ERIC Number: ED379756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Preparing Collaborative Leaders: A Facilitator's Guide. Resources and Materials.
Russell, Wendy R.
This facilitator's guide offers tools for training leaders to solve problems in new and collaborative ways. It distinguishes between having knowledge about a subject and being able to use that knowledge effectively. The guide offers 15 units designed to meet the following objectives: (1) draw on each participant's work experience; (2) engage learners through a variety of training approaches; (3) build on group process and team-development skills; and (4) use current research and resources on collaboration and leadership. Part 1 outlines the first four meetings of a 12-month program. Its goals are: becoming acquainted with the program, team members, and collaboration basics; establishing learning goals; and planning a community needs and resources map. Part 2 emphasizes the twin targets of the program--leadership training and collaborative skills. Theory and activities are presented for learning the following skills: connecting with people, envisioning change, conducting a leadership retreat, managing conflict, building cross-cultural awareness, building teams, leading change, understanding power and politics, and examining organizational cultures. The third part shows participants how to use their newly acquired skills and apply them in a collaborative initiative. It targets the "nuts and bolts" of building and maintaining a collaborative effort, such as planning for program implementation, financing collaboratives, and selling change. (Contains 177 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership, Leadership Training, Management Development, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication
Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticue Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.