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Steaffens, Susan – Journal of School Public Relations, 2011
As the current president of National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), Barbara Chester has the responsibility of representing the organization's members in their efforts as advocates for children. Principal Chester's answers to the interview questions reflect the challenges facing schools and the role that principals need to…
Descriptors: Public Relations, Principals, Presidents, Professional Associations
Cufaude, Jeffrey B. – Business Officer, 2002
Using advice from experienced higher education officials, discusses how colleges and universities can guide staff and colleagues through a tragedy with flexibility, good communication skills, and compassion. (EV)
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, Higher Education, Leadership
Landrum, Tom S. – CURRENTS, 2012
Effective writing is every bit as important in alumni and development communications as it is in the public affairs shop. A poorly written donor proposal, awkward or grammatically incorrect thank-you letter, and ambiguous, jargon-filled copy have no place in a professional advancement operation. Good communication is especially important for…
Descriptors: Donors, Institutional Advancement, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Nieto, Sonia – Intercultural Education, 2006
What does it take to become effective teachers of students of culturally, ethnically, linguistically, and racially diverse backgrounds? Based on research with teachers over the past several years, this paper discusses what it means to teach students of diverse backgrounds with heart, courage and conviction, and the implications of their practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Familiarity, Multicultural Education, Justice
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Proper, Eve; Willmer, Wesley K.; Hartley, Harold V., III; Caboni, Timothy C. – International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2009
This article examines the factors that influence presidents' perceptions of board effectiveness in relation to their boards' fundraising role. Data from a survey of small college presidents are used to see what factors influence each of four areas of satisfaction: deciding policy, making financial contributions, referring donor prospects and…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Small Colleges, College Presidents, Stakeholders
Workforce Strategy Center, 2009
In today's uncertain economy, states and regions are experiencing myriad workforce challenges. In the short run, layoffs and unemployment resulting from the current economic downturn dictate an immediate need for education and training to prepare workers for key occupations. In the long run, states and regions continue to exist in a global economy…
Descriptors: Public Education, Research Reports, State Programs, Labor Force Development
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Tijerina, Bonnie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The third Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference gathered at Georgia Institute of Technology's Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, March 18-21, 2008. Over 360 attendees, from six countries and from 80% of the United States, represented their libraries and organizations resulting in a diverse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Management, Conferences (Gatherings), Organizational Change
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Booher-Jennings, Jennifer – American Educational Research Journal, 2005
This article uses two dominant traditions in the organizational study of schools--the neoinstitutional and faculty workplace approaches--to explain an urban elementary school's response to the Texas Accountability System. The findings indicate that teachers, guided by an institutional logic, sought to create the appearance of test score…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Environment, Decision Making, Educational Change
Holman, Linda J. – Principal, 1997
Notes that a well-structured job profile and interview can provide insight into the key qualities of an effective assistant principal. These include organizational skills, basic accounting knowledge, interpersonal skills, dependability, strong work ethic, effective problem-solving skills, leadership skills, written communication skills,…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Competence, Interviews
Smith, Erica; Comyn, Paul – 2003
This research study attempts to determine how teenage workers develop their employability skills in their first formal jobs. Case studies were carried out in 12 Australian enterprises of varying sizes and drawn from different industry areas. In each case study the following staff were interviewed: senior managers and/or human resources management…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Development, Cognitive Style, Employer Employee Relationship
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Joyce, Marguerite P. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2008
Businesses continue to use the job interview as a final determinant of the applicant's good fit for the company and its culture. Today, many companies are hiring less and/or are taking longer to find just the right person with the right skills for the right job. If an applicant is asked to come for an interview, the general feeling is that the…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Employment Interviews, Questioning Techniques, Job Skills
Calvert, Natasha – Learning and Skills Network (NJ3), 2009
This report presents research findings and discussion to help develop an understanding of what gives rise to mergers and, when they do happen, what makes them work. The research has focused on merger activity between further education (FE) colleges since incorporation in 1993. Mergers are highly contextual, and part of ensuring success is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Organizational Change, Group Membership
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2009
This report evaluates how effectively Scotland's colleges have embraced and taken forward sustainability in the context of the Scottish Government's commitment to improve Scotland's natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it. "Greener Scotland" is one of the five strategic objectives that form part of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investment, Sustainable Development, Strategic Planning
Zmuda, Allison – School Library Monthly, 2010
This article is an adaptation of a speech, "Leading the Transformation of Education for the 21st-Century," given by Allison Zmuda at the American Library Association National Conference in Washington D.C. on June 26, 2010, for the American Association of School Librarian's President's Program. In her speech, Allison poses a challenge to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), School Libraries, Librarians, Library Associations
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Morgan, Sandra; Dennehy, Robert F. – Journal of Management Development, 1997
Based on the premise that storytelling is a powerful tool, a model of good organizational storytelling is outlined. The use of stories in management development as a way of understanding organizations as well as ways to enhance managerial storytelling skills are addressed. (SK)
Descriptors: Imagery, Leadership, Management Development, Organizations (Groups)
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