a teacher and graduate shake hands Provincial School Leadership Framework

Develop a provincial school leadership framework informed through Principal Learning Networks, research and stakeholder engagement.

What's New

In collaboration with the Provincial Advisory Team and Working Team, the department is leading the engagement with the education sector to obtain feedback on the draft evidence-based skills, knowledge and behaviours of effective school leadership that enhance student achievement and well-being. The feedback will inform the refinement of the draft set of skills, knowledge and behaviours of effective school leadership. Additionally, the department is seeking input from the education sector to inform the development of a provincial implementation plan for the school leadership framework.

For more information on the draft skills, knowledge and behaviours of effective school leadership, please visit: Provincial School Leadership Framework: Draft Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours of Effective School Leadership – April 2023 (pdf document 234 KB).

The Commitment

Manitoba’s K to 12 Education Action Plan commits to developing a school leadership framework informed through principal learning networks, research, and stakeholder engagement. The action is responsive to the Commission on K to 12 Education recommendation to reinforce the important role of principals as instructional leaders in improving student learning and achievement.

What This Means for Manitobans

In today’s ever-changing world, effective school leadership is necessary to foster continuous improvement and learning for all members of the school community. This framework will represent the most current thinking and best practices in effective school leadership. It will build a collective vision of school leadership for Manitoba and will identify the evidence-based knowledge, skills, and behaviours necessary to enhance student learning and well-being in an inclusive, safe learning environment.

What We’ve Done

  • The advisory team and working team have identified draft effective school leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours based on current research and sample frameworks from Manitoba school divisions, other provinces and abroad.
  • The working team has drafted an engagement plan that will be used to guide consultations with educational partners.
  • The twelve Principal Learning Networks, which provide a structured forum for current principals and vice-principals to engage in professional dialogue, have been meeting regularly. 

Next Steps

  • In collaboration with the advisory team and the working team, review and refine the draft skills, knowledge and behaviours of effective school leaders, develop a draft leadership framework and implementation plan based on the feedback obtained from the engagements.
  • In fall 2023, obtain feedback on the draft leadership framework.

Advisory Bodies: Provincial School Leadership Framework Advisory Team