The Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program is comprised of four instructional modules and a leadership practicum.
Supervisory Officer's Qualification Program

RETIREMENT NOTICE: Effective March 31, 2022, the current Registrar will retire. At this date, please direct your SOQP inquiries/applications to Barb Fraser-Stiff -

Each module, including the practicum is 50 hours in length. It is an intensive professional development program which candidates must complete successfully, within a five year time frame for certification in Ontario either as an Academic or a Business Supervisory Officer. EOSDN modules are offered in Public and Catholic District School Board work environments throughout Eastern Ontario to provide varied perspectives and authentic work experiences for candidates.

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021, all instructional modules and the Leadership Practicum fees will be $1,185.37 (includes applicable taxes)
An Administration Fee of $250.00 will apply to all new candidates who are accepted into the EOSDN Program who do not complete a minimum of one module. Should this occur, EOSDN will invoice for the Administration fee.

NOTE: TAX Receipts will be issued in February for sessions attended in the previous calendar year

EOSDN SOQP Schedule 2022-23

Module 2 - Leadership and Organizational Change Perspective 
October 27 and 28, 2022 - In person
October 29, 2022 - Virtual
November 21 and 22 - In Person
Registration Deadline: October 14, 2022

Module 3 - The Provincial Leadership Perspective
January 12 and13, 2023 - In person
January 28, 2023 - Virtual
February 9 and10, 2023 - In person
Registration Deadline: December 29, 2022

Module 4 - The System Leadership Perspective
April 25, 2023 - Virtual
May 4, 2023 (evening) to May 6, 2023- In person - LOCATION TBD
May 15, 2023 - Virtual
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2023

Please contact EOSDN directly if you have further questions. Only applicants who have been accepted into the Program are eligible register for a module.

Instructional Modules

Modules are facilitated by practicing Supervisory Officers (Directors, Associate Directors and Superintendents), working in Public and Catholic District School Boards. Registered candidates will receive module expectations, reading lists and technical requirements and supports (if applicable) directly from the module facilitators. Candidates may chose the order and timing by which they complete the modules.

The Leadership Practicum

The Practicum is offered concurrently to instructional modules and is supported by the EOSDN Practicum Coordinator,
Barb Fraser-Stiff. Please contact the Coordinator by email:


Evaluation of the Program

Candidates will prepare reports, make presentations, respond to cases studies, and write papers to demonstrate their level of understanding and growth. Candidates must maintain a Professional Portfolio throughout the program. Upon successful completion of the four modules and Leadership Practicum, candidates will participate in an exit exercise which includes a presentation of their Professional Portfolio and Practicum.

Consolidated Ontario Education Statutes and Regulations - Available to Candidates Online Effective October 1, 2016 

SOQP Application Forms, Handbooks and Fillable Forms

Please note: The following forms are fillable and may be saved to your desktop for completion and submission as directed.

Leadership Practicum Fillable Forms

All forms are ready to save on to your desktop and/or to print and complete later.

Academic Entrance Requirements

For consideration for admission into the EOSDN Supervisory Officer’s Qualifications Program, the candidate must first submit proof of meeting each the following criteria, as stipulated in Ontario R

Business Entrance Requirements

As required by Regulation 309 of the legislation, applicants shall have: