March 30, 2020: In the best interest of our members and staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the BCPVPA will be rescheduling, postponing and cancelling upcoming professional learning events. Please watch for updates.

Please download the full list of program updates

Professional Learning and Development at the BCPVPA involves initiatives and objectives to build capacity and leadership for principals and vice-principals. The combined work of the BCPVPA staff, its Professional Development and Development representatives and committee members determine the most effective ways to deliver these initiatives.

The BCPVPA Professional Learning and Development team has developed a wide-ranging group of workshops which run from 90 minutes to two half-days and full days. The workshops directly support the BCPVPA Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in British Columbia and augment quality leadership.


Jessica Antosz
604.877.5386
Director of Professional Learning & Development
Elizabeth Bell
604.877.5384
Director of Professional Learning & Development

Find out  about our courses

BCPVPA Short Course I & II
– these programs are postponed to July 2021

BCPVPA Leading a Culture of Learning 1 & 2
– these programs are postponed to Fall 2020, and to the 2020 / 2021 school year

Registration for 2020/2021 Leading a Culture of Learning – Level 1 & 2 is now open with optimism

Find out more about the 2020/2021 LCL 1 & 2

Register LCL 1

Register LCL 2


Find out about our annual events

BCPVPA Issues Forum

Every February – next event February 2021

The annual BCPVPA Issues Forum is an opportunity for BCPVPA members and friends to share ideas and gather new learning.

Find out more

BCPVPA Connecting Leaders

This annual regional leadership conference brings together association members from across the province to discuss current themes in education and leadership, and to learn from each other. The conference strands – Inclusion, Resilience, Leadership, Change, and Wellness – are woven through the conference content.

2020 BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference
Next Event: October 22 and 23, 2020
Virtual format in 2020 – Watch for update!


Find out about our special events

Targeted Feedback Institute
Originally scheduled for May 7 and 8, 2020
– this event has been cancelled

Leading the Way: Women in Leadership Luncheon
Postponed to 2021 – Watch for update!


Find out about our publications

The BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide is available for your online reference here

A revised version is planned for Fall 2019/Winter 2020


Professional Learning and Development Chapter Reps Collaborate and Learn

BCPVPA PLD Chapter reps representing 55 school districts gather in Richmond annually to share and learn together. Professional Learning and Development is a key educational focus at school, chapter, district, regional and provincial levels and once a year, the BCPVPA provides the opportunity for chapter representatives to enrich networks face to face.


The BCPVPA Indigenous Leadership Advisory Committee

The BCPVPA Indigenous Leadership Advisory Committee advises the Board of Directors regarding the ways in which the BCPVPA can serve members by supporting effective leadership in Indigenous education through representation, advocacy and Indigenous leadership development.

Read the Spring 2019 Adminfo article: Indigenized Leadership


Contact the team:
Jessica Antosz, Director
Elizabeth Bell, Director

For assistance with event registration, contact
Amorie Kruger