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National CASA Association Leadership Institute

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337 pages
The pilot session of the Leadership Institute sponsored by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association was held in Baltimore, Maryland, in January 1999.
The session focused on institute goals and objectives as related to programs for abused and neglected children, leadership competencies in turbulent times, the development of leadership styles through self-awareness, the language of leadership, and group dynamics. The session also covered systems thinking in organizations, the leader's role in mission development, the creation of a positive future vision, understanding and working with resistance, conflict styles, the creation of a positive work environment, organizational diversity, creating and reinforcing values, and the development of a leadership integration plan. Descriptions of each component of the pilot session, informational materials on leadership development are included, and associated learning objectives are specified. References, notes, and figures