implications of ministry of education and school district education strategy through leading and managing a coherent drive for district wide education improvement
  • As system-wide leaders, have the capacity to capture the minds and hearts of all the diverse interests in their communities
  • Recognize and embrace the necessary innovations, system and personal changes fundamental to achieving education improvement
  • Be attuned to the high level of transparency and accountability demanded of public sector institutions
  • Exercise the financial and human resource management skills to successfully perform in complex public sector enterprises
  • Develop leadership capacity and coherence in organizations in order to strengthen their ability to deliver on education priorities

Program objective

  • Introduce new perspectives on leadership drawn from current research and professional practice in education, business and the private sector
  • Enhance the leadership capacity of participants to achieve excellence in public education that is consistent with the goals of the Ontario Leadership Strategy
  • Identify one or more problems of practice and, through collaborations with presenters and co-participants, gain new insights into district-wide education improvement and innovation
  • Incorporate professional learning protocols that provide opportunities to consider how the personal leadership resources have an impact on the successful enactment of leadership practices
  • Orchestrate reflection and learning-focused conversations that centre on applying new insights about leadership practice to individual and unique district contexts
  • Focus on innovation in leadership development methods that will enhance organizational improvement

For more information, contact:

Rod Thompson
Director of Executive Leadership Programs
416 440 5108
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