"To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them."
-Charles-Louis de Montesquieu

ECED 4325-Early Childhood Program Development & Management I-Leadership Strategies and Staff Development (Aim4Excellence Modules 1-3)

Course Number

ECED 4325-Early Childhood Program Development & Management I-Leadership Strategies and Staff Development

(Aim4Excellence Modules 1, 2, and 3)


After completing Leading the Way, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the skills and competencies required for effective leadership
  • Examine the values and beliefs that shape leadership behavior while also determining a compelling program vision and mission statement
  • Interpret one’s unique leadership style
  • Identify and apply ways to use your influence to empower others
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas related to leading others
  • Examine and apply one’s own leadership essentials within the framework of Whole Leadership

After completing Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff, you will be able to:

  • Recognize issues related to employee recruitment in the field of early care and education
  • Develop and implement a model of continuous recruitment
  • Review strategies to empower staff by involving them in the hiring process
  • Examine strategies when screening, interviewing, and selecting candidates
  • Apply fit criteria when selecting the best applicant
  • Design and recommend a phased orientation of new employees

After completing Promoting Peak Performance, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the concepts of motivation theory  
  • Apply a developmental approach to supervision which includes the use of coaching/mentoring and individualized professional development plans  
  • Use performance appraisals based on observation of practice to support reflective practice
  • Promote a positive work environment based on embedded norms of communication, collaboration, and shared leadership 
  • Identify strategies for managing conflict and difficult people  
  • Describe the importance of a professional learning community to high-performing teams

Additional Information

For technical assistance as you move through the modules, contact the McCormick Center HelpDesk via email McCormickCenterHelpdesk@nl.edu or call at 844-378-2464. All questions regarding course content, college credit, transcripts, and scholarships must be directed to the course instructor and/or your academic advisor at the University of Houston at Clear Lake.