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 Competencies for Community College Leaders 

Image: cover of Competencies for Community College Leaders brochureThe development and availability of well prepared leaders is vital to the continued success of community colleges and their students. Throughout its history, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has made proactive leadership development a central focus of its mission.

Now, that focus takes on even greater urgency as the level of turnover among community college leaders escalates dramatically. For this reason, AACC has worked to delineate a competency framework for today's and tomorrow's college leaders. The framework has wide utility for both individuals and institutions. It helps emerging leaders chart their personal leadership development progress. It provides program developers with curricula guidelines. Institutionally, it informs human resources departments with direction for staff recruitment, hiring, rewards, and professional development. This competency framework is intended as a "living document," evolving over time to meet changing human and institutional needs.

Click here to download AACC's Competencies for Community College Leaders brochure in PDF format.


 Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Courtney A. Larson
Research Associate
Ph: 202.728.0200 x232

Lynn Barnett
Vice President for Academic, Student and Community Development
Ph: 202.728.0200 x204

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