ERIC Number: ED377564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
An Evaluation of the Outcomes of a Leadership Development Program.
McCauley, Cynthia D.; Hughes-James, Martha W.
This handbook presents findings of a study that examined the outcomes of the Chief Executive Officer Leadership Development Program, which was developed by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). The 1-year program was comprised of classroom sessions, coaching, journal writing, and learning projects. Data were derived from: (1) a pre-program survey and questionnaire of 38 participating superintendents; and (2) post-program interviews with the 38 participants and their facilitators, a post-questionnaire completed by participants, and analysis of student journals. Findings indicate that the superintendents improved their leadership competencies and self-awareness. Of the four superintendent subgroups that were identified, two--the New Perspectives subgroup and the Role Expansion subgroup--were more affected than administrators who were already highly effective or more control-oriented. The program, compared to other studies of this nature, resulted in two more prominent outcomes: the view of leadership as a shared responsibility and a broader view of their professional role. Implications of the findings for evaluation of leadership-development programs are: the use of multiple methods enriches analysis; evaluation studies should expect highly individualized outcomes; and evaluation studies provide opportunities for understanding the leadership-development process. Eleven tables and five figures are included. Appendices contain copies of the exit interviews and statistics on subgroup differences. Contains 53 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Leadership, Leadership Styles, Management Development, Program Evaluation, Superintendents
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300 (Stock #163R, $30; price subject to change).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.
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