ERIC Number: ED167750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Training Women in Management: A Continuing Education Workshop Approach.
Dubin, Samuel S.
The number of women occupying managerial positions in the U.S. is relatively small, but it rose 47% from 1,321,000 in 1970 to 1,942,000 in 1976. Circumstances contributing to this rise are enforcement of legal sanctions against discrimination and women's increased educational attainment. This report describes a continuing education workshop series that was developed through a literature review and interview survey to ascertain opinions, trends, and experiences related to the managerial woman's educational needs. Three themes emerged: (1) women at three management levels (executive secretaries/administrative assistants, supervisors, and middle management) have defined educational needs; (2) formal management education courses for women should be the same as those for men; and (3) special educational programs are needed to respond to personal concerns of women in management. Two workshop series dealing with innovative topics were developed. The first series, workshops for men and women managers, deals with the following topics: male stereotypes about and biases toward women managers, comparison of men and women managers' abilities and characteristics, a decision-making method, conflict management, and change strategies. The second series for women only addresses problems of women managers. Workshop topics include assertiveness training, men and women's career concept differences, power, collusion, intimacy-sexuality, support, career planning, professionalism, and communication skills. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Adult Education, Assertiveness, Attitude Change, Career Development, Change Strategies, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Females, Job Skills, Leaders Guides, Lifelong Learning, Males, Middle Management, Objectives, Organizational Communication, Problems, Professional Training, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Secretaries, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Supervisors
Planning Studies in Continuing Education, 232 Grange Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Planning Studies in Continuing Education.