In a global society, the complexity of issues is beyond the capacity of any one entity to address singularly. These global impacts ultimately affect children and families at the community level. Current economic and political trends dictate that citizens and service providers develop increasingly effective means of leveraging limited resources. Community-based collaborations are proliferating. These collaborations necessitate the development of leadership skills and capacities that use new forms of power, communication, policy development, organizational infrastructure, systems thinking, economic diversity, and commitment. In order to create or meaningfully contribute to sustainable partnerships, today’s educational leader must hone new skill sets. The purpose of this course is to facilitate the types of learning experiences, within the community, that will immerse students in developing or expanding these critical collaborative leadership capacities.
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