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ERIC Number: ED457914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 106
Abstractor: N/A
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The North Carolina Community College Leadership Program: Impact on Career Achievement as Perceived by Women Participants.
Gorham, Laura S.
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of women participants in the North Carolina Community College Leadership Program (NCCCLP) to determine what effect, if any, those experiences may have had on subsequent career achievement. The NCCCLP is a one-year leadership-training program designed to give women and minorities the skills needed to move into higher-level administrative positions. This study was conducted through interviews with 12 participants in the NCCCLP from 12 community colleges in North Carolina and through the review of primary source documents and relevant literature. Results indicated that: (1) participants felt that being in the NCCCLP had an indirect impact on career attainment-it built self-confidence, developed an awareness of leadership theory, taught women to work effectively with diverse groups and develop a statewide network of contacts, and gave women an understanding of the structure and operation of the North Carolina Community College System; (2) many women felt that being in the NCCCLP acted as a catalyst that led to self-improvement and greater involvement in college affairs and organizations; and (3) participants with years of experience in middle- to upper-level administrative positions said that they were familiar with the material and would have benefited from less general training. Recommendations for practice are offered. Appended are the interview questions, the introductory letter to participants, a sample consent form, and titles of program activities. (Contains 114 references.) (EMH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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