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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 can earn what it takes to be an effective leader.

This course can be applied to the Early Childhood Leadership Certificate.


Pam Boulton, Ed.D.

Pam Boulton, Ed.D.

Pam Boulton, EdD, is an Instructor for the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership in the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education and serves as the Coordinator for the Exchange Leadership Initiative for Exchange Magazine. In addition to her ... read more

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 or some college course work experience. Currently employed in the field of early care and education.

Course available Mar. 10-Apr. 29, 2017

Location: To Be Announced

Instructor: Pam Boulton Ed.D.

Fee: $1,011 Graduate tuition is $1,948

Undergraduate Credits: 3, Graduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 15

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Face-to-Face Days: Fri., Mar. 10, Sat., Mar. 11 & Sat., Apr. 29, from 8:30am-4:30pm

Online: Mon., Mar. 20-Sat., Apr. 15

Call Tamara Johnson at 414-227-3334 for credit registration

Registration Deadline: Fri., Feb. 24

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