Learning Opportunity

A Community of Practice for Vice Principals

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Corrie Ziegler

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Jan 19, 2016 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Feb 16, 2016 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Mar 15, 2016 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm MDT)
Day 4Apr 19, 2016 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm MDT)
(includes lunch on first day only)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Edmonton (Harry Ainlay High School)
4350 - 111 Street
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Day 3Edmonton (Monsignor Fee Otterson)
1834 Rutherford Road
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Day 4Sherwood Park (St. Theresa Catholic School)
2021 Brentwood Boulevard
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Session Code: 16-LE-146
Focus: Leadership

Target Audience

Vice/Assistant Principals, Department Heads, Curriculum Coordinators and aspiring leaders of K – 12 schools

About this Learning Opportunity

The Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) is hosting a Community of Practice for vice/assistant principals and those aspiring to this position, from January to April, 2016. Participants will meet four times to engage in personal professional learning that includes school visits to view exemplary leadership in action, professional dialogue, networking, and reflection.

The goals of this project are to:

  • Deepen understanding of/observe how the seven competencies outlined in Alberta Education’s Principal Quality Practice Guideline, 2009 are “lived” in today’s schools, within the context of ongoing change and limited resources. 
  • Engage in examining research related to the seven leadership dimensions; connect research to your own practice; and reflect on implications for your work as leader in your school.


  • The series will begin with a full-day orientation session on January 19, followed up with three half-day visits to Edmonton area schools (a combination of elementary, junior high and high schools).   
  • At each school, you will engage in dialogue/Q&A with the host vice/assistant principal; tour key areas of the school; connect to current research; discuss/reflect on implications for your work as a leader.
  • Each visit will highlight/focus on 2 or 3 of the leadership dimensions outlined in the Principal Quality Practice Guideline.  You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences and strategies related to the dimension highlighted.   

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the Facilitator

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 36 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools. She has led AISI projects, managed teams, and has facilitated numerous sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning.  Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students.