Identification of the key elements included in a community college women's leadership program Public Deposited

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  • Numerous managerial and organizational theorists have worked to develop a set of concepts and theories that encapsulate the key elements of leadership. Contemporary research links leadership to such matters as gender and organizational mission or focus. The present study was undertaken in response to a new approach to leadership theory which suggests that gender may be a significant determinant of the traits, behaviors, and attitudes of successful leaders. Feminine leadership style, which posits the existence of a specifically female method of leading, was investigated through both a review of relevant literature and an empirical study. Another major focus of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of one woman's leadership training program, the Oregon Institute for Leadership Development (OILD). Drawing upon the literature, two survey instruments were developed. The first was addressed to OILD participants. The second was addressed to community college supervisors whose staff members had participated in OILD. The goal of the study was to identify the key elements involved in a community college women's leadership program that enhance the development of women's leadership skills. The study found that while OILD work site supervisors identified the existence and partial nature of a feminine leadership style, male supervisors tended to be less convinced that such a style exists. The study also determined that both OILD participants and their supervisors had a generally high level of regard for OILD and its programs. It was determined that the key element of OILD training was its capacity for enhancing the self-esteem and self-confidence of participants, encouraging them to assume more responsibility on the job and to pursue further educational credentials. While supervisors were less able to identify specific program components leading to this result than participants, both groups of respondents appear to regard the intangible rather than the tangible elements of OILD as most influential in influencing participants' careers and self-image. The study also demonstrated that the subjects believe that the community college is, as the literature suggests, an ideal locus for the development of women's leadership potential and for fostering career aspirations.
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