ERIC Number: ED065763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
A Systematic Approach to Leadership Development.
Boyce, V. Milton
The 4-H program is dependent upon adult volunteer leaders to carry out its work. During the decade of the 1970s, this program hopes to double its educational effort. In order to do this, the number of volunteer leaders will have to double also. To accomplish this, a leadership development process to be used in helping 4-H agents effectively perform their roles as managers, trainers, and supervisors is presented. The leadership development process is a systematic approach offering individuals the opportunity to increase their ability to influence the behavior of members of a social group. The process, developed by R. Dolan, consists of seven phases. They are: identification, selection, orientation, training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation. The model presented emphasizes that leadership development must be a continuous and consciously planned effort if strong volunteer leadership is to be improved and maintained. For the 4-H agent, the model can be used to analyze the present leadership program by identifying areas of strengths and weaknesses, determine job assignments for professionals, paraprofessionals, and advanced or senior volunteers, and as a guide in leadership development of the volunteer staff. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: 4 H Clubs
Note: Paper presented to County and Area 4-H Youth Agents Conference in Pennsylvania and Missouri