Date Approved

4-11-2016

Embargo Period

4-11-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ed.D. Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Donohue, Patricia

Second Advisor

Milstein, Linda

Third Advisor

Kerrigan, Monica

Subject(s)

Community college administrators; Development leadership--New Jersey; Universities and colleges--Administration

Disciplines

Community College Leadership

Abstract

Community college scholars and researchers have expressed the need to develop community college staff, at all levels, for leaders and leadership roles in anticipation to forecasted retirements. These retirements represent a loss of experienced leaders and leadership can produce leadership gaps which can impact the ability of community colleges to continue its mission of providing educational services to the residents of the community they serve. Some community colleges have invested resources in training the next cadre of leaders and leadership to negate this loss of leaders and leadership. One such training method is a Grow-Your-Own Leadership (GYOL) program. An assessment of the community college’s GYOL program graduates and program administrators was undertaken to collect primary data on their perceptions of whether leader or leadership skills and competencies were developed or enhanced as a result of participation in the GYOL program.

Findings of this study indicate that community college GYOL program graduates’ leader and leadership skills and competencies were developed or enhanced. Some of these graduates did enter the leadership pipeline and filled leadership positions at the college. One of the recommendations offered by this study was to explore the methodology and conceptual framework used in this study to determine their viability to assess the outcomes of other community college’s GYOL programs.

Other Repository URL

http://dissertations.umi.com/rowan:10129

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