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ERIC Number: ED388362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Pages: 7
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Building Leadership Programs for Community Colleges.
Oberst, Gayle
As part of an effort to renew and rebuild the concept of community, Florida's Gulf Coast Community College has proposed the Citizen Leadership Training Program (CLTP). The CLTP is based on the premise that citizen leaders (CLs) exist in all communities and that by engaging citizens in a comprehensive curriculum, community colleges can assist individuals in recognizing and accepting responsibility for active participation in problem-solving at community, state, and national levels. Program content areas include: (1) the CL as a cornerstone to building community, focusing on the philosophical foundations of politics, self-esteem, leadership styles and settings, values, barriers in diversity, understanding attitudes and behaviors, strategies for embracing diversity, networking and assessing in diversity, and power; (2) the CL as communicator, dealing with introspection and self-talk, patterns and purposes of communication, listening/questioning skills, group discussion techniques, moderating skills, and persuasion and advocacy; (3) the CL as collaborator, including issues related to conflict resolution, managing emotional disruptions and distractions, critical thinking and problem-solving, rational decision-making, and facilitating collaboration; and (4) the CL leader as catalyst, discussing goal setting and action planning, motivation and empowerment, problem framing, team building and community coalitions, working in a cross-cultural society, resource mobilization, and managing change and uncertainty. The core of the CLTP has been organized into 2, 15-hour segments, and may be offered as 4, 7, or 10 non-credit courses. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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