Leadership Development: Board Leadership Development Strategy

Board Leadership Development Strategy

As part of the Ontario Leadership Strategy (OLS), each district in the province is provided with funding and support to develop and implement a Board Leadership Development Strategy (BLDS). The goals of the BLDS mirror the goals of the OLS – that is, to:

  • attract the right people to leadership roles;
  • develop personal leadership resources in individuals and promote effective leadership practices in order to have the greatest possible impact on student achievement and well-being; and
  • develop leadership capacity and coherence in organizations to strengthen their ability to deliver on education priorities.

The ministry provides Ontario Leadership Strategy funding annually to support districts in further reflecting and making adjustments to BLDS plans that support a leadership for learning mindset and culture. Plans must also take into account the leadership practices and personal leadership resources of the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF), as they apply to all staff in their organization. District leadership development work can be further supported by the System Improvement Learning Cycle (SILC) process to collaboratively engage and reflect with district teams on their BIPSA work.