Good Governance for School Boards

Trustee Professional Development Program


Note: This program is in the process of being updated to align with current legislation and regulations, education policy and research. Please be sure to check when each module was last updated – this is noted on the top right of each module page.

While in office, school board trustees balance many demands and expectations. They are responsible for setting the board’s strategic direction, establishing board policies, allocating resources, engaging with their constituents and holding the system accountable through the director of education. To be effective, it is essential that trustees understand their role and take advantage of the supports and professional learning opportunities offered throughout their term. This program is one of those opportunities!

As you explore the modules, it is important to consider the local circumstances of your board and speak to board staff if you have any questions or concerns. In addition, the feedback function on this site will give you the opportunity to comment on the modules or seek further support.

This professional development program is primarily intended to support trustees in their governance role, but it is also useful for directors of education, board staff and other stakeholders.

Trustee Professional Development Program