Leadership and Growth at the OCDSB

What is the next step in your career?

Do you aspire to be a principal or vice principal, manager or supervisor, superintendent or director?

The OCDSB Leadership Development team is here to support you in your journey. Whether you’re curious about the process to become a principal or just want to build your leadership skills, we’re ready to help.

Did you know that the OCDSB offers several opportunities for staff to build their skills? This includes:

  • Professional development and learning opportunities
  • Mentorship programs
  • Tuition reimbursement for administrative and support staff

Supporting future leaders that reflect our community

The OCDSB is fortunate to have students with a variety of backgrounds, identities and lived experiences. We want our leaders to reflect this diversity.

We recognize that some barriers continue to exist preventing some staff members from reaching leadership positions. We are committed to addressing these challenges in order to increase the diversity of staff across all employee groups and levels of leadership. 

This work includes: 

  • Equitable recruitment, hiring and promotion training provided to principals, vice-principals, managers and supervisors.
  • Identity-based data collection at recruitment and promotion stages, starting with principal/vice principal selection/promotion.

For more, read: Policy P.146.HR, Equitable Recruitment, Hiring and Promotion

Our goal is to create a workforce that represents the diversity of the students and community we serve and a workplace where all staff feel welcome, respected and confident about reaching their full potential. 

If you are new to the OCDSB, please visit our Career Opportunities page to learn more about the exciting opportunities, including the principal/vice principal selection process.

Current staff can also visit our Staff Portal for more information on upcoming leadership development opportunities and information on the OCDSB principal/vice-principal selection process.

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