What Leaders In The Field Are Saying About the Center
"This program thoughtfully brings together cutting edge partners that together will create a high-caliber, hands-on environment for learning. Those that complete the program will be sought after by many school systems for leadership positions in special education."
- Kim Lewis, EdD
Leadership Development Program
Leadership development is a key didactic component of the fellowship. This component of the training will involve direct instruction in the personal qualities of successful leaders, and how to foster and develop leaders within one’s own school system. Leadership skills in research, personnel administration, and financial and fiscal management are central features of the leadership core.
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (JHCBS) provides a customized leadership development program (LDP) for clinical directors and organizational leaders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Fellows will participate in this program alongside Kennedy Krieger clinical directors. The program is designed to further strengthen organizational capabilities, and to provide emerging leaders with the critical skills needed to effectively manage resources to meet the needs of children and their families. The program emphasizes methods to improve teamwork, decision-making, and organizational outcomes. The desired outcomes of this program include a better understanding of the complexity, challenges, skills, and approaches in building a cohesive culture, the ability to successfully develop and align strategies with school direction, and to translate their visions to their teams in order to have actionable plans and become transformational leaders in the process.
The LDP program extends from September through December, and consists of one full day leadership academy and five modules (typically 4 hours) throughout the fall semester. Academic objectives for this unique program include:
- Leadership theory and educational impact
- Organizational behavior
- Group dynamics and multidisciplinary teamwork
- Negotiation and conflict resolution
- Effective communication
- Creative thinking
- Managerial decision making
- Strategic planning and capital budgeting