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Community College Leadership and Administration

Theory, Practice, and Change

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Carlos Nevarez and Luke J. Wood

This book, a training tool for the 21st-century community college leader and administrator, deconstructs outdated practices and constructs new approaches to how contemporary community college leadership is viewed, practiced, and envisioned. Both timely and comprehensive, the book develops new models that are focused on facilitating leadership innovation, and encourages both formal and informal leaders to become active agents for change. A relevant case study, written by an experienced community college leader, follows each chapter. This book will be useful for courses in administration, leadership, management, and related areas, and presents contemporary skills for anyone who is a leader and/or administrator in an organization.
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Chapter Eleven: Leadership Development in the Community College

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CHAPTER ELEVEN

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

This chapter focuses on the role of leadership development in preparing community college leaders. Therefore, we will: (a) examine challenges and opportunities facing community college leaders; (b) address the skills needed to successfully confront these challenges; (c) identify various leadership development programs designed for community college leaders; and (d) discuss the need for assessing the success of these programs.

When reading this chapter, consider the following questions:

•What are the leadership development needs within your own institution? What are the implications of these needs for the future of your institution?

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