Leadership Matters (PowerPoint presentation)

Leadership Matters!
• Provincial
• District
• School
Understanding Ontario’s
Leadership Framework
• Ontario Leadership Strategy (OLS) 2008
• Board Leadership Development Strategy (BLDS)
• Ontario Ministry Leadership Framework (OLF)
Ontario Leadership Strategy
Launched in 2008, the OLS is a comprehensive
plan of action designed to support student
achievement and well-being through a coordinated
and strategic approach to leadership development,
based on research and consultation with education
Board Leadership Development
Strategy (BLDS)
As part of the OLS, each district in the province is
provided with funding and support to develop and
implement a Board Leadership Development
Goals of the OLS and BLDS
• Attract the right people to leadership roles
• Develop personal leadership resources in
individuals and promote effective leadership
• Develop leadership capacity and coherence in
organizations to strengthen their ability to deliver
on education priorities
The Ontario Leadership
Framework (OLF)
The OLF, first set out in 2006, provides the
foundation for all aspects of the Ontario
Leadership Strategy (OLS).
It describes what good leadership looks like,
identifies successful practices, and includes a
critical number of Personal Leadership Resources
(leadership traits and dispositions), that have been
found to increase the effectiveness of leadership
Key Components of the OLF
• School-level Leadership Practices
• The K-12 School Effectiveness Framework
• District Effectiveness Framework (DEF)
• System-level Leadership Practices
• Personal Leadership Resources
• 5 Core Leadership Capacities
Goals of the OLF
To provide a robust research foundation on which
to base the elements of the OLS.
To help ensure that leadership practices and
personal resources support the key goals of
improving student achievement and well-being.
To provide a common language and
understanding for leaders to engage in discussions
about effective practice.
OCDSB Perspective
OCDSB Leadership Narrative
Leadership is exemplified by people who are able to impact
those around them in a positive way. Our leaders are
energetic, empathetic, motivated, trustworthy,
knowledgeable, and good communicators. Our leaders
share a common vision in their commitment to all students.
Our leaders understand that their role is one of support.
They lead by example, they seek input, and they listen. As
an organization, we encourage and foster these qualities.
In challenging and prosperous times, we are defined by the
relationships we build.
OCDSB Guiding Principles of
Creative Leadership
Each individual has unique capacities and
ideas that need to be recognized and tapped
OCDSB Guiding Principles of
Creative Leadership
By harnessing these individual capacities,
the organization will be enriched and
OCDSB Guiding Principles of
Creative Leadership
The culminating effect will be to achieve a
culture of engagement in which people feel
valued and where learning is ongoing.
OCDSB Guiding Principles of
Creative Leadership
This learning context will provide the optimal
conditions in which we can reach and teach
all the children in our care, enabling them to
become successful global, digital citizens
with strong critical and creative thinking
skills and an appreciation for diversity.
Conditions for Healthy and Creative
Individuals and Organizations
• A safe and positive
• Time to create
• Autonomy and empowerment
• Respecting and trusting culture
• Open communication,
feedback, and recognition
• Having the necessary
supported by professional
• Encourage leadership at every
• A purposeful environment
• Teamwork and collaboration
• Passion
School and Parent Partnership
Role of Principal
• Important source of information
• Receive and respond to school council
• Attend school council meetings
• Ensure a school council is in place
• Communicate to community
• Keep record of meeting minutes and financial
School Council Involvement
Developing a school profile
School Improvement Planning
Principal Profile
School Events
Principal/School Council
Relationship: Tips for both
principals and school councils
Communicate Often
Align Goals
Put Students First
Be a Good Listener
Stay Organized
Have a Positive
• Help With Rumor
• Know the School
• Understand Policies
• Be Visible
• Respect Roles
• Show You Care