In an effort to provide ongoing, accessible learning to principals and vice-principals the Ontario Principals' Council (OPC) is offering a self-directed learning courses. These courses have open enrolment, without an active facilitator. Once registered, these courses will allow you to move through them at your own pace for a set amount of time.

Course Catalogue

These courses are online and use a learning management system (LMS) to support individual learning. Through the LMS, participants engage in a variety of learning activities such as readings, blog entries, reflections and quizzes. Each course is designed differently to allow for adaptive learning activities that match content with appropriate adult learning pedagogies.  

NOTE - Members and Associates should login with their OPC# prior to clicking Register. Non-Members will have an opportunity to create a PD account on the Online Courses page prior to Checkout (look for the link at the bottom).

Interview Preparation

Need some support to prepare for your interview for a principal or vice-principal position? The OPC Interview Preparation course will support you in preparing for your interview for any position in a board of education. The course modules will include:

  • self-reflection tools and study planning
  • how to deal with stress and anxiety
  • interview basics - interview models, success criteria, interview analysis
  • interview frameworks and foundational perspectives
  • interview questions - practice, practice, practice
  • resources to support your preparation
  • access to mock interview coaching and feedback

The course is open to all principals, vice-principals and aspiring leaders.

Date: Continuous enrolment

Time limit: Once you register, you will have 45 days to complete the course. 


  • OPC Member or Associate: $200 + HST
  • Non-Member: $250 + HST


Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA)

Principals and vice-principals are required to complete Teacher Performance Appraisals (TPA) each year. This course is intended to help you: 

  • develop a solid understanding of the technical requirements of the TPA process used in all public schools across Ontario;
  • view elementary and secondary samples, completed by experienced principals, of key documents that support the TPA process (including Annual Learning Plans, Summative Reports for new and experienced teachers, Improvement and Enrichment Plans); 
  • extend your understanding of effective leadership competencies, strategies and practices, with an equitable approach, to better integrate the TPA process as part of ongoing, growth-oriented teacher capacity building in your organization.

The course is open to all principals and vice-principals.

Date: Continuous enrolment

Time limit: Once you register, you will have 30 days to complete the course. 


  • OPC Member or Associate: $50 + HST
  • Non-Member: $75 + HST


Terms and Conditions

Refund Policy
  • A full refund is available if you cancel one day after your registration date.
  • There is no refund for cancellations after two days of your registration date.