ERIC Number: ED385409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Building Local Leadership: How To Start a Program for Your Town or County.
Luther, Vicki; Wall, Milan
In changing economies, local leaders need guidance in collaborative, multicommunity approaches to problem solving. This book is comprised of three sections organized around the steps necessary to develop and manage a comprehensive leadership program. The first section describes the mechanics of organization. A series of questions is presented to help formulate a case statement outlining a problem: its scope, intended solution, time frame, and financial support. Suggestions are offered on the recruitment and selection of participants and supporters. Planning and general operations cover goals, logistics, budgeting, and evaluation. The second section, concerning program quality, addresses the learning styles of adults and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of leaders. Teamwork is promoted through participant projects and networking activities. The third section contains materials to adapt for use at meetings, including getting acquainted activities, information and resource topics, group process skills, strategic planning scenarios, and exercises in understanding and managing change. Includes lists of suggested readings and Heartland Center publications. (JAT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heartland Center for Leadership Development, Lincoln, NE.