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Our Mentoring Qualification Program (MQP) will teach you the strategies, tools and processes that form the foundations of effective mentoring and coaching. Using a practical, applied approach to learning, this program provides transformational skills to support  administrators, teachers, managers, supervisors, business and support staff  in an inclusive and collaborative learning environment.

Our MQP was developed by experienced elementary and secondary principals  from across the province to enhance leadership capacity throughout the system by combining the skills, strategies and processes of both mentoring and coaching. This Additional Qualification (AQ) program is aligned with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) guideline for Mentoring, the Ontario Leadership Framework (2013) and the Ministry of Education resource, Mentoring for All.

A minimum of 125 hours of instructional contact time is included in the program through the practical application of learning and skills with a chosen mentee, a personalized project, digital tools, a choice of reading materials and personalized learning opportunities engaging candidates with trained facilitators and one another.

Module 1 – Introducing and Understanding Mentoring/Coaching

Module 2 – Continued Skill Development

Module 3 – Leading with MentorCoaching and Courageous Conversations

Module 4 – Applications and Creating a Culture of MentorCoaching

Course Fee

$875.00 (covers all four modules, includes $50 non-refundable registration fee).

Administrators may apply to their local OPC Professional Development (PD) Committee for program funds. Contact Marg Moran at

Other candidates may contact their supervisors for more information about possible subsidy.

Session Information

Modules 1 - 3 will be facilitated online in a synchronous model using Zoom. Please take a moment to view our Zoom Security procedures.

Module 4 will be completed online through Canvas, our learning management system (LMS). Deadlines are firm.

  • Module 1
    • April 24 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • April 25 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Module 2
    • May 8 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • May 9 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Module 3
    • May 29 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • May 30 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Module 4
    • To be complete by June 30

Deadline to apply: April 10

Required Reading

Candidates are required to read three texts for the program. Co-Active Coaching is the first required reading. You may choose one text from the second section that includes a selection of Jennifer Abrams’ works. Lastly, choose one text from the third section which has been divided into multiple topics focusing on Mentoring/Coaching.

Purchasing links are provided for your convenience. You are not required to purchase using the links provided.

 Required Reading # 1

Required Reading #2 - Choose one of the following:

Required Reading #3 - Choose one of the following:



Mentoring and Coaching

Mentoring/Coaching and Equity

Mentoring/Coaching and Leadership




Terms and Conditions

 Refund Policy

A full refund is available if you cancel up to two weeks before the start date, less a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.


A $250.00 refund is available if you cancel one week before the start date.


There is no refund for cancellations after the start date.


A full refund applies when a session is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

 Interpretation Services Terms and Conditions
 The Ontario Principal’s Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of our Members, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Once a candidate has registered and paid the applicable registration fees for a course, the OPC will contract with an interpretation service of its choosing and will cover the fees and expenses related to interpretation services in accordance with its contract arrangements with the interpreter.  The candidate is welcome to provide a list of preferred interpreters for us to consider, but OPC retains the discretion to choose the provider of these services.

As the OPC is required to comply with the cancellation policy specific to each independent interpreter, it will communicate the cancellation policy to the course candidate in writing. A candidate seeking to cancel their participation in an OPC course must comply with the interpreter’s cancellation policy and be respectful of the associated timelines. Candidates will be held responsible for cancellation fees applied as a result of missing timelines for cancellation.

OPC’s standard refund policy will also apply to all cancellations.