LC #1: Early Childhood Leadership: The Personal Disposition of a Leader
Learn what it takes to become an effective leader. Identify, compare and utilize various leadership styles while examining the roles of vision, emotional intelligence, resilience, optimism and reflective practice in successful leadership of early childhood programs. With a focus on excellence and diversity, you’ll learn what it takes to be an effective leader.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Define the critical components of leadership
- Understand the difference between management and leadership, the interrelationship between the two, and the need for leaders in early care and education settings
- Use personal type indicators as leadership tools
- Identify the components of emotional intelligence and their relationship to leadership in ECE programs
- Identify, compare and use various leadership styles
- Articulate the importance of resilience in leaders
- Understand the importance of optimism and reflective practice to successful leadership within ECE programs
- Articulate the importance of diversity and cultural competence within ECE leadership
Completion of a different Registry Credential, some college course work experience, or currently employed in the field of early care and education
Online, course available Sept. 17-Nov. 6
Instructor: Pam Boulton Ed.D.
Fee: $1,011 Graduate tuition is $1,948.
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Enrollment Limit: 15
Program Number: AD LDSP 591
Note: Online: Mon., Sept. 28-Sat., Oct. 25
Face-to-Face: Thu., Sept. 17, Fri., Sept. 18 & Fri., Nov. 6. All 8:30am-4:30pm
Face-to-Face days meet at the School of Continuing Education
This 3-credit course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.
Registration Deadline: Thu., Sept. 3