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This online module looks at leadership as a way of thinking about your role and the important work you do on behalf of children and families. You will learn about the importance of self-awareness and understanding your core values as you identify your unique leadership style. You will be introduced to a model of facilitative leadership as a way to empower staff and support shared decision making at your center. And you will learn how to apply the principles of effective leadership to create a compelling vision for your program, become an agent of change, walk the talk of ethical behavior, and embrace the paradoxes inherent in your role.
You may register for this module at any time and will receive log-in instructions as soon as your payment is verified.
This is Module 1 of the nine modules that make up the Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential. Take only one or a few Aim4Excellence modules to build competence in a specific management area or complete all nine to earn the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential.
Paula Jorde Bloom, PhD, Founder of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
Cost includes: All required reading materials, assignments, and media
Total clock hours: 16
Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Approved
Applies toward the Illinois Director Credential (IDC) Core Competency Requirements
College credit is available for an additional fee if this module is combined with Aim4Excellence Module 2: Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff; and Module 3: Promoting Peak Performance. LEARN MORE
Your local child care resource and referral agency may have scholarship funds available to assist with your registration or tuition costs for this event. Find your local CCR&R.
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