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