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Leadership And Collaborative Processes

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This course provides students with an overview of educational leadership and with an understanding of the issues in educational leadership positions. Students analyze the various styles of leadership and explore how leadership enhances an educational environment. Students examine information on collaborative processes and on how educational leaders can create high performing teams.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Leadership Theory

    • Examine historical foundations of educational leadership theory.
    • Analyze the different models of leadership.
    • Compare and contrast leadership and management.

    Leadership in the Context of the Learning Community

    • Identify the qualities of high-performing organizations.
    • Identify the diverse stakeholders of a learning community.
    • Compare and contrast the various learning community models.

    Collaborative Leadership

    • Examine the relationship among leadership styles and collaborative cultures.
    • Relate the historical perspectives of school climate and culture to collaborative educational environments.
    • Examine the process of building collaborative cultures and managing conflict.
    • Analyze techniques for effective collaborative decision making and problem solving.

    Managing Conflict

    • Examine the nature of conflict in schools.
    • Evaluate methods of conflict management.
    • Identify the ways in which individuals respond to conflict.

    Legal and Ethical Leadership

    • Identify key legal issues that affect educational leadership.
    • Relate roles and functions of the educational leader to ethical decision making.
    • Evaluate how varying models of leadership apply to legal and to ethical issues.

    Site-based Management

    • Describe the components of site-based management and discuss its implications.
    • Define site-based management.

    Transformational Leadership

    • Demonstrate understanding of visioning principles.
    • Understand the dynamics of reform movements in education.
    • Examine the role and related challenges of the educational leader as a change agent.

    Principles of Effective Educational Leadership

    • Outline the traits, characteristics, and behaviors of effective leaders.
    • Examine the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards as they relate to effective educational leadership.
    • Compare the ISLLC standards to applicable state standards for school leaders.
    • Debate the effectiveness among various strategies of decision making and problem solving.
    • Defend the role of the educational leader as an instructional expert.
    • Determine applicable communication and public relation strategies for diverse constituencies and a variety of situations.
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