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LC #1: Early Childhood Leadership: The Personal Disposition of a Leader Course includes Online and Face-To-Face sessions


Identify, compare and utilize various leadership styles while examining the roles of vision, emotional intelligence, resilience, optimism and reflective practice in successful leadership of early childhood programs. With a focus on excellence and diversity, you’ll learn what it takes to be an effective leader. 


AD LDSP 591: UWM course subject and catalog number
3 credits (undergraduate / graduate)

Also available for noncredit

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Define the critical components of leadership
  • Understand the difference between management and leadership, the interrelationship between the two, and the need for leaders in early care and education settings
  • Use personal type indicators as leadership tools
  • Identify the components of emotional intelligence and their relationship to leadership in ECE programs
  • Identify, compare and use various leadership styles
  • Articulate the importance of resilience in leaders
  • Understand the importance of optimism and reflective practice to successful leadership within ECE programs
  • Articulate the importance of diversity and cultural competence within ECE leadership

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Completion of a different Registry Credential, some college course work experience, or currently employed in the field of early care and education
Thu., Sept. 17-Sun., Nov. 6
Location: Course includes Online and Face-To-Face sessions
Instructor: Pam Boulton, Ed.D.
Enrollment Limit: 15
Program No. AD LDSP 591
Note: Online: Mon., Sept. 28-Sun., Oct. 25
Face-to-Face: Thu., Sept. 17, 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri., Sept. 18, 8:30am-4:30pm & Fri., Nov. 6, 8:30am-4:30pm

Face-to-Face days meet at:
161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Plankinton Building, 7th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53203

This 3-credit course can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit.
Graduate tuition is $1,948.

Registration Deadline: Thu., Sept. 3

For more information, contact:
Shari Vinluan, Director,, 414-227-3223


Leadership Credential Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

Program Development Brochure

Spring 2014 IT Brochure

Or download the pdf

UWM Early Childhood Winter/Spring 2015 Catalog

Download the PDF

T.E.A.C.H funding is available for tuition assistance to qualifying Wisconsin applicants. Call 1-800-783-9322 ext. 7240; or visit www.wisconsin