Instructed by current Superintendents and Directors of Education from the Catholic and Public School Boards in Eastern Ontario, you will be engaged in relevant, purposeful and invigorating learning that will prepare you to be a highly successful Supervisory Officer.  The learning modules are convened in district school board administrative offices allowing for simulations of supervisory activities such as board meetings, executive council meetings, presentations to stakeholders, media responses and much more.

You will study the political, economic and diverse social realities of Ontario society and the impact of these forces on education, schools and systems.  You will critically inquire into the practices of supervisory officers as they work collaboratively to nurture system culture and establish processes that support an equitable and inclusive environment for learning and well-being.


Recent testimonials

I can’t say enough about the facilitators within EOSDN.  There was a wonderful combination of lived experiences and diverse roles which added to the many in-depth conversations. Their skill set to facilitate the modules and share their experiences and knowledge with the candidates was second to none.   M. McNair, UCDSB

The leadership of education, Catholic and Public, is in great hands in the eastern region with the candidates within EOSDN.   P. Buffone, RCDSB

What stood out to me are the many connections I formed with other candidates….and how we have continued to connect and reach out to each other   J. Graydon, RCCDSB

The opportunity for dedicated time to network with colleagues from other boards is the power of the EOSDN model.  R. McFadden, HPEDSB

My favourite part of the EOSDN SOQP journey was meeting and listening to all of the candidates, facilitators and presenters.  I loved hearing so many diverse perspectives on leadership and on the education landscape in Ontario.  B. Bradshaw, ALCDSB

EOSDN SOQP Schedule 2024-25

Module 1:  The Personal Leadership Perspective

June 15  2024 Virtual

July 2, 3,4 2024 - In Person hosted by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic DSB in Napanee, Ontario

July 5, 2024 Virtual

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2024

Module Flyer Here


Michael Faught
Michael Faught, Superintendent of Education, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

Georgette Davis
Georgette Davis, Superintendent of Equitable Education, Durham District SB


Module 2:  Leadership and Organizational Change Perspective

October 17 and 18, 2024 - In person session hosted by Hastings and Prince Edward DSB Belleville 
October 19, 2024 - Virtual
November 18 and 19, 2024 - In person session hosted by the Ottawa Catholic School Board

Registration Deadline: September 26, 2024


Tina Elliott
Tina Elliott, Superintendent of Education, Hastings and Prince Edward DSB

Shelley Montgomery
Shelley Montgomery, Superintendent of Education, Ottawa Catholic SB

Module Flyer here

Module 3: The Provincial Leadership Perspective

January 25 and 26, 2024 - In person hosted by Ottawa-Carleton DSB
February 9, 2024 - Virtual
February 22 and 23, 2024 - In person hosted by Ottawa-Carleton DSB
Registration Deadline: December 18, 2023

Module Flyer Here


Mary Jane Farrish
Mary Jane Farrish, Superintendent of Instruction, Ottawa-Carleton DSB

Heidi Fraser
Heidi Fraser, Superintendent of Educational Services, Renfrew County DSB

Module 4: The System Leadership Perspective

April 23, 2024 - Virtual
May 2, 3, and 4, 2024- In person - Hosted by Limestone DSB
May 14, 2024 - Virtual
Registration Deadline: April 5, 2024

Module Flyer Here


Krishna Burra
Krishna Burra, Director of Education, Limestone District SB

Gerard Winn
Gerard Winn, Superintendent of Education, Durham Catholic District SB

Program Modules

The Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program comprises four instructional modules and a leadership practicum, each of which is a minimum of fifty hours. The SOQP integrates theory and practice and will provide you with opportunity to engage in critically reflective practice as you inquire into and apply systems thinking to system leadership responsibilities.

Module 1: The Personal Leadership Perspective

In this module, candidates further develop and apply their personal leadership resources within the context of system leadership. The focus is on understanding the interaction of the personal and professional ethical self and the need for ongoing reflection and learning. The focus includes building candidate capacity to establish and sustain a broadly shared mission, vision and goals.

Module 2: Leadership and Organizational Change Perspective

In this module, candidates integrate theory and practice as it relates to creating system coherence, leading the instructional program, building staff capacity for evidence-informed decision-making, providing job-embedded professional learning and nurturing productive working relationships with staff and stakeholders. The focus is on understanding leadership and management from a system perspective.

Module 3: Provincial Leadership Perspective

In this module, candidates expand their knowledge of legislation, policies and structures that provide the framework for ethical and legal decision-making in education in Ontario. The focus is on applying this knowledge to complex issues that arise given the complexity and diversity of Ontario society.

Module 4: System Leadership Perspective

In this module, candidates acquire and consolidate knowledge of policy governance, systems thinking and provincial and district vision as the foundation for building relationships and developing human resource capacity for realizing system goals. The focus is on understanding the supervisory officer’s role in the design and implementation of the strategic plan and organizational culture.

The Leadership Practicum

The Leadership Practicum is a required component of the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program and is an in-depth educational experience designed to allow candidates to demonstrate their ability to integrate and apply the content from the SOQP modules and their leadership competencies within a district school board or other educational setting of a similar nature. This experience provides the candidate with an opportunity to work directly with the Senior Team in their School Board.

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

Admission Requirements

The SOQP Candidates will be accepted for entry into the program based on the submission of full documentation as required by Ontario Regulation 176.10 for academic applications and Regulation 309 (as amended by O. Reg. 182/97) for business applications.

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023, all instructional modules and the Leadership Practicum fees are $1,243.00 (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.

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: