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SEEing to Lead

Sep 19, 2022

Joël began his career as a science and chemistry teacher in 1997 and for the past 15 years has served as a principal, guiding improvement initiatives, and providing instructional leadership to staff and students in elementary, middle, and high schools. 

From 2014 to 2018 he coached French Ontario principals as an Instructional Leader with the CFORP. He supported the development of leadership skills of principals and accompanied school board educational teams on the issue of teaching and learning in the era of global competencies.

Joël is currently Principal / School Efficacy Leader in his school board (at Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est (CSPNE),) as well as a Provincial Leadership Coach within his professional principals association (at the Association des directions et directionsassistantes des écoles franco-ontariennes.) He is the founder of Inspire Leadership Coaching , and the host of  Inspire Leadership Podcast as well as the podcast This Is Leadership .

Key Takeaways:

  • Everyone can be a leader so it's important to make sure you are adding value to those who step forward.
  • Look for and develop opportunities to help others improve their leadership skills.
  • Create masterminds for administrators and teachers. This will help create collective efficacy.
  • One on one meetings are difficult to schedule but incredibly valuable for individual development.
  • Collective efficacy is three times more likely to have a positive impact on student learning than any other factor according to John Hattie's research.
  • Successful leadership development results in leaders developing others into leaders.
  • Leadership development is working when leaders are improving in the process of improvement.
  • Effective learning cycles are key to the improvement and development of leaders.

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