The start of the 2017-18 school year is the perfect time for school trustees and those thinking of running for office in the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections to explore our series of professional development modules at http://modules.ontarioschooltrustees.org.
The 19 professional development modules were recently updated in 2015, in partnership with the other three trustee/school board associations, and are part of our ongoing priority to build leadership capacity among trustees. The initiative was supported by the Ministry of Education.
The modules have been designed specifically for trustees and school board officials. Our goal is to offer relevant professional development that equips trustees with practical knowledge to more effectively and confidently govern school boards.
The 19 modules focus on topics ranging from Governance to Community Engagement to Finance, to Labour Relations, Social Media and Internal Audits. The information is presented in easy-to-use, downloadable learning modules, videos and PDF resources. The modules condense challenging information and present topics in engaging ways intended to build knowledge and skills and support trustees in their diverse roles.
We invite you to visit http://modules.ontarioschooltrustees.org today to browse the selection of professional development modules. Read them, download them and share them with your board!
- The Good Governance Guide for Trustees, School Boards, Directors of Education and Communities
- Making a Difference for Kids: Running for Election as a School Board Trustee (2014)