|Title||Some Possible Elements of a Leadership Development Program|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Journal||Grassroots Economic Organizing|
Orientation/Education Program: This program should provide new entrants with the information and skills necessary to operate as equals/leaders. Some possible orientation topics include: Cooperative Finances; Democratic Meeting Process; Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution; Legal Aspects of Cooperative Operation; and Cooperative History. An orientation that addresses issues of Democratic Participation and Leadership can be particularly valuable.
Ongoing Training Program to Enhance Discrete Skills that Make Up Leadership Bundle: For example, training in facilitation, mediation, mentoring/coaching, teaching, proposal drafting, advocacy, and public speaking.