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Leadership Development programs available for women at community colleges.

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dc.contributor.author Mahoney, Tammie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-10T17:16:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-10T17:16:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2323/6444
dc.description 144 pages. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from pdf version of thesis. en_US
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ed.D. in Community College Leadership)—Ferris State University, Community College Leadership Program, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this qualitative case study, surveys, and semi-structured interviews of six women leaders at three community colleges was conducted. The focus of this study was to gain an understanding of what types of leadership development opportunities are essential to ensure the development of women leaders in community colleges in Illinois. This development is necessary so women are well positioned to assume senior leadership roles in these unique institutions. Women’s underrepresentation in community college leadership positions, particularly at senior management levels, could be due to the lack of leadership development training. To understand the issues surrounding women’s underrepresentation, leadership training, and leadership opportunities, this research identified six women leaders from three Illinois community colleges. The institutions were selected based on size—small, medium, and large; and the leaders were selected based on level of leadership—one a female president and the other a senior administrator reporting to the president who was also female. This study focused on four issues: (a) if there had been any gains in representation for women leaders at community colleges in general, and within Illinois, specifically; (b) what experiences helped women achieve higher administrative positions; (c) what training is available for women in Illinois community colleges; and (d) is there a relationship between the participants’ Skills Inventory and their leadership role. The study provides recommendations for community colleges, suggestions for building a leadership development program based on current programs, and recommendations for future research. The information gathered from this study has provided valuable insights as to what types of programs are available, and perhaps more importantly, what types of programs need to be developed to ensure the development of women who can effectively lead community colleges in the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Ferris State University en_US
dc.subject Community colleges. en_US
dc.subject Leadership programs. en_US
dc.subject Community college leadership. en_US
dc.subject Women leaders. en_US
dc.title Leadership Development programs available for women at community colleges. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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