Course Description

In this course, superintendents and potential superintendents will explore the seven competencies and indicators set out by Alberta Learning as required expectations to meet the Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard. Instructors of this non-credit course are experienced senior education leaders. 

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Summarize the steps for developing positive and productive relationships with members of the school division and the local community.
  • Develop a personal plan for career-long professional learning that includes ongoing critical reflection and research-informed practices to enhance leadership, teaching and learning.
  • Discuss strategies for establishing and implementing a shared vision of student success with the school division.
  • Design a learning culture for the school division that promotes ongoing critical reflection on practice, shared responsibility for student success, and continuous improvement.
  • Identify structures and resources that support the school division in acquiring and applying foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all students.
  • Examine the processes that contribute to the effective management of operations and resources in the interests of all students and in alignment with the school authority’s goals and priorities.
  • Investigate the topic of effective governance, including how to provide the elected board with the support and information needed to fulfil its purpose, as identified in the Education Act and other provincial legislation.


This program is intended for principals aspiring to or in new leadership roles.


Students must have a Permanent Professional Teaching Certificate and have completed the Leadership Quality Standards.
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Jan 30, 2024 to Mar 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $699.00
Reading List / Textbook
All course materials are included.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Please note there are mandatory live sessions included in this course.

The live sessions will be held online in real time on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM MT for the duration of the course (14 sessions total).

There will also be an optional guest presentation by ASBA (Alberta School Board Association) Date and Time TBD. Students are encouraged to attend.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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