Register: BCPVPA Short Course 1
July 3 to 7 at UBC-Vancouver

Developed in partnership with UBC, Short Course is an intensive, one-week (44 scheduled contact hours) program designed to provide new school leaders with an opportunity to hone the skills necessary for success in their new roles.

Short Course has been a part of this province’s educational leadership development for 40 years. The course work contains a blend of research and practical application that creates an essential understanding of what principals and vice-principals need to know and how to accomplish it.

Each year experienced principals and superintendents work together to plan Short Course, deliver the sessions, and facilitate the small group learning. Participants are immersed in the realities of school administration and given the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed in their new roles. Throughout the week participants have daily opportunity to reflect on their learning and set action plans for the year ahead.

The program is based on the Leadership Standards for Principals & Vice-Principals in British Columbia. Each day of the program focuses on one of the four Domains of the Standards (Moral Stewardship, Relational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, and Organizational Leadership). The concluding session, on Saturday, revolves around our BC education partners.

Moral Stewardship • Instructional Leadership • Relational Leadership
Organizational Leadership • Inspiration to Lead


Register: BCPVPA UBC-O Short Course 2
July 10 to 13 at UBC-Okanagan

The BCPVPA will launch Short Course 2 in July 2018. Developed in partnership with UBC Okanagan, the program will be based on an inquiry approach to a leadership challenge. We anticipate 75 experienced administrators will participate in the inaugural program. Support will be provided to participants, in triads, for a full year following the Course.

Engage with these thought Leaders at Short Course II

David Istance Senior analyst in the OECD’s Education and Skill Directorate; Centre for Educational Research and Innovation – project Innovation Learning Environments. David has written extensively on learning, innovation and futures and will undoubtedly provoke our thinking and learning.

Amelia Peterson Currently studying in the PhD in Education program at Harvard University, Amelia is an Inequality and Social Policy Fellow. She is also an Associate at Innovation Unit, a social enterprise based in London, UK that works on public system transformation in education, health and social services. For several years she has been a researcher for the Global Education Leaders’ Partnership. Amelia’s global research will push our understanding of the learning context.

David Weiss (via Skype) Leads innovative consulting and training projects that generate strategy, innovation, and leadership solutions for leaders throughout North America and Europe. David will motivate us to develop as innovative thinkers and leaders of innovation.