Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) Resources


The Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) describes successful individual and small group practices for both school and system leaders, as well as effective organizational practices at both school and system levels.

In addition, the OLF now includes a section entitled Personal Leadership Resources. This section distils evidence about leadership traits and dispositions most likely to influence the effectiveness with which leadership practices are enacted. These resources are intended to be especially relevant for purposes of leadership recruitment and selection.

Comprehensive Guides

The following resources have been developed to assist school and system leaders to effectively implement the Ontario Leadership Framework. For a more detailed description of the revised OLF and the research foundations underlying the design and revision of this leadership resource, select the Ontario Leadership Framework 2012, With a Discussion of the Research Foundations by Ken Leithwood and Strong Districts and Their Leadership 2013 by Ken Leithwood.

Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF)

The Ontario Leadership Framework 2012 - with a Discussion of the Research Foundations

Strong Districts & Their Leadership 2013

Strong Districts & Their Leadership Project 2017

Executive Summary

Results Report


The following charts provide a convenient at-a-glance view of the leadership practices described by the OLF.

K-12 School Effectiveness Framework

School-Level Leadership

Catholic School-Level Leadership

District Effectiveness Framework (DEF)

System-Level Leadership

Catholic System-Level Leadership

Additional Resources

This resource below has been developed to support school districts in the implementation of the OLF.

PowerPoint Presentation of the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF) - with speakers notes

Deepen the Implementation of the OLF


School-level Leadership

System-level Leadership


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