Participants will be able
Define the term
leadership and explain the dynamics
of a leader-follower relationship.
key characteristics of effective leaders.
their own leadership style.
between their role as a manager and a leader.
their staff in developing a vision, mission, and
core values to guide program operations.
leadership strategies to issues they face in
their adult education program.
Although your position as a program
manager gives you the authority to
accomplish certain tasks and
objectives in your program, this
power does not make you a
leader...it simply makes you the
boss. Leadership differs in that
it makes the followers want
to achieve high goals. To
inspire your adult education staff
into higher levels of teamwork,
there are certain things you must
be, know, and, do. These
do not come naturally but are
acquired through continual work and
study. Good leaders are not born;
they develop through a never ending
process of self-study, education,
training, and experience. This
course will help you through that
six-hour online course takes a look
at the characteristics of effective
leaders and gives you a chance to
examine your own leadership style.
Then we’ll review some critical
skills that are necessary for
effective adult education leaders
and ways you can transfer those
skills into action.
While there are many
definitions of leadership, one
element that all have in common is
the need for a vision.
We’ll look at the important
role that a vision statement,
mission, and core values can play in
moving your staff and program to
higher levels of performance.
Throughout the course, you
will have opportunities to assess
your current skills and apply key
leadership concepts to the issues
you face as a program manager.
In addition to participation
all training activities, you
or refine, with input from staff, a
vision, mission statement, and/or
guiding principles to guide your adult
to Program Improvement Decision Points;
responses in your electronic portfolio.