“The Leadership Excellence Academy is a perfect fit with our efforts to upgrade the professional development system for adult educators. The content is cutting edge and addresses the issues that all adult education program managers face today.”
Tom Orsini, State Director
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Local program managers are a key player in the delivery of quality adult education and literacy services. Like most of us in the field, they came into this business "sideways" with degrees in everything from political science to home economics. Many of them had limited or no preparation for the complex tasks of leading, planning, implementing, and evaluating adult education services.
That is why the professional development of local program managers is critical to program improvement and the quality of service. And that is why the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC) and the Center for Literacy, Education & Employment have joined forces to develop the Leadership Excellence Academies. Browse through this website to learn how you can get involved in this exciting new professional development opportunity.
We believe that professional development should:
Help you to consider new perspectives while being provided tools you can adapt to put ideas into action;
Encourage you to take risks and question your assumptions;
Provide opportunities for you to practice and apply what you learn;
Be based on sound research and professional wisdom; and
Be fun and build a sense of community among the participants.