The Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC), in partnership with OCSTA and the other provincial trustee associations offer a professional development program designed to support all Ontario trustees in their governance role. The program consists of online modules that focus on trustee roles and responsibilities, leadership skills and leading practices in the field of governance. For the 2019-2020 school year, OESC has maintained considerable contact with OCSTA to revise and update the existing program to align with current legislation, regulation and education policy.
Module Topics include:
Governance for Student Achievement & Well-Being
Trustee Roles & Responsibilities
Key Relationships in School Boards
Performance Review: Director of Education
Multi-Year Strategic Planning
Family & Community Engagement
Advocacy: Engaging the Public
Legal Aspects of Board Governance
Running Effective Meetings
What Makes a Great Board Chair?
First Nation Trustees
Code of Conduct
Internal Audit & Audit Committees
Truth & Reconciliation
For many years, OCSTA has augmented the OESC Professional Development Program for Trustees with distinctive faith-based content relevant to the role of Catholic Trustees. Throughout this year, this distinctive Catholic content will be undergoing a review by our Director of Catholic Education, Anne O’Brien. The process of reviewing and updating this segment of the Trustee modules will be a collaborative process with trustees. More information on this process will be shared with members in the coming weeks.
As a result of these changes and the need to have the most current information accessible to our trustees, we will be closing the online trustee module centre on the OCSTA website. All members are encouraged to access the trustee modules directly on the OESC website at http://modules.ontarioschooltrustees.org. A certificate of completion will be made available on that website.
Please review the memo from OESC Executive Director, Ted Doherty, explaining the newly revised program for all trustees in Ontario.