TITLE

A Model of Leadership Development

AUTHOR(S)
Goski, Jill; Blackstone, Gail; Laing, Jules
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Public Personnel Management;Winter2002, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p517
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ramsey County, Minnesota successfully implemented an innovative and effective leadership training program. The county includes the metropolitan St. Louis area and serves a diverse population. The leadership academy is an ambitious endeavor that includes traditional and non-traditional training and is available to all employees through a rigorous selection process. The outcomes included reports from eight teams on leadership challenge projects where participants were asked to apply what they learned to real life situations. Employee development serves a variety of purposes and is accomplished in myriad ways. Ramsey County has created a comprehensive leadership development program, The Leadership Academy, that incorporates several learning methods. Some of the approaches utilized include group activities and experiential learning; reading, reflection, and writing on leadership topics and issues; interactive presentations by experts from within and outside Ramsey County; individual and group exploration of Ramsey County communities; concepts learned applied to county projects; and individual and small group coaching. The Ramsey County Leadership Academy is an innovative, goal-oriented program that provides practical leadership tools within the context of the 'big picture.'
ACCESSION #
9004393

 

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