An Evaluation of the Outcomes of a Leadership Development Program

An Evaluation of the Outcomes of a Leadership Development Program

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This handbook presents findings of a study that examined the outcomes of the Chief Executive Officer Leadership Development Program, which was developed by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). The 1-year program was comprised of classroom sessions, coaching, journal writing, and learning projects. Data were derived from: (1) a pre-program survey and questionnaire of 38 participating superintendents; and (2) post-program interviews with the 38 participants and their facilitators, a post-questionnaire completed by participants, and analysis of student journals. Findings indicate that the superintendents improved their leadership competencies and self-awareness. Of the four superintendent subgroups that were identified, two--the New Perspectives subgroup and the Role Expansion subgroup--were more affected than administrators who were already highly effective or more control-oriented. The program, compared to other studies of this nature, resulted in two more prominent outcomes: the view of leadership as a shared responsibility and a broader view of their professional role. Implications of the findings for evaluation of leadership-development programs are: the use of multiple methods enriches analysis; evaluation studies should expect highly individualized outcomes; and evaluation studies provide opportunities for understanding the leadership-development process. Eleven tables and five figures are included. Appendices contain copies of the exit interviews and statistics on subgroup differences. Contains 53 references. (LMI)Couple this with the fact that superintendents enter the program at different career stages, with varying patterns of ... For most of the superintendents and facilitators, the success of their projects was not one of the most important outcomes; the only mention of this outcome in the general ... These three types of changes are consistent with the goals of the program: Personal changes and progress onanbsp;...

Title:An Evaluation of the Outcomes of a Leadership Development Program
Author:Cynthia Denise McCauley, Martha W. Hughes-James
Publisher:Center for Creative Leadership - 1994-01-01


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