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The Mentoring Qualification Program (MQP) will teach you the tools and structures that form the foundations of effective mentoring and coaching. Using a practical, applied approach to learning, this course provides skills to support newly appointed administrators, teachers and support staff through the transition into their new roles.

The MQP was developed by experienced elementary and secondary principals and vice-principals from across the province to enhance leadership capacity throughout the system. This Additional Qualification program is aligned with the Ontario Leadership Framework (2013) and supports the Ministry of Education resource Mentoring for All.

Key learning components include

  • theoretical foundations of Mentoring and Coaching
  • program planning, development and implementation
  • instructional strategies and support, including an emphasis on experiential learning and skill development
  • building relationships and developing people
  • securing accountability and
  • legislation, policy and practical resources.

A minimum of 125 hours of instructional contact time is included in the course through face-to-face sessions, the practical application of learning and skills with a chosen mentee, a personalized project, web chats and other work engaging the candidates with the instructor and one another.

Module Information

Module 1 - Introducing and Understanding MentorCoaching

  • Supporting MentorCoaching through the Co-Active model (based on the text Co-Active Coaching)
  • Attributes, process, tools and skills of MentorCoaching, including
    • deep listening
    • being curious and asking powerful questions
    • using intuition and accountability
    • forwarding the action and deepening the learning and
    • acknowledging and self-management.

Module 2 - MentorCoach Training, Part One and Practice 

  • Building capacity from the inside out (based on the model in When Mentoring Meets Coaching)
  • The guiding principles, critical skills and process of MentorCoaching, including
    • being in the moment, fully present
    • listening deeply
    • asking impactful questions and
    • values and the MentorCoaching mindset.

Module 3 - Leading and Mentoring

  • Role of MentorCoaching in leadership development (new teachers, school administrators, support staff)
  • Courageous conversations (based on the text Having Hard Conversations and/or Hard Conversations Unpacked)
  • Applying MentorCoaching to school improvement and student achievement

Module 4 - Applications

  • Creating a culture of MentorCoaching
  • Studying issues of equity, cultural proficiency, health and well-being
  • MentorCoaching in other careers


Course Fee

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

Upcoming Sessions

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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.