Initial Publication Date: January 9, 2009

Leadership Characteristics

These characteristics were developed by the Cutting Edge project to evaluate the success of the leadership program. They describe the skills needed to lead the workshop and website aspects of the Cutting Edge program.

Website leaders can

  • develop strong web pages
  • develop, evaluate and implement a vision for a resource that is valuable to the community
  • envision how that resource could be best structured to fit into existing resources and capitalize on the search and resource sharing across sites
  • develop roles for others to contribute to the resource and marshall high quality contributions
  • do this with confidence

Workshop leaders can effectively design, manage and run a workshop

Including the ability to
  • design and implement strong workshop programs that reflect the Cutting Edge workshop practice and philosophy, meet workshop goals, and integrate website use and collection
  • take responsibility for their role in workshop development and work effectively with other members of the team
  • set appropriate workshop goals and assist in design of appropriate evaluation instruments
  • identify and successfully recruit quality participants, speakers and leaders
  • design and lead workshop sessions with strong pedagogy for engaged learning
  • react appropriately to real-time workshop challenges
  • succeed in advertising and managing logistics
  • envision new topics for workshops and how existing resources can be reused
  • have confidence in their ability to do the above.

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