•Syllabus • Evaluation • Student’s Grade will be based on: • Portfolio – 80% • We will be completing level I • Homework – 10% • Reading assignments will be made from the textbook and outside articles assigned • Participation – 10% • Will be divided into 6 sections
•Syllabus • Attendance Policy • Students are expected to be present and arrive on time • Credential requires a certain amount of hours • Only allowed to miss 3 classes • Any more student must contact the instructor
•Discussion Boards • In this course you will have weekly discussion questions that correspond with the topic. Each person is responsible for completing the discussion questions each week. • Once you have submitted your initial post, then you must respond to two (2) individuals responses. • Failure to complete weekly discussion questions will impact your overall participation grade. • Discussion questions CANNOT be made up.
•Portfolio Assignments and Group Work • Each person will be assigned to a group in which you will work together to complete your portfolio assignments. Groups will be selected by the instructor. • Portfolio assignments MUST be submitted via Blackboard. Each portfolio assignment will be reviewed and suggestions made if necessary. • Each portfolio assignment will be graded individually and will count as part of the 80% of the final portfolio. • No late portfolio assignments will be submitted with prior approval from the instructor.
•Leadership Class Discussion• What makes a good leader?
•Leadership What makes a good leader ? Understanding Delegate Confidence Consistent Knowledge Reliable Trust Flexible Patience Dedicated Compassion Friendly Role Model Approachable Facilitator Communicates well Listens well Supportive
•Leadership Small Group Discussion • What is hard about being a new director?
•Leadership What is hard about being a new director? Getting respect Time management Getting into routine Making changes Being firm w/Parents Filling another and staff director’s shoes Learning your staff Being accepted by Learning Parents & staff & families Children Building on some else’s Learning your role foundation
•Leadership Small Group Discussion• What is burnout?
•Leadership What is burnout? Ready to quit No time for staff Fed up Elevated stress levels Memory Loss Job consuming life Not being able to cope Job has lost it’s “sizzle” w/situation Lack of delegation Moody Trying to do it all yourself Over worked Performance suffering No time off – long hours
•Leadership Small Group Discussion• How does a director recover from burnout?
•Leadership How does a director recover from burnout? • Quit • Change fields • Vacation • Take a day off • Delegate responsibility • “Clean House” • Take “Sanity Breaks” • Therapy • Vent to friends
•Leadership Small and Class Discussions • Small Group Discussion • Five suggestions for becoming a more • effective leader • Five suggestions for becoming a more • effective communicator • Whole Class Discussion • Discuss findings
•Handouts • Definitions of Manager and Leader • Roles Leader Play • Self-Portrait • Xvxry Pxrson is Important • Staff Motivation Ideas