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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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CYFS 440 - Leadership in Child, Youth, and Family Programs

5.0 Credits
The course constructs leadership skills that apply to programs for young children, youth, and families. Supervision, mentoring, and coaching are examined in relationship-based learning practices. Strategies are evaluated through inquiry and reflection, using a strengths-based approach of professional development.
Prerequisite Admission to BAS Program.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Examine the roles of supervisor, mentor, and coach, connected to leadership in programs for children, youth, and families; explain the benefits of the roles in fulfilling the mission of educational and social services settings.
  2. Create strategies that support the professional development of staff members; acknowledge strengths; join with individuals in observation, inquiry, and application of ideas; and formulate the mutuality of learning between a supervisor and colleague.
  3. Develop knowledge of interpersonal skills that encourage constructive growth and learning for staff members as both an individual and as a member of a team.
  4. Construct conflict management skills applicable to communication with colleagues, parents, and partners in the community.
  5. Design a leadership philosophy and its application of professional practices and standards to an educational setting for young children or social services programs for youth, or families.
  6. Determine how a leadership philosophy is applied in a program with knowledge of the influences of family, society, culture, gender, and socioeconomic status and dedication to inclusion.
  7. Evaluate a personal and professional leadership plan that utilizes reflective supervision in carrying out leadership for change, in various positions of leadership: teacher, program supervisor or director, facilitator, case manager, or coordinator of services.

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