2024 - The BCPVPA team, with the collaboration of our members and sector experts, is in the process of developing revised Leadership Competencies that will help to guide our members and other educational leaders in their work. Stay tuned for more information.

Established in 2007, the BCPVPA Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC is a guide to hold student and adult development, engagement, and learning central to all leadership practices. The publication has been recognized by BC educational leaders and partners including the province's Ministry of Education, and it has received international recognition as a comprehensive and practical guide to educational leadership in British Columbia.

The purpose of establishing Leadership Standards is to foster continuous professional learning and development in working towards effective leadership. The document is not intended as an instrument of evaluation or to be prescriptive in nature, but rather to be used as a guide and resource to support each individual Principal or Vice-Principal in identifying and reflecting on their own learning needs.

Download the BCPVPA Leadership Standards 

Download the BCPVPA Leadership Standards Workbook 

La version française des Standards de leadership pour les directions et les directions adjointes de la Colombie-Britannique (révisés en 2019) est maintenant disponible:

Téléchargez votre copie des Standards de leadership de la BCPVPA 

Téléchargez votre copie du Cahier de travail des Standards de leadership de la BCPVPA


The BC Principals' & Vice-Principals' Association is a voluntary professional association representing school leaders employed as Principals and Vice-Principals in BC's public education system. We provide our members with the professional services and supports they need to provide exemplary leadership in public education.

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