Board Leadership Development Strategy (BLDS)

WELCOME to the link for information on the BOARD LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (BLDS) for our Board.  Whether you are an academic leader, a non-academic leader, a new principal/vice principal, an aspiring leader, or an experienced administrator you will find beneficial information, forms, resources, and handouts just a click away!


Contact Board BLDS Lead:  Diane Malashewski,  807- 854-0647,   dmalashewski@sgdsb.on.ca

Board Leadership Development Strategy

The ONTARIO LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK is the umbrella document for the Board Leadership Development Strategy initiative.  The Ontario Ministry of Education assists boards in their efforts to support both their academic and non-academic leaders through Mentoring Newly Appointed School Leaders, Aspiring Leaders Programs, Principal Performance Appraisals, and Terms and Conditions.

Information on the Board Leadership Development Strategy can be accessed by clicking on the links below:     

Superior-Greenstone DSB Information


Ontario Leadership Strategy

The Ontario Leadership Strategy was developed to foster leadership of the highest possible quality in schools and school boards.

School and system leaders play a critical role in creating the conditions of success, increasing student achievement, reducing gaps in student achievement and increasing public confidence in publicly funded education.

What is the leadership strategy?

The Ontario Leadership Strategy is a comprehensive plan of action. The strategy supports student achievement and wellbeing by attracting and developing skilled and passionate school and system leaders.

The strategy has two goals:

  1. Attract the right people to the principalship
  2. Help principals and vice-principals develop into  the best possible instructional leaders

Who Benefits?

  • School leaders get the supports they need to succeed in a complex and challenging role
  • System leaders receive supports that enable them to foster successful school leadership
  • School boards get guidance, tools and support in developing succession plans and leadership strategies
  • Students receive the support they need to reach their highest potential.


Ontario Leadership Framework

Board Leadership Development Strategy

Mentoring Newly Appointed School Leaders

Principal Performance Appraisals

Aspiring Leaders Program

School Culture


What Principals Want to Know pamphlets

In Conversation pamphlets

Ideas Into Action pamphlets