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ERIC Number: ED267312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Leadership Training for Women.
Wheeler-Roy, Susan
This paper contends that women are underrepresented in leadership positions and that women have been socialized not to take risks, not to be assertive, and not to be overtly influential in their personal world. A training program is described which attempts to counteract this socialization for undergraduate women. The six components of the program are presented: (1) the self-esteem phase which includes exercises designed to stimulate students' thinking about leadership; (2) the leadership styles phase which includes self-assessment on leadership skills; (3) the problem solving phase which encourages students to articulate a goal and the means to attain it; (4) the group management phase which develops a model of an effectively functioning group; (5) the conflict management phase which discusses positive conflict resolution; and (6) the public presentation of self segment wich teaches participants to write a speech and to understand an audience. Participants are described as being excited by the knowledge that leadership skills are diverse and can be learned. It is noted that the class has been offered separately to traditional undergraduate women and to reentry women students. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (New York, NY, April 2-5, 1985).