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CPCO Principal’s Qualification Program

Did you know that Catholic Principals’ Council Ontario (CPCO) is a provider of the Principal’s Qualification Program? CPCO PQP courses are offered throughout the calendar year, and the CDSBEO is pleased to announce a partnership with CPCO to offer PQP Part 1 in the fall of 2023!

CPCO Principal’s Qualification Program is developed and delivered by practising Principals and designed to prepare candidates for the Principal’s role in Ontario Catholic schools. Based on the Ontario College of Teachers guidelines, the course is current, practical and intellectually challenging.

Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario is committed to offering a program that is:

  • Fully integrated with gospel values, church teaching, and the spiritual formation of the Catholic school leader of the highest professional standard
  • Designed to assist candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and values to ensure their effectiveness as school leaders within the culture of their Catholic or public school boards and communities
  • Current, meaningful, practical, and rigorous
  • Based upon the standards of practice for the teaching profession, the ethical standards for the teaching profession, the professional learning framework for the teaching profession and the current Ontario College of Teachers Principal’s Qualification Guideline
  • Developed by practising Principals and other educational experts

Part 1 consists of 65 hours of class time, 35 hours of a distance education component and 25 hours of independent study. During Part 1 candidates complete a Leadership Practicum proposal.

Click here to learn more about the program and to register.

Register by September 7, 2023.

CDSBEO PQP Part 1 – Fall 2023 Schedule:

September 21 (Face-to-Face)
September 28 (Virtual via Teams)
September 30 (Face-to-Face)
October 5 (Face-to-Face)
October 12 (Virtual via Teams)
October 19 (Face-to-Face)
October 26 (Virtual via Teams)
October 28 (Face-to-Face)
November 2 (Virtual via Teams)
November 9 (Virtual via Teams)
November 11 (Face-to-Face)
November 18 (Virtual via Teams)
November 25 (Face-to-Face)

Thursdays: 5 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Nancy McIntyre and Erin Merkley

Face-to-Face Location
CDSBEO Kemptville Board Office, 2755 Highway 43

Subsidy Opportunity Available:

CPCO, together with OPC and ADFO, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is offering a limited number of subsidies for eligible candidates for this AQ program. Click here for details on the subsidy.

In addition, the CDSBEO offers a $250 subsidy for CDSBEO staff and OECTA offers a $400 subsidy for its members upon completion of the program.

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