ERIC Number: ED478875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Competencies for Leaders of Volunteers During the Next Decade: A National Delphi Study.
Boyd, Barry L.
Using the Delphi technique, a nationwide panel of experts identified 33 competencies that volunteer administrators (VAs) will need during the next decade and categorized them into these five constructs: organizational leadership; systems leadership; organizational culture; personal skills; and management skills. Twelve barriers to acquiring the competencies and 20 methods for motivating VAs and removing barriers were also identified. The following recommendations for organizations utilizing volunteers to achieve their missions were also made: (1) they should seek employees for volunteer management positions with the necessary competencies in volunteer administration; (2) they should make the acquisition of these competencies a part of the employee's performance expectations; (3) they should redirect resources to assist VAs in acquiring the competencies; and (4) they should examine their organizational culture to determine if the barriers identified in this study are preventing employees from acquiring the needed competencies in volunteer administration. (The document includes 3 tables and 19 references.) (MO)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Competence, Delphi Technique, Job Performance, Leadership, Learning Motivation, Long Range Planning, Management Development, Mission Statements, Motivation Techniques, Organizational Culture, Performance Factors, Performance Technology, Personnel Selection, Policy Formation, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
For full text: http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/~ALE/2003/boyd.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A