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 BCPVPA's Leadership Standards for Principals and 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 final session of the program revolves around our BC education partners.