ERIC Number: ED352591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Leadership for Collaboration: A National Dialogue. (Washington, D.C., June 11-13, 1992).
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
In June 1992 a meeting which was targeted at neighborhood, community, state, and national leaders working to bring education and human services together for children, youth, and families was held. The majority of the time participants engaged in dialogue with colleagues with the opportunity to think about leadership skills, analyze how leaders can create a collaborative culture, reflect upon their own experiences and explore strategies for bringing new leaders together to solve problems, confront the paradigms that leaders must break down to promote fundamental systems change, and to learn techniques and strategies to grapple with the complex leadership challenges to cooperation. This report is a summary of the meeting. The report is divided into three sections. The first section on leadership roles examines common themes about leadership in collaborative efforts. The second section focuses on qualities and skills of collaborative leaders and defines the qualities and skills that characterize collaborative leaders. The third section discusses challenges for collaborative leaders. It explores these seven challenges that face collaborative leaders: (1) governing community collaboratives; (2) defining roles for facilitators and staff in a collaborative; (3) deepening collaboration inside one's own organization; (4) building collective ownership and responsibility; (5) collaborating for systems change; (6) managing conflict in a collaborative setting; and (7) developing collaborative leaders. Additional sections address collaborative language and queries brought up at the meeting. The appendixes include the agenda and an article entitled "The KIVA--a Leadership Initiative and Technique" (L. N. Carol). (ABL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Cooperation, Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Social Services
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.