ERIC Number: ED250993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Management Development at the University of Tennessee.
Fly, Emerson H.; High, Katherine N.
Business Officer, p32-34 Nov 1984
The University of Tennessee's management training and development efforts are described. The program is designed to improve the performance of academic and nonacademic department heads (middle managers) and includes an 8-day workshop called the Institute for Leadership Effectiveness. In addition to the attention given to the formation of networks, the institute seeks to give participants information about themselves, their institution, and the external environment in which the university must operate. Participants complete self-assessment instruments that provide insight into their communication, leadership, and conflict-handling styles. They are given the opportunity to exchange views with state legislators, top university officials, and recognized leaders in higher education. Participants are exposed to a variety of reading materials, and case studies enable them to examine pertinent higher education issues. Attention is directed to the uncertainties of the leadership task, the diversity of roles, and the conflicts and rewards of leadership. The institute explores topics that are generally ignored in professional and management development workshops. Since the training staff believe that learning effective leadership skills involves practicing skills, an experiential approach is emphasized. (SW)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Department Heads, Higher Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training, Management Development, Middle Management, Professional Development, Program Administration, Skill Development, Social Networks, Workshops
National Association of College and University Business Officers. 1110 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 800-462-4916; Tel: 202-861-2500; Fax: 202-861-2583; Web site: http://www.nacubo.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A