Manitoba School Leadership Framework

Leadership Focus Area

Leading the Organization

The school leader strategically manages the organization, its operations, and resources to support positive school and student outcomes. Leaders develop strong political astuteness that includes the legal, socio-economic, and societal contexts of education in Manitoba. They ensure the equitable allocation of resources, strategically manage personnel, and are stewards of quality, public education.

Leadership Practices and Behaviours: Actions to Support Leadership Practices and Behaviours
Leadership Practices
and Behaviours
Actions to Support Leadership Practices and Behaviours
Developing Self Nurturing Teams Leading Schools
Ensure resources are allocated based on need
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how power and privilege influence organizational processes (e.g., establishing appropriate instructional programming choices, student discipline, and staff recruitment and retention practices).
  • Continually critique own biases.
  • Work with teams within the school to ensure the most effective and efficient use of time, space, and material resources.
  • Continually work to identify structures that are symbolic of cultural bias or systemic racism.
  • Strategically allocate resources so instructional practices and student learning and well-being continue to improve.
  • Manage school policies, programs, and routines that optimize student learning and well-being.
  • Lead the removal of processes or structures that create bias or systemic racism.
  • Ensure resources are allocated based on the unique characteristics of each program, school, and community.
Guide the strategic management of personnel
  • Consider social identities and diverse leadership styles as an asset when assigning school-based leadership responsibilities and opportunities.
  • Understand and adhere to collective agreements.
  • Implement effective strategies for hiring, retaining, supporting, supervising, and evaluating teachers and staff.
  • Model and communicate the importance of collective agreements and policy in the creation of supportive and fair decision-making processes.
  • Optimize the allocation of personnel to support student learning and well-being.
Lead within the political, legal, socioeconomic, and societal contexts of education in Manitoba
  • Demonstrate an understanding of local, provincial, national, Indigenous, and international educational issues and trends.
  • Learn about and honour Indigenous protocols to competently create, attend, and participate in school/community events and ceremonies.
  • Learn about and honour the Treaties, and the Treaty relationship and responsibilities.
  • Establish structures and practices that share the unique context of the school and division.
  • Work with staff to demonstrate alignment between the vision for learning within the school and the division, and with the broader provincial vision.
  • Support the school community in understanding the legal requirements, policies, and procedures that guide educational programming in Manitoba.
  • Apply relevant codes, legislation, and policies to address discrimination, harassment, and inequitable treatment of students and staff.