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The effects of one leadership training program on behavioral and skill change in community college division chairs and other organizational leaders


2006 2006

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This study determined the effects of leadership training on behavioral and skill change in community college division chairs and other organizational leaders. In particular, the study explored the effects of participation in the Academy for Leadership and Development offered by the Chair Academy. The Academy included an introductory week-long session, a year-long practicum and a final week-long session. During the practicum, the participant worked with local and Academy mentors, engaged in reflective journaling and implemented an individualized professional development plan.

The population for this study included approximately 350 chairs and other organizational leaders who began participation in the Academy between January 2003 and December 2004. Three data sources were used in this study: Bass and Avolio's Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Academy's Leadership Skills Perception Survey (LSPS) and an instrument developed by the researcher known as the modified Leadership Self-rating Survey (mLSS). The MLQ and LSPS were administered by the Academy to both each participant and their respective supervisor. These assessments were given prior to weeks one and two of the Academy and six months after completion of the Academy. The mLSS was given six months to two years after completion of the Academy.

An analysis of the data indicated a large percentage of participants in the Academy did perceive change in their leadership behaviors and skills. The analysis showed participant perception of their full-range leadership behaviors was generally in agreement with MLQ assessment results. The study also found that the Academy led to promotion for some participants, it helped many participants acquire new skills, and the behaviors and skills taught by the Academy had varying degrees of use and importance in the participant's job. When asked on the mLSS if they would recommend attending the Academy to a colleague, 100% of the respondents indicated they would recommend attending. Also, a majority of the respondents described their Academy experience in a very positive manner.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Community colleges
Classification
0514: School administration
0275: Community colleges
Identifier / keyword
Education; Behavioral change; Community college; Division chairs; Leadership training; Organizational leaders; Skill change
Title
The effects of one leadership training program on behavioral and skill change in community college division chairs and other organizational leaders
Author
Wilson, Randal H.
Number of pages
217
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 67/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542658624
Advisor
Seagren, Alan T.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3216359
ProQuest document ID
305275230
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305275230
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