ERIC Number: ED370726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Leadership Enhancement for the Active Retired: A Community Leadership Training Manual.
Schultz, Carol M., Ed.; Olson, Philip, Ed.
Developed for program facilitators in rural communities, Leadership Enhancement for the Active Retired (LEAR) is a training model that builds on the leadership skills and expertise of people who are retired from full-time employment, but are still willing to share their time and talent to benefit their community. Although other formats for the program are described, the typical format involves a 3-day retreat and eight weekly sessions. Topics include aspects of community leadership, interpersonal relationships, individual leadership skills, working with groups, holding effective meetings, public policy, the role of local government, and volunteerism. The manual is divided into three parts. Part I, Getting Started, describes how to go about setting up a LEAR program. Part II, Curricular Materials, consists of a series of model lectures that cover the major topics contained in the program. Lesson plans include classroom exercises, suggestions for outside reading, and reference to supplementary material found in the appendix. Part III, Appendix, consists of designated readings, overhead masters, class handout masters, reference materials, and other materials to facilitate the program. (KS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Development, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Leadership, Leadership Training, Older Adults, Program Development, Retirement, Rural Areas
Publications Director, Center on Rural Elderly, 5245 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center on Rural Elderly.