The Vice-Principals’ Academy




Date:  TBD (Last Held Wednesday evenings – August/October 2021)

The Vice-Principals’ Academy is a six-part professional learning experience for a small number (limited to 7 per session) of current vice-principals who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge base in various areas set out in the Ontario Leadership Framework for both principals and vice-principals.  It is designed to help participants in their current role and to prepare them for the next one.

The program is delivered virtually and includes five two-hour sessions scheduled over five consecutive weeks from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. followed by a sixth session for individualized debriefing.  The in-class portion is built around three sessions on cases studies, one leaderless group exercise and one in-basket exercise.  Participants will be given detailed feedback throughout the sessions and a final report which includes suggestions for professional growth and development.

What’s In It for You?

In addition to the obvious networking that will take place with this interactive program, you will be able to participate freely and openly with colleagues from other districts in Ontario.  (No session will include more than one person from a single district for reasons of privacy and professional comfort.)  You will enlarge your understanding of dealing with common problems, see yourself as others see you through both the debriefings and the videos of the session and practise problem solving in a made-in Ontario in basket exercise which will be of considerable help in preparing for a competition.

Finally, you will have the added advantage of receiving feedback on your performance from skilled Bendel personnel (all experienced superintendents, principals or vice-principals) which will allow you to identify areas of strength you already demonstrate and areas for possible improvement.  In addition to assisting you in your current responsibilities, the Academy will help you prepare for the next part of your journey in your district and province.

Cost:  Discounted for the initial October launch and consists of:

  1. Six sessions
  2. Access to video recording links for self analysis
  3. An oral and written final report

Tax Receipt:  As a registered company, Bendel Services will provide you with a receipt for your payment which may be used for income tax purposes.



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