The Nova Scotia Aspiring Leaders Program (ALP) is a professional learning program for teachers, mentors, coaches, and department heads who are interested in becoming effective school principals and vice principals.

The program is offered by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) in partnership with the Educational Leadership Consortium of Nova Scotia (ELCNS) and participating Regional Centres.

ALP extends over 14 months beginning in August and includes two summer institutes and seven Friday-Saturday seminars. An eight-day residency program with an experienced school principal is integrated throughout the program. A certificate is granted following an exit assessment and successful completion of all program components.

The program has been designed to be a balance between knowledge and skills, theory and practice. Reflection and networking opportunities are incorporated into each seminar and institute.

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