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ERIC Number: ED388352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-14
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Getting Quality Good Enough: Collaborative Leadership for Organizational & Community Development.
Walters, Lex; And Others
Piedmont Technical College (PTC), in South Carolina, has developed a highly collaborative style of leadership which emphasizes interdependence and shared responsibility among a wide variety of organizations and groups in the community. PTC initiatives designed to promote quality management and strategic leadership include the formation of a participatory planning group composed of faculty, staff, and administrators to formulate, evaluate, and develop the college's institutional plan; the creation of a computer system to provide data on student retention; and the provision of real-time access to data to all members of the college community. PTC has also been designated by the state Technical Education System as a Resource Center in the areas of automated manufacturing, international business, and quality. Other efforts related to quality processes and measures include courses on the principles, methods, and tools of quality management offered to faculty, staff, and area employers and employees; courses on the habits of highly effective people offered to the college community; and courses on quality training for the workforce offered to areas employers and employees. In an effort to promote educational and organizational development, PTC is involved in various collaborative efforts with Greenwood County (South Carolina) and local businesses via the Piedmont Excellence Process, providing training sessions in quality management to businesses and public agencies, distance learning initiatives; and Project PACE, designed to promote collaborative learning in the region. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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