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Learn the tools and structures that form the foundations of effective mentoring and coaching! Using a practical, applied approach to learning, this course will provide 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
  • legislation, policy and practical resources.

A minimum of 100 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
    • 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
    • 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

$920.00 (covers all four modules, includes $50 non-refundable registration fee).

Upcoming Sessions

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Application Form

The MQP Application form can be filled out online and saved to be emailed or printed, faxed or mailed.

Note: The registration package is a PDF document that requires Adobe Reader to view.

Refund Policy

A full refund is available of you cancel 2 weeks before the start date, less the $50 non-refundable registration fee.

A $250.00 refund is available if you cancel 1 week before the start date.

There is no refund for cancellations after the start date.