In October 2015, the UBC Faculty of Education launched the first Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP) cohort, bringing together individuals from across BC’s K – 12 system interested in transforming themselves and their communities by exploring and engaging in dialogue and debate about major challenges and opportunities facing school districts. Led by Drs. Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, the program was a great success providing participants with relevant and in-depth interaction alongside innovative researchers, practitioners, and world-class scholars, at the beautiful UBC Point Grey campus. Hear what the 2015/16 participants shared about their experience.
We are excited to be launching the second cohort in October 2016, with applications due by September 11th. The TELP is for highly-motivated individuals who already have a masters degree and want to expand their world-view, gain new experiences and raise their academic credentials to new levels. Spaces will be limited to ensure meaningful interaction.
Learn more about the program at telp.ubc.ca/telp, listen to our recorded information session and share the brochure with colleagues. You can also contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I was very grateful to be part of the TELP cohort and to learn with and from such an exceptional group of leaders. We were engaged in rich and meaningful dialogue and had the opportunity to hear from top educational researchers from around the world. I feel I am part of a network of leaders now and that I will apply what we learned into my work at the school and district level.”– Birgitte Biorn, Principal, SD 38 Richmond
“Pressing pause in one’s busy professional life and taking the time to read, learn, reflect and apply current educational research to practice is the hallmark of TELP. Case studies from provincial leaders, and dialogue with international experts, coupled with first rate leadership by Drs. Halbert and Kaser, position this program as an inspiring catalyst to transforming learning not only in one’s own district context, but in making a difference in learning systems across BC.”– Terry Taylor, Superintendent of Schools, SD 10 Arrow Lakes
“TELP has given me insight into, and improved understanding of, the transformational goals for public education in BC. I’ve acquired tools and language that translate seamlessly between the educational and the business divisions of school districts.”– Julia Leiterman, Secretary-Treasurer and CFO, SD 45 West Vancouver