The Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation

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This groundbreaking book will help practitioners and researchers lay a foundation for the open exchange of ideas and put in place the process of application, adaptation, and subsequent learning of leadership development evaluation.

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Author Kelly M. Hannum
ISBN 0-7879-8217-2
Publisher Jossey-Bass

With the increase in the number of organizational leadership development programs, there is a pressing need for evaluation to answer important questions, improve practice, and inform decisions.

The Handbook is a comprehensive resource filled with examples, tools, and the most innovative models and approaches designed to evaluate leadership development in a variety of settings.

It will help you answer the most common questions about leadership development efforts, including:

  • What difference does leadership development make?
  • What development and support strategies work best to enhance leadership?
  • Is the time and money spent on leadership development worthwhile?
  • What outcomes can be expected from leadership development?
  • How can leadership development efforts be sustained?

Table of Contents

The Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation, Jossey-Bass & CCL, 2007
Forward by Laura C. Leviton xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgements xvii
The Authors xix
Introduction 1
1. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Evaluations 19
2. Leading with Theory: Using a Theory of Change Approach for Leadership Development Evaluations 48
3. EvaluLEAD: An Open-Systems Perspective on Evaluating Leadership Development 71
4. Making Evaluation Work for the Greater Good: Supporting Provocative Possibility and Responsive Praxis in Leadership Development 111
5. Measuring Return on Investment in Leadership Development 137
6. Building Leadership Development, Social Justice, and Social Change in Evaluation Through a Pipeline Program 173
7. From the Inside Out: Evaluating Personal Transformation Leadership Efforts 199
8. Evaluating Leadership Development and Organizational Performance 228
9. The Importance of Local Context in Leadership Development and Evaluation 261
10. Evaluating Community Leadership Programs 284
11. Evaluating Leadership as a Strategy to Transform Complex Systems 315
12. Evaluating Leadership Development for Social Change 343
13. Evaluating Youth Leadership Through Civic Activism 377
14. Evaluating Leadership Efforts for Neighborhood Transformation 403
15. Strategic Uses of Evaluation 433
16. Evaluation for Planning and Improving Leadership Development Programs: A Framework Based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence 464
17. Communications in Evaluation: A Systems Approach 487
18. Accelerating Learning About Leadership Development: A Learning Community Approach 511
19. Continuous Learning 536
Afterword: Future Directions for Leadership Development Evaluation 559
Name Index 575
Subject Index 579
About the Center for Creative Leadership 604

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