Program Standards for Development and Delivery
The following standards serve as the basis for program design and delivery:
- Educational leaders must be offered the opportunity for self-understanding and personal mastery through the processes of introspection, reflection, and renewal. The foundation on which development experiences are built centers around the concept of the reflective practitioner and the importance of learning from one’s experiences.
- Ongoing communication between the contractor and client is essential in order for program activities to be aligned with client needs and expectations.
- The use of assessment instruments serves as a basis for feedback and the preparation for planning, growth, and development opportunities.
- Program content is constructed around contemporary leadership challenges facing educational leaders in the 21st Century.
- Program activities are designed to enable participants to interact with one another, as well as the trainers, and, in so far as possible, build on “real life” situations.
- Presentation of program activities takes into account adult learning theory, and trainers demonstrate teaching and facilitation strategies based on adult learning theory.
- The leadership capabilities of program participants will be enhanced as a result of the training experience, thereby, impacting on improved school system leadership, building leadership, and student performance.
- Program delivery requires the integration of content over time so that learning for participants is ongoing.