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1 Institute fr Cathlic Educatin PROACTIVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP THE ONTARIO LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK AND PERSONAL LEADERSHIP RESOURCES C P C O N E W V I C E - P R I N C I PA L S E M I N A R M I C H A E L W. PA U T L E R O C T O B E R 7,

2 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership ONTARIO LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK Leadership is secnd nly t teaching in its impact n student utcmes. Principals and vice-principals play an essential rle as schl leaders t achieve this impact.. Putting Ontari s Leadership Framewrk int Actin

3 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADERSHIP IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT Principals/Vice-Principals As n ne else, yu have the unique pprtunity t create the character within yur schl. Yur reach extends bth int the classrm and int the cmmunity. The life, the values and the feeling f each schl derive in large part frm yur cmmitment t yur staff, t yur students and t the gspel. (This Mment f Prmise, 1989)

4 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership ONTARIO LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK describes what gd leadership lks like based n evidence f what makes the mst difference t student achievement and well-being. Leadership practice accrding t: Ken Leithwd, Michael Fullan, Andy Hargreaves et al

5 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADERSHIP IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT Even thugh we are accuntable t the Ministry f Educatin because the Ministry creates educatinal plicy, the starting pint fr Cathlic educatrs is nt the Ministry f Educatin. While schlarship and research prvides a rich fundatin fr the develpment f sund instructinal strategies and leadership practice, they cannt be the starting pint fr Cathlic educatrs.

6 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership OUR CATHOLIC CONTEXT Our starting pint: The Gspel f Jesus and the traditin f the Cathlic church.

7 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADERSHIP IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT SERVICE: I cme amng yu as ne wh serves. (Luke 22:27) If I then, yur Lrd and Teacher, have washed yur feet, yu ught t wash ne anther s feet. Fr I have given yu an example, that yu shuld als d as I have dne t yu. (Jhn 13:15-16)

8 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADERSHIP IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT This is my bdy, which is given fr yu. D this in remembrance f me. (Luke 22:19)

9 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership SERVANT LEADERSHIP We are each called t visibly live ut ur cmmitment t justice and service. Called specifically T teach T heal T lve T cmfrt T supprt T challenge

10 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership CURRICULUM MATTERS As Cathlic Educatrs, we are accustmed t a prcess t infuse and integrate ur students curriculum with Gspel values, and a Cathlic wrldview. Our fundatinal beliefs abut teaching, learning, the prfile f the learner, essential and specific learning expectatins, and prgram mdificatin all relate directly t ur fundatinal beliefs abut the life and wrk f Jesus Christ and the traditin f the Rman Cathlic cmmunity which seeks t embdy thse beliefs. Curriculum Matters, 1999

11 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADERSHIP MATTERS As Cathlic leaders, we must be equally adept and cmfrtable with the need t infuse and integrate Gspel values and a Cathlic wrldview int ur leadership practices ur plicies, prcesses, pririties, initiatives and rutines.

12 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership ONTARIO LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK Ontari Leadership Framewrk is designed t: Inspire a shared visin f leadership in schls and bards Prmte a cmmn language that fsters an understanding f leadership Identify the practices and cmpetencies that describe effective leadership Guide prfessinal learning and develpment fr schl and system leaders

13 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADERSHIP IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT Ontari Leadership Framewrk is designed t: Inspire a shared visin f leadership in schls and bards Prmte a cmmn language that fsters an understanding f leadership Identify the practices and cmpetencies that describe effective leadership Guide prfessinal learning and develpment fr schl and system leaders Our faith traditin, and the mdel f Jesus prvides a framewrk that: Inspires a shared visin f leadership Prmtes a cmmn language that fsters an understanding f leadership, discipleship and service Embdies the practices and cmpetencies that describe effective leadership Mdels the apprpriate prfessinal learning and develpment fr schl and system leaders

14 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership KEN LEITHWOOD PERSONAL RESOURCES Persnal Resurces Cgnitive Resurces Prblem slving Knwledge (authrity) Systems Thinking Scial Resurces Perceive emtins Manage emtins Act in emtinally apprpriate ways Psychlgical Resurces Resilience Self-efficacy Optimism Practivity

15 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership SOCIAL RESOURCES Perceiving Emtins recgnizing ur wn emtinal respnses discerning emtinal respnses in thers Managing Emtins reflecting n ur wn emtinal respnses and ptential cnsequences persuading thers t likewise reflect n theirs Acting in Emtinally Apprpriate Ways being able t exercise cntrl ver which emtins guide ur actins being able t help thers act n emtins that serve their best interests

16 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT I have cme in rder that they may have life and have it abundantly. Jhn 10:10 Jesus respnded t the immediate human needs f thse arund him Feeding the hungry Healing the sick Prtecting the weak Mst imprtantly, Jesus respnded t the prfund human needs Acceptance Lve Belnging

17 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership KEN LEITHWOOD PERSONAL RESOURCES Persnal Resurces Cgnitive Resurces Prblem slving Knwledge (authrity) Systems Thinking Scial Resurces Perceive emtins Manage emtins Act in emtinally apprpriate ways Psychlgical Resurces Resilience Self-efficacy Optimism Practivity

18 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership PERSONAL RESOURCES RESILIENCE self-cnfidence brings with it the willingness t keep trying until it gets dne, which is kind f a definitin f resilience. Buncing back frm failure, yu knw, ging in, that yu're ging t make sme mistakes, and yu're nt ging t accmplish it the first time arund. But, if yu're resilient and ptimistic, yu have hpe, and yu believe in the kind f capacities yu and yur staff can bring t the table. Ken Leithwd, 2011

19 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership PERSONAL RESOURCES PROACTIVITY Peple wh are practive effect envirnmental change, they identify pprtunities and act n them, shw initiative, and persevere until they bring abut meaningful change. They transfrm their rganizatin s missin, find and slve prblems, and take it upn themselves t have an impact n the wrld arund them. Crant and Bateman, 2000

20 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership PERSONAL RESOURCES PROACTIVITY Peple wh are practive effect envirnmental change, they identify pprtunities and act n them, shw initiative, and persevere until they bring abut meaningful change. They transfrm their rganizatin s missin, find and slve prblems, and take it upn themselves t have an impact n the wrld arund them.

21 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership RESILIENCE, SELF-EFFICACY, OPTIMISM, PROACTIVITY

22 We had a dream We shared the visin We gained mmentum We caused fear and resentment We met ppsitin Our leader was taken, and killed A Matter f Perspective The stry culd have been recrded as the ultimate defeat

23 We were afraid We were scattered, and lst reslve When we returned t the scene, even his bdy was gne N trace f his presence remained Nthing is left All is lst A Matter f Perspective The stry culd have been recrded as the ultimate defeat

24 We had a dream A new visin fr the wrld, nt characterized by pwer and dminatin, but by lve and mercy Sme were s frightened by the change they were desperate t stp it in its tracks Plitics and intrigue mmentarily prevailed, and He was crucified A Matter f Perspective The stry tld in a way that changes everything

25 But we shuld nt have allwed urselves t be afraid Everything that he said wuld cme t pass was true Even death culd nt defeat him and He rse frm the dead The empty tmb is the ultimate sign f hpe evidence that life prevails ver death We nw gather withut fear, because we have the prmise f life everlasting A Matter f Perspective The stry tld in a way that changes everything

26 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership KEN LEITHWOOD PERSONAL RESOURCES Persnal Resurces Cgnitive Resurces Prblem slving Knwledge (authrity) Systems Thinking Scial Resurces Perceive emtins Manage emtins Act in emtinally apprpriate ways Psychlgical Resurces Resilience Self-efficacy Optimism Practivity

27 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership SELF-EFFICACY, OPTIMISM, PROACTIVITY He was pen t peple and their ideas He believed in them He was transparent befre them He treated them as equals He frgave them He spent lts f time with them He acknwledged them in public and in private He kept urging them n He tuched and held the mst fragile He served them He lved them He defended them He gave them authrity He saw them as his greatest accmplishment

28 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership SELF-EFFICACY, OPTIMISM, PROACTIVITY He had a plan He tk actin He frmed a team He saw things differently He brke ranks He was bld He was visible He tk the lng view He tk his staff in hand He tk ne step at a time He changed the unit f measurement He trubled himself n behalf f thers He trained his replacements He let it g

29 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership INSIGHTS FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION Implicatins fr Leadership Leaders hld the visin, while naming the present reality. MICHAEL FULLAN Balanced Realistic Hnest and Transparent Psitive Jyful (Emmaus)

30 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADING WITH AUTHORITY AND LIVING WITH AMBIGUITY As Leaders, Hw d we live with the ambiguity f ur rles? We are called t live in such a way that we cme t understand the hpes and plans that Gd has fr us, and His wrld. Our challenge is t find: The peace necessary in ur lives t hear Gd s vice ( The still pint in a turning wrd ) The wisdm t discern Gd s will in what we see and hear (prayer) The curage t respnd as we are asked t respnd (presence)

31 Practive Cathlic Schl Leadership LEADERSHIP IN A CATHOLIC CONTEXT VOCATION: That place where ur persnal hpes and plans intersect with the hpes and plans that Gd hlds fr us, and His wrld.

32 Institute fr Cathlic Educatin Michael W. Pautler Institute fr Cathlic Educatin Suite St. Mary Street Trnt, ON M4Y 1P Web:

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