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Catholic Leadership Development Program

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Why Catholic Leadership at ALCDSB​

We believe investing in the development of high-quality leadership is an integral component to the continued excellence of Catholic Education and the success of our students. 

The Catholic Leadership Development Program is a two-part program for ALCDSB staff that supports student achievement and well-being by fostering the growth of passionate and skilled leaders in our Catholic learning communities and across our system. ​​

​About the Program
Part 1 and Part 2 of the Aspiring Catholic Leadership Program consists of six modules each. They are offered in a blended-learning format annually between October and May and designed to support participants in their professional and personal leadership journey.

Part 1 of Aspiring Catholic Leadership
Part 1 provides an opportunity for future school and system leaders to grow their leadership capacity through discussion, reflection, and discernment of their own leadership potential. Participants will reflect on vision, values, influence, and motivation within the context of Catholic education and leadership at ALCDSB through an exploration of the Personal Leadership Resources from the Ontario Leadership Framework.       

Part 2 of Aspiring Catholic Leadership
Part 2 builds on foundational principles of leadership as explored in Part 1. In this session, course participants will focus on the Core Leadership Capacities that empower School Level Leadership practices in the Catholic Leadership Framework:
  1. ​Building Relationships and Developing People
  2. Setting Direction
  3. Developing the Organization to Support Desired Practices
  4. Improving the Instructional Program and
  5. Securing Accountability
Sessions will incorporate guiding questions, case studies, reflection, and both large and small group discussion

2023-24 Program Dates and Enrolment
​​Aspiring Catholic Leadership Parts 1 and 2 will begin in October 2023.

The deadline to apply for the October start date for Part 1 and Part 2 is Friday, October 13, 2023. β€‹
Classes run from 5:00-7:00 pm.

Part 1:
Tuesday, November 7
Tuesday, December 5
Wednesday, January 24 (online)
Wednesday, February 21 (online)
Tuesday, April 2
Tuesday, May 7

Part 2:
Tuesday, October 17
Tuesday, November 21
Tuesday, January 30 (online)
Monday, February 12 (online)
Tuesday, April 16
Wednesday, May 15

To enroll, sign into the Portal -> Apply to Education -> Click on "PD & Event" -> Click on Aspiring Catholic Leadership - Part 1 or Part 2

Links and Resources

For more details about the courses and the ALCDSB Catholic Leadership Development program, click here to access the on the link to the information booklet below. For additional information and resources related to the ALCDSB Catholic Leadership Development Program , visit the resources below.​