ASHA News: Early-Career Professionals Kick Off Leadership Development Project In May, 30 speech-language pathologists and audiologists with professional experience of 10 or fewer years launched an effort to build their leadership, teaming and networking skills. As part of ASHA's Leadership Development Program, they first met at the national office and, over the next year, will participate ... ASHA News
ASHA News  |   July 01, 2013
ASHA News: Early-Career Professionals Kick Off Leadership Development Project
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ASHA News   |   July 01, 2013
ASHA News: Early-Career Professionals Kick Off Leadership Development Project
The ASHA Leader, July 2013, Vol. 18, 57. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.18072013.57
The ASHA Leader, July 2013, Vol. 18, 57. doi:10.1044/leader.AN3.18072013.57
In May, 30 speech-language pathologists and audiologists with professional experience of 10 or fewer years launched an effort to build their leadership, teaming and networking skills. As part of ASHA's Leadership Development Program, they first met at the national office and, over the next year, will participate in six webinars. These will cover such leadership topics as building high-performing teams, motivating and influencing others, coaching and mentoring, managing conflict, and planning strategically.
Before the workshop, participants completed an assessment of their leadership dimensions of authenticity, coaching, insight and innovation. During the workshop, they took a self-assessment to test their "emotional intelligence"—the ability to identify, assess and control one's emotions and those of others.
The program also included an overview of how to plan a leadership project, which each participant is required to develop. They learned, for example, how to create a project charter, break it out into planning phases, identify stakeholders, develop a vision and manage the project overall.
Throughout the focus on leadership projects, participants jotted down thoughts about their projects in reflection journals. They began by spending a few minutes reflecting on their projects' goals, and closed by focusing on where they see their projects in one year, applying what they learned in the workshop.
A second 2013 Leadership Development Program cohort—for school-based professionals—will kick off later this month at the ASHA Schools Conference in Long Beach, Calif.
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