Supporting your growth as an educational leaderLeadership Development
The experiences of our leaders over years of service are invaluable resources for future leaders. We know that we need a vehicle to transport this information to the next generation of leaders. We hope to see experienced administrators serving new leaders by developing intentional relationships that guide toward faithful, competent and servant-based leadership in our schools.
Learning occurs through many different methods, but perhaps one of the greatest methods for learning about leadership is through relationships. There is great value in studying materials together. We have a list of leadership books and we suggest our participants will choose one to three books to study together and discuss the implications of their learning. Part of the relationship will be a chance to collaborate on projects which are ongoing in each other’s schools. Finally, we hope for transformation in both directions as we utilize our gifts to exchange wisdom and build stronger Christian schools in the process.
The mentorship program is made up of four strategic parts – serve, learn, collaborate and transform. In a nutshell, the plan for the program consists of:
- establishing learning targets in the application process
- regular SKYPE or coffee shop half-hour meetings as it best fits the partners’ schedules
- two separate one-day visits to the mentor and mentee’s schools for shadowing
- one to three books selected from the CPABC leadership book list to be read and be discussed together,
- one CPABC spring conference to be attended together where the partners spend some intentional time together
- a reflection report to be submitted (just a few paragraphs) for the CPABC newsletter or a presentation made at a spring conference so that the membership can see the impact of these relationships
- an online evaluation of the program to be completed at the end of the program
This program is in collaboration with the Society of Christian Schools in BC.
CPABC / SCSBC
The experiences of our leaders over years of service are invaluable resources for future leaders. Through this program, seasoned administrators can serve new leaders by developing intentional relationships that guide toward faithful, competent and servant-based leadership in our schools.
The purpose of the CPABC/SCSBC Leadership Certificate is to encourage ongoing professional development in the area of Christian educational leadership. Leadership development is a journey that does not end with the earning of a degree, but rather is an ongoing activity of deepening ones understanding of self, the role of a leader in serving schools, and knowledge of leadership and educational issues.
The certificates are granted at two levels. The Interim Certificate is for those who have administrative experience along with leadership training. The Professional Certificate is awarded at the completion of the approved program of four courses in educational leadership. To encourage further professional growth, the Professional Certificate needs to be renewed every three years. Deadline for application or renewal is March 15 of each year.