Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program
Applications for Cohort D Beginning August 2019 Now Being Accepted
The Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is a professional learning program for teachers, mentors, and department heads who are interested in becoming effective school principals and vice principals. The program is offered by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) in partnership with the Nova Scotia Educational Leadership Consortium (NSELC) and participating school boards.
ALP extends over 14 months beginning in August and includes two summer institutes and seven Friday-Saturday seminars. An eight-day residency program with an experienced school principal is integrated throughout the program. A certificate is granted following an exit assessment and successful completion of all program components.
The program has been designed to be a balance between knowledge and skills, theory and practice. Reflection and networking opportunities are incorporated into each seminar and institute.
Leadership In A Time Of Change
August 15 and 16, 2019
Featuring Dr. Mike Rutherford
Back by popular demand, Dr. Mike Rutherford will lead this leadership conference.
Welcome to the NSELC
I am pleased to welcome you to the Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia Ltd (NSELC) website. This organization is committed to providing leadership opportunities for educators in Nova Scotia through programs which are based on the needs of educators and developed by Nova Scotia educators. Please take some time reviewing the variety of professional learning programs and the relevant resources and links on the website.
Historically, NSELC professional learning programs have targeted educators already in positions of senior leadership (principals, vice principals and central office personnel) or teachers who were aspiring to move into an administrative leadership role. While this group continues to be an important audience for our professional learning programs, NSELC has expanded many of our offerings to meet the professional needs of classroom teachers who want to develop their instructional strategies to better meet the needs of their students, become effective curriculum leaders, or who are interested in fulfilling the role of a coach or mentor. This expansion of our audience is very exciting for the NSELC and certainly supports what we have learned about effective schools being those that develop and foster educational leadership from within their own staff.