ERIC Number: ED210812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Universality of Administrative Competencies: Lessons Learned from the Doctoral Leadership Program at Seattle University.
Cooper, Constance Carter
Seattle University's three-year doctoral program in educational leadership both teaches and tests the hypothesis that universal behaviors exist which are generic to effective leadership in any organization in any field. Leadership effectiveness research shows that the critical factor lies in appropriately integrating both task-oriented and interpersonal behaviors, work and interaction facilitation, and goal emphasis. In the first summer of the doctoral program the students learn to meet nine core objectives that combine this critical factor with analysis of their own skills and educational organizations and the establishment of positive relationships with the faculty and other students. In the following months the students apply what they have learned to their work situations through a "Leadership Effectiveness and Change Plan." The second year is devoted to carrying out an "Organizational Analysis and Change Plan." In the third year each student continues in a "Personal Growth Plan." Students report back in writing to the faculty throughout the program. This process of study, application, analysis, and reporting constitutes an effective model of leadership training whose results yield further proof of the unviversality of effective leadership behaviors. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Seattle University WA; Universality
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (35th, Seattle, WA, August 16-21, 1981).