ERIC Number: ED270177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Toward Mastery Leadership in Student Development Services: Summary Report of a Colloquium Held at Traverse City, Michigan, July 1985.
Keyser, John S.; Rowray, Richard D.
This summary report presents a synthesis of discussions at a national colloquium on "Mastery Leadership in Student Development Services," sponsored by the American College Testing Program and the National Council on Student Development. Following introductory material on the colloquium,"Beyond Management to Leadership," by John S. Keyser, this report explores the difference between management and leadership, maintaining that the scientific study of leadership has been a neglected topic in graduate schools, which prepare most students to manage but not to lead. Keyser calls for a concern with "holistic leadership," that is, a synthesis of doing and defining and creating and anticipating. Next, in "Building and Maintaining Trust," Keyser encourages student development professionals to take the lead in managing trust, and suggests five trust-building strategies. "The Deployment of Self," by Richard D. Rowray, stresses the importance of self-leadership and self-management, concluding from interviews with exemplary admissions and guidance services officers that outstanding leadership is accompanied by high levels of positive self-regard. The final sections present position papers resulting from the 1985 colloquium and its predecessor: "1985 Traverse City Statement: Toward Mastery Leadership in Student Development Services" and "1984 Traverse City Statement: Toward the Future Vitality of Student Development Services." (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.