The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) is a voluntary professional association representing 5,800 practising school leaders in elementary and secondary schools across Ontario, Canada. We believe that exemplary leadership results in outstanding schools and improved student achievement. We foster quality leadership through world-class professional services and supports, striving to continuously achieve “quality leadership – our principal product.”
Why Ontario Principals’ Council?
- One of the world’s few voluntary organizations whose membership includes 5,800 school leaders from K – 12 schools.
- Dedicated to the belief that exemplary student-centred leadership results in outstanding schools and improved student achievement. It fosters quality leadership through world-class professional services and supports, striving to continuously achieve “quality leadership – our principal product.”
- Internationally recognized for its training programs and commitment to student achievement.
- ISO 9001 compliant in “the design and delivery of professional development programs and the provision of member support services.”
- Ontario students consistently achieve high scores in international standard tests, such as PISA (the Programme for International Student Assessment).
- Ontario is a leader in the delivery of online secondary education.
- Ontario is Canada’s largest and most populated province with 72 school boards. In 2013, more than two million students were enrolled in Ontario’s K – 12 schools.
Why International School Leadership?
- A subsidiary of the Ontario Principals’ Council that builds on OPC’s standard of excellence and international reputation for leadership.
- Founded on evidence-based research that shows conclusively the impact school leaders have on student achievement: Effective school leadership realizes higher student achievement scores.
- Driven by a highly-educated and dedicated team of experienced educational leaders who have consistently demonstrated excellence in the delivery of student-centred leadership training in Ontario and around the world.
- Guided by four principles proven to produce progressive results: local ownership, participator development, adult learning best practices, and the use of technology to enhance learning opportunities.
- Programs and resources are authored and delivered by exemplary school leaders, who have been trained and certified in Ontario.
- Utilizes the state-of-the-art learning management system for online delivery.