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ALP LogoThe Aspiring Leaders Program Cohort E

Please Note: The decision has been made to postpone the start up of this new cohort. Information about when the application process (through Regional Centres of Education) will re-open and the new deadline to apply will be communicated to RCE when this becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.

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 Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia (NSELC) and participating Regional Centres.

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.

Application Process

Applications are submitted through each participating Region. Applicants must provide three work-related references that include their current supervisor. Personnel from each Region will review applications and make selections based on identified criteria. All applicants will be notified following the selection process.

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by personnel from each Region. The interview panel will make the final selection of successful candidates.

ALP Regional Contacts

For more information about making application to ALP, please contact the ALP contact person in your Region.

Participating Regions and ALP contacts are:

AVRCE: Lesley MacDonald, Director of Human Resources - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CBVRCE: Darlene Rankin, Human Resources Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CCRCE: Karla Mitchell, System Development Supervisor - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SRCE: Darrell LeBlanc, Coordinator of Human Resources / IT - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SSRCE: Jeff DeWolfe, Director of Programs and Student Services - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TCRCE: Jared Purdy, Director of Programs and Student Services - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also contact Debbie MacIsaac, ALP Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information/questions about the program.

For more information regarding the Aspiring Leaders Program, please consult our information package PDF:

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ALP Information Package