NACM-Leadership-Curriculum-Design-Cover-400x592Leadership is an energetic process of creating vision resulting in commitment to a common course and preferred future.  Just as there is no one best way to manage courts, there is no best way to be a court leader.  Leadership is highly personal – some people are naturally better able than others although everyone can learn good leadership techniques.

The following learning objectives are designed for a comprehensive course that will require a minimum of 15 contact hours (see Special Notes to Faculty below). Faculty that are developing a more basic or shorter course may simplify or reduce the number of learning objectives.

As a result of this education, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast management and leadership to demonstrate the importance of each;
  2. Understand the leadership importance of credibility, trust and ethical behaviors;
  3. Know the importance of good governance needed for effective court leadership;
  4. Understand and analyze the traits, habits and models of leadership;
  5. Design and foster an appropriate organizational culture that encourages and mobilizes change and engages staff;
  6. Promote effective communication, collaborative decision-making, and teamwork;
  7. Understand the importance of strategic management that embodies vision and purpose through planning and analysis;
  8. Utilize the tools necessary to support a high performance court;
  9. Determine the relationships and connections needed to be effective in an interdependent judicial system;
  10. Know the keys to promoting personal and organizational legitimacy through transparency and accountability.