ERIC Number: ED192459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Evaluation of the Leadership Development Program 1978-79. A Report to the Coordinating Committee for the Leadership Development Program. Research Report 79-02.
Hunter, Susanne M.
The Leadership Development Program (L.D.P.) was begun in 1978-79 by the Vancouver (British Columbia) School Board to provide leadership development opportunities for educators who aspire to or show potential for leadership. This evaluation was undertaken through questionnaires assessing participant opinions of the general value of the program and the success of the program in meeting its objectives. All four of the key elements of the program were achieved: it was open to all interested educators, participation was self-initiated, the program was developed from the needs of potential participants, and participants attended only those sessions of interest to them. Four of the seven major objectives of the program were realized. It provided participants opportunities to become aware of themselves as educational leaders, to develop and refine personal and professional goals, to become knowledgeable about educational management, and to become increasingly effective at working with others. Furthermore, 88 percent of the participants reported acquiring useful skills and knowledge. Almost all participants rated the general value of the L.D.P. highly and felt the workshops were worth repeating. Topics suggested for future workshops included time management, communications skills, and stress management. Suggestions for future meetings included more practical courses, fewer informational sessions and more skill development sessions. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Evaluation and Research.