|Course Number:||EDU 5515 C41|
June 25- October 1, 2019. June 25 & 26, 2019 in-person at CCV Rutland with the remainder of the course in an online environment. There will be 2 final in-person sessions in the fall. The dates and location will be determined by the group.
|Dates and Times:||June 25- October 1, 2019. June 25 & 26 in-person sessions from 9 am to 3 pm.|
||3 graduate credits|
Note: TUITION FOR THIS COURSE IS PAYABLE to Castleton University. Please mail the check to: Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.
This course will lay the groundwork for both the study of leadership and enhancing the capacity to lead, emphasizing skills such as goal setting, communication, and organization, along with the other skills it takes to be a good leader both in your school and community. The structure of this class will consist of group activities (yes, there will be actual assignments) as well as learning and practicing of leadership qualities/skills both as a group and as individuals. Remember, this course is based on the belief that good leaders are developed—not born. As such, the focus of this class will be to give you the tools you need to become great leaders.
We will examine the process of leadership, by learning and evaluating different traits, approaches, styles and theories of leadership that are used within leadership development. There will be ample opportunity to direct our attention to current application and the implications to organizations and its leaders. This course also focuses on analyzing yourself as a leader and encourages you to learn from that analysis and to make changes or adaptations in order to be effective. We will also examine the differences between management and leadership and why those differences are important to the well-being of organizations. Topics to be covered include:
Audience: All K-12 educators.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Effective leadership means bringing to bear the development of those around you, and maximizing others’ potential while learning ways to maximize your own.
Leading Change: John Kotter
Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership: Lee G. Bolman and Terence E. Deal
Up the Organization: Robert Townsend and Warren Bennis
NOTE: These are more than texts for a class. They have served me well as a Leader, Parent, and Community Member. Topics from these books will more often than not be the source of many discussions
Required Readings/Texts: (required texts not included in cost of course)
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management (including featured article "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter)
It Starts with One: J. Stewart Black
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