Course Location

Virtual. We may return to face-to-face or blended offerings in Toronto post pandemic.

Application Process

Practising Supervisory Officers (SO) from Ontario's  four publicly-funded systems are invited to apply for positions as Supervisory Officer's Qualification (SOQP) Mentors. This is an open application system and instructors are contracted from a roster on an as needed basis.

Applicants are asked to submit the following information

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A letter of reference from a director of education and
  • Names and contact information for two additional references including a practising SO.

Candidates should highlight their experience in providing leadership development programs.

Selection Process

Based on established criteria, applications will be reviewed by a selection committee on an as needed basis. This process will include contacting candidates' references. Following this initial screening, selected candidates will be invited to take part in an interview process.

Selection Criteria for SOQP Mentors

When selecting mentors for the SOQP, the following criteria will be considered

  • A practising Supervisory Officer with recent and relevant experience (a minimum of five years experience is an asset)
  • An exemplary system leader employed with one of the four publicly-funded systems in Ontario
  • Has identified expertise in particular areas of school leadership
  • Has a proven record of effective delivery of leadership development programs
  • Is dynamic, resourceful, well-read and informed
  • Understands and applies theory relevant to school leadership
  • Demonstrates a province-wide perspective
  • Is an excellent communicator and
  • Provides balance among criteria such as, personal identity, panel, sector, portfolios and geography.

Training for SOQP Mentors

Successful applicants will be expected to take part in training and planning sessions.


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The Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of independent contractors, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation 191/11, within our selection processes and our skills assessment testing practices. Disability-related accommodations during the proposal and selection process are available upon request.

The OPC is an equal opportunity organization committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified independent contractors without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, and all other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.