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Leadership Development Framework

OLAC developed Ohio's Leadership Development Framework based on the concept of shared leadership. This framework promotes the use of collaborative structures-district leadership teams (DLTs), building leadership teams (BLTs), and teacher-based teams (TBTs)-to lead schools and share the responsibility for improving student achievement.

The framework identifies six essential leadership practice areas that outline what the Superintendent, DLT, BLT, and TBTs need to do in order to improve instructional practices and student performance:

Area 1: Data and the Decision-Making Process

Area 2: Focused Goal-Setting Process

Area 3: Instruction and the Learning Process

Area 4: Community Engagement Process

Area 5: Resource Management Process

Area 6: Governance Process

Support for Ohio's Leadership Development Framework

OLAC has created online learning modules to support implementation of Ohio's Leadership Development Framework across the state. OLAC's learning modules are any-time, any-pace learning opportunities available for free to Ohio educators. The modules include research and content from national experts, streaming video, Ohio exemplars of best practices, and more.

Download Ohio's Leadership Development Framework (PDF)


OLAC Learning Tools

OLAC has developed a variety of online learning tools to support educators as they work to embed essential leadership practices at every level of a school system. To access the tools, visit the Online Learning Dashboard to create an account or login. Educators can also earn credit for completing OLAC work.

OLAC Assessment Tools OLAC Modules OLAC Webinars

OLAC offers two assessment tools that help individuals and teams determine how to best use the OLAC modules for professional development. The Self-Assessment provides recommendations and resources for individuals, while the Team Assessment supports leaders in facilitating the use of OLAC tools with teams.

OLAC has 19 online learning modules to support implementation of Ohio's Leadership Development Framework across the state. OLAC's learning modules are any-time, any-pace learning opportunities that include research and content from national experts, streaming video, Ohio exemplars of best practices, and more.

OLAC has developed a series of webinars on a variety of leadership development topics.


OIP Tools

In partnership with OLAC, the Ohio Department of Education has developed a series of free online learning modules and other resources that support educators as they implement the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP).

OIP Training Modules OIP Resources

The Ohio Department of Education is developing training modules to correspond with each stage of the OIP. These modules guide districts, buildings, and external support staff as they work through the Ohio Improvement Process.

Log in or create an account to access the OIP Training Modules.

The Ohio Department of Education has provided a variety of resources, including templates, rubrics, agendas, visuals, and implementation guides, that support each stage of the Ohio Improvement Process. Access OIP Resources