BCPVPA Short Course I
Inspiring Early Career Leaders

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Short Course I July 2 – 6, 2019 at UBC-Vancouver

2020 Short Course II will take place Monday July 6 – Friday July 10, 2020: registration opens in December 2019.

Developed in partnership with UBC, Short Course I 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 I has been a part of this province’s educational leadership development for more than 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 I, 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 (Ethical Leadership, Relational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, and Organizational Leadership). The concluding session, on Saturday, revolves around our BC education partners.

Ethical Leadership • Instructional Leadership • Relational Leadership
Organizational Leadership • Inspiration to Lead


BCPVPA UBC-O Short Course II
Igniting Mid-Career Leaders

2020 Short Course II will take place Thursday July 2 – Saturday July 4, 2020: registration opens in December 2019.

The intent of Short Course II is to provide a rich, collaborative learning experience for mid-career Principals and Vice-Principals. The 2018-2019 cohort has now concluded and, as demonstrated by the final sharing of reflections and projects, the experience was impactful for the participants.

So that we can best offer the richness of the Summer Summit and follow-up throughout the year, we will schedule the next Short Course II for July 2020 and the program will then take place every two years.

We are excited to come together again with the Planning Committee, facilitators and participants in July 2020, and we hope that many others will join in this individually-focused collaborative learning opportunity.  Watch for details Fall 2019.