An OASBO and University of Guelph          Partnership       Erin Camm, BSc, MHS, DHRM       Manager, Program Development ...
Agenda •   Program Overview •   Core & Elective Courses •   Online Learning •   Upcoming Courses •   Stay Informed
Overview of Opportunities Take the courses and/or programs that best meet your    personal and professional development ne...
Diploma OverviewThe Diploma is designed for Ontario School Board Professionals whowish to develop and enhance their knowle...
Diploma Structure                        10 Courses   6 Online Core Courses               4 In-Class Elective Courses     ...
Course Structure       Core Courses               Elective Courses-   Delivered online            - Delivered in-class-   ...
Online LearningBenefits of Online Learning:-   Make your study schedule and learn at your own pace.-   Find a balance betw...
Connection to SOQPThe Ministry of Education has approved 2 DSBA courses foraccreditation in meeting the business Superviso...
Classroom LearningBenefits of Our Classroom Format:-   Concentrate your studies into a 5-day period.-   Build connections ...
Admission Requirements For Certificate Courses and/or Programs: Applicants are expected to have experience or training rel...
Upcoming Sessions January 2013 – Financing of Education in Ontario May 2013 – Legal Governance July 2013 – Elective/Certif...
Questions?www.SchoolBoardAdmin.com        ecamm@uoguelph.ca
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This presentation showcases University of Guelph's Diploma in School Board Administration and the associated Certificates and courses. Learn about the program and the opportunities available. The Diploma in School Board Administration is designed for Ontario school board professionals who wish to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge of the board's business operations and functions. University of Guelph has developed this Diploma in partnership with the Ontario Association of School Business Officials (O.A.S.B.O.).
What are the benefits?
Expand your career opportunities and gain a competitive edge.
Enhance your ability to inform and contribute to strategic decisions.
Augment your capacity to lead, manage and optimize business operations.
Build on current knowledge and skills in your business role.
Who should attend?
Individuals seeking to enhance their career potential within school boards
School business officials
Principals & Vice-Principals, Superintendents & Directors of Education

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  • GOOD MORNING -- Thank goodness it’s Friday! NAMEFROM UofG where I develop and manage a number of different Certificates and Diplomas – including those developed in collaboration with OASBOAndrew Seagram has asked me in today to talk about the OASBO/ University of Guelph Programs. Since we are a small group – please ask questions as they come up as I go through the slide please raise your hands and let’s talk about it. I’ll also take additional question at the end
  • Here’s an overhead look at what I will discuss today…
  • The OASBO and University of Guelph partnership has PRODUCED 6 CERTIFICATES; 1 DIPLOMA and 30 COURSES. We continuously improve these offerings with our committess supportSELECT THE COURSES that will help you THRIVE in your current role and STRIVE towards you career goals. NO PRE REQUISITES… Mix and match courses as you like – CHOICE only take courses that meet your needs FLEXIBILITY take courses when it’s convenient to you.
  • SO Let’s Start by Looking at the Diploma…..PURPOSE OF THE DIPLOMA is to broaden your KSAS and CAPACITY wrtSBBBUsi Operations & FunctionsThere are many reasons to join us and we have built our program to ensure it can support you in your general career as well as your capacity for leadership in the School Board. Our programs designed for WORKING PROFESSIONALS. Professionals who are looking to enhance their career potential – school business officials and prins VP superintendents/ DOE etc. Our adult learning approach ensures that learning is interactive and incorporates & leverages participants expertise and related experience.
  • Here is the Structure for the Diploma program. 10 courses – 6 online and 4 in classEXPLAIN 6 online courses (ignore SOQP)IN-Class Electives are selected by the participant --- You can choose 4 of the 24 available courses from our OASBO Certificates. You can mix and match courses from various Certificates OR focus/complete one specific Certificate.
  • The format of our courses is as follows: CORE & ELECTIVEPossible to complete your Diploma in 2 years.
  • OUR 6 Core Courses are performed online. In the bottom right – see a screen shot of our online learning platform. NOTE UNITS – NEWS – TIMELINES – DISCUSSION/CHAT – etc. Online learning requires self-discipline and commitment. With each course you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how to leverage the online portal for your learning and development. It’s important to set guidelines for yourself before you start in terms of setting aside time, setting priorities, negotiating responsibilities. BUT once you have it figured out -- the BENEFITS INCLUDE: WHAT TO EXPECTLEARN from UNIT Presentations – Instructor Commentary and readingsCONSOLIDATE what you learn as you discuss with your peers, work on and complete the assignments and close the course with final examsDISCUSSION FORUMS are a great way to share expertise and work experiences with peers & your peers & instructors will be great in providing a deeper understanding of how BofEd operate.
  • The Ministry of Education has approved 2 DSBA courses for accreditation in meeting the business Supervisory Officers’ Qualification program eligibility requirements:Courses cover requirements for courses in school board finance and school board administration. These are equivalent to OSIE/UofT’s Masters of Educational Administration offerings: “TPS 1040 Educational Administration I: Introduction to Educational Administration: Policy, Leadership and Change” and “TPS 1041 Educational Administration II: Social and Policy Contexts of Schooling”
  • Concentrate your studies into a 5-day period. Benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of your course instructor(s). Build connections that extend beyond the classroom as you share work experiences with peers and enjoy the included dinner, refreshments and lunch. Keep your knowledge, skills and abilities current and relevant. Augment your capacity to lead, manage and optimize your functional area. Ultimately, enhance your career path and potential.
  • For Certificate Courses and Certificates: NO admission requirements. Applicants are expected to have experience or training related to the course and/or certificate. FOR DIPLOMA:It is required An undergraduate degree or an associated degree ANDWork experience within the school board environmentSpecial admission consideration will be extended to applicants who can successfully demonstrate related experience and training in lieu of post-secondary education requirements.
  • Here is a look at upcoming sessions -- Currently the Online course Financing is being offered (registration has closed)Legal Governance registration will be opening up shortly for May start along w elect/cert courses
  • Ask now or email Erin Camm later
  • Diploma In School Board Administration

    1. 1. An OASBO and University of Guelph Partnership Erin Camm, BSc, MHS, DHRM Manager, Program Development January 18, 2013
    2. 2. Agenda • Program Overview • Core & Elective Courses • Online Learning • Upcoming Courses • Stay Informed
    3. 3. Overview of Opportunities Take the courses and/or programs that best meet your personal and professional development needs. • Diploma in School Board Administration • Certificates (e.g. Facilities Mgmt, Pupil Transportation Management, Human Resources, etc.) • Individual Courses All courses do not have prerequisites and thus can be taken in any order - giving you choice and flexibility.
    4. 4. Diploma OverviewThe Diploma is designed for Ontario School Board Professionals whowish to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities withrespect to the board’s business operations and functions.Why Join Us? Who should attend?• Augment your career path. • Individuals seeking to enhance their career potential within school boards• Enhance your ability to inform and contribute to strategic decisions. • School business officials• Augment your capacity to lead, manage and • Principals & Vice-Principals, optimize business operations. Superintendents & Directors of Education• Build on current knowledge and skills in your business role.
    5. 5. Diploma Structure 10 Courses 6 Online Core Courses 4 In-Class Elective Courses Choose 4 Courses from the OASBO Certificates: Intro to School Board Admin Pupil Transportation Management Financing of Education in Ontario Human Resources Management Legal Governance Information & Communication Technology Leadership and Ethics Freedom of Information & Records Information Management Operational Resource Management Facilities Management Communications Management Disability Management and Attendance Support
    6. 6. Course Structure Core Courses Elective Courses- Delivered online - Delivered in-class- 10-week duration - 5-day duration (Mon-Fri)- One course per semester - One course per year (July)- Expect to spend 10-15 hours/week (readings, - Mix and match courses or assignments & discussion) complete a Certificate- Mandatory final exam - Mandatory final exam
    7. 7. Online LearningBenefits of Online Learning:- Make your study schedule and learn at your own pace.- Find a balance between work, life and learning.What To Expect:• Review online unit presentations, instructor commentary and readings.• Consolidate learning through discussions, assignments, and the final examination.• Share knowledge and work experiences with peers and broaden your understanding of how different Boards of Education operate.
    8. 8. Connection to SOQPThe Ministry of Education has approved 2 DSBA courses foraccreditation in meeting the business Supervisory Officers’ Qualificationprogram eligibility requirements:(1) Introduction to School Board Administration(2) Financing of Education in OntarioCourses cover requirements for courses in school board finance andschool board administration.These are equivalent to OSIE/UofT’s Masters of Educational Administration offerings: “TPS 1040 EducationalAdministration I: Introduction to Educational Administration: Policy, Leadership and Change” and “TPS 1041Educational Administration II: Social and Policy Contexts of Schooling”
    9. 9. Classroom LearningBenefits of Our Classroom Format:- Concentrate your studies into a 5-day period.- Build connections during refreshments and the provided dinner and lunch.What To Expect:• Attend 4 days of teaching and learning. Write your final exam on day 5.• Consolidate and validate learning through group and individual activities, engaging discussions, and the final exam.• Learn from your classmates’ and leverage their lessons learned as you apply your new knowledge and abilities in the workplace.• Benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of your course instructor(s).
    10. 10. Admission Requirements For Certificate Courses and/or Programs: Applicants are expected to have experience or training related to the course and/or certificate. For Diploma in School Board Administration Courses and/or Program, applicants must have: (1) An undergraduate degree or an associated degree AND (2) Work experience within the school board environment Special admission consideration will be extended to applicants who can successfully demonstrate related experience and training in lieu of post-secondary education requirements.
    11. 11. Upcoming Sessions January 2013 – Financing of Education in Ontario May 2013 – Legal Governance July 2013 – Elective/Certificate Courses • Human Resource Management (OASBO – Facilities) • Business Communication (OASBO – Pupil) • Case Management Strategies (OASBO – DMAS) • Compensation & Benefits (OASBO – HR) • Privacy and Information Management (OASBO – ICT) • Design and Delivery of Effective FOI/RIM Programs (OASBO – FOI/RIM) September 2013 – Leadership and Ethics
    12. 12. Questions?www.SchoolBoardAdmin.com ecamm@uoguelph.ca

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