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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 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Leadership Theory

Examine historical foundations of educational leadership theory.
Analyze the different models of leadership.
Compare and contrast leadership and management.
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.
Leadership in the Context of the Learning Community

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

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

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.
Examine the relationship among leadership styles and collaborative cultures.
Managing Conflict

Examine the nature of conflict in schools.
Identify the ways in which individuals respond to conflict.
Evaluate methods of conflict management.
Legal and Ethical Leadership

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


Oct 31, 2020


Education (Higher Ed) , Education (K-12)





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