1 A Case Study of Knowledge Diplomacy The Partnership Between Charles Sturt University, Australia and the Ontario Principals Council/ International School Leadership A subsidiary of the Ontario Principals Council
2 Agenda 1. The Ontario Principals Council/International School Leadership and the Ontario Context 2. Charles Sturt University 3. Achieving Knowledge Diplomacy The Initial Context Philosophical Connections The Initial Vision The Challenges The Outcomes 4. Lessons for Knowledge Diplomacy
3 The Ontario Principals Council (OPC) 1. A professional association representing elementary and secondary vice-principals and principals in the public education system in Ontario. 2. Three main roles on behalf of our members: Advocacy Consultation, advice and legal support when necessary Professional learning and training 3. Relatively young organization, since April 1, Not part of the government, political but non-partisan
4 International School Leadership (ISL) International School Leadership, a subsidiary of the Ontario Principals` Council provides training and certification program to K-12 school and system leaders around the world, professional consulting services and program customization.
5 International School Leadership A subsidiary of the Ontario Principals Council and builds on OPC s standard of excellence and international reputation for leadership. Founded on evidence-based research that shows the impact school leaders have on student achievement. Driven by a highly-educated and dedicated team of experienced educational leaders who have demonstrated excellence in studentcentred leadership training. Guided by four principles proven to produce progressive results: local ownership, participator development, adult learning best practices, and the use of technology to enhance learning opportunities. Programs are authored and delivered by exemplary school leaders. Utilizes the state-of-the-art learning management system for online delivery.
6 Programs International School Leadership International School Leadership Certificate 14 Modules offered online or onsite Earn three Master`s degree Leading International Schools Certificate 2 online modules, designed to complement principal training programs Education Study Tours Public or private tours in Toronto, Ontario Consultation and Program Customization Development of improved standards of practice, professional development plans and certification processes Collaborating with local systems and groups to meet localized needs
7 Levers to successful improvement systems 1. A small number of ambitious goals 2. A guiding coalition at the top 3. High standards and expectations 4. Investment in leadership and capacity building related to instruction 5. Mobilizing data and effective practices as a strategy for improvement 6. Intervention in a non-punitive manner 7. Reducing distractions 8. Being transparent, relentless and increasingly challenging 7
8 Professionalism Ontario College of Teachers: Teacher certification Principals qualification program Supervisory Officials qualification program Additional qualifications 8
9 Ontario Leadership Framework Leadership is the exercise of influence on organizational members and diverse stakeholders toward the identification and achievement of the organization s vision and goals.
10 Leadership Frameworks Inspire a shared vision of leadership in schools and boards Promote a common language that fosters an understanding of leadership and what it means to be a school and system leader Identify the practices and competencies that describe effective leadership Guide the design and implementation of professional learning and development for school and system leaders
11 Ontario Leadership Framework 1. Setting Direction 2. Building Relationships and Developing People 3. Developing the Organization 4. Improving the Instructional Program 5. Securing Accountability 6. Personal Leadership Resource Cognitive Social Psychological
12 Charles Sturt University, Australia
13 Charles Sturt (CSU) The University was created in 1989 and brought together the two major regional Colleges of Advanced Education in NSW. The University operates Campuses in: Albury-Wodonga * Bathurst * Burlington, Ontario * Dubbo * Wagga Wagga * Orange. It also has centres in Broken Hill, Canberra, Goulburn, Manly and Morpeth. The University has a central administration and Faculties are represented on each main campus.
14 Employ over 1500 staff CSU Statistics (approx 578 academic staff 970 general staff) Enrol over 33,000 students 7403 Main and other campus internal full-time, 2029 Main and other campus internal part-time 18,712 Distance education 5430 Third party course providers (onshore and offshore) Of these 23,472 are undergraduate students 22% of the students are from overseas The top five countries of origin for overseas students are Malaysia, China, Canada, Hong Kong, and the UK
15 University Strategy The key objectives of the University Strategy are: To provide distinctive educational programs for the professions that prepare students for work and citizenship. To conduct of strategic and applied research of an international standard. To continue to lead in the quality provision of flexible delivery of learning and teaching. To continue to build institutional strength, reputation and sustainability.
16 The Initial Context 2005 Charles Sturt University expanded their presence in Ontario, Canada The Ontario Principals Council was seeking academic recognition in a Master s degree program for their Principal s Qualification Program
17 Philosophical Connections Charles Sturt University CSU has a long history of delivering online graduate degrees CSU has a sophisticated, rigorous process for awarding prior learning credits CSU is innovative and ready to re-shape its structure and processes CSU has an outstanding global reputation
18 Philosophical Connections The Ontario Principals Council / International School Leadership OPC/ISL values academic rigour OPC/ISL believes strongly that application of theory to practice is most effective to serve school leaders OPC/ISL is recognized of innovation and excellence OPC/ISL has an outstanding global reputation
19 The Initial Vision the establishment of the agreement and partnership required strong leadership from both parties the leaders needed to be visionaries, their thoughts and actions being unencumbered by existing practices, policies, processes, and mind sets the collective vision was crystalized during early moments of discussion: An Ontario based Master s degree, provided by CSU, which awarded prior learning credit for the OPC s Principal Qualification Program
20 The Challenges an Ontario organization partnering with an Australian university determining how much prior-learning credit infusing the PQP with more academic content administrative issues creation of the Practicum Master s Dimension constructing the Master of International Education (School Leadership)
21 The Outcomes 450 OPC school leaders have been involved in the program the Master of International Education (School Leadership) is being delivered to school leaders around the world the partnership continues to flourish and now involves other Additional Qualification courses that OPC offers
22 Lessons we learned for Knowledge Diplomacy to flourish Relationships Trust Integrity Collective understanding Vision Perseverance.
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