ERIC Number: ED385317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul-24
Reference Count: N/A
"Grow Your Own Community College Leaders": How One College Did It. HCCS Leadership Training Institute.
The Leadership Training Institute (LTI) at the College without Walls, in Houston, Texas, was created to provide information and training for individuals interested in growing professionally and to establish a structured program for preparing college employees to assume leadership roles in the Houston Community College System. Participants in the program attend monthly workshop sessions from 4 to 8 hours in length; are required to attend a leadership-related conference, seminar, or workshop that matches their interests; and complete an individual or team project. In the pilot class, 11 participants learned about budgeting, purchasing, facility management, hiring employees, conducting performance appraisals, policies and procedures, conflict management, and managing change. Workshop sessions were held off-campus at a local professional society office building and the total budget for the session was $3,491. A survey of the pilot class found that participants were very positive about the program, and felt that it had achieved its goals. A second session has been planned to include broad-based topics in higher education, such as demographics of a college population, serving the community, and partnerships with business, as well as a mentoring component. (Appendixes include a calendar of LTI session topics, sample projects and workshops for future sessions, the LTI budget, a developmental model for planning LTI sessions, a participant application form, and a program survey instrument.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Community Coll. System, TX.