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ERIC Number: EJ873885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
The Leadership Promise
Wallin, Desna
Community College Journal, v74 n4 p22-23 Feb-Mar 2004
Leadership development programs come in many forms, sizes, designs, perspectives, and purposes, ranging from full-time doctoral programs to lunch-time brown-bag sessions. While the ideal leadership development experience would undoubtedly be the in-depth education in theory, philosophy, and practice that comes from experiencing a full-time residential doctoral program, community and technical colleges cannot depend solely upon those programs to prepare future leaders. Since the publication of research that documented what current community college leaders instinctively knew about the flood of impending retirements, there has been substantial increased interest in leadership development at all levels. While the loss of current leadership has been somewhat tempered by an economy that has been less than kind to the retirement portfolios of many senior leaders, the fact remains that many presidents and senior leaders will indeed be leaving community colleges in the relatively near future. This reality has helped to inspire the growth of new short-term leadership development programs, while filling to capacity, long-established and well-respected programs. Individual colleges, states, and national organizations have developed a variety of short-term leadership development initiatives with the goal of fast-tracking promising new leaders to prepare them for the responsibilities of leading their colleges. Organizing short-term leadership development programs is an important responsibility of current community college leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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