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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Assessing Leadership Styles

October 5, 1998
2:00 pm-7:00 pm
Kellogg Ctr., MSU

Fellows experience assessments to identify personal preferences and styles, simulations and experiential activities to examine how different styles and behaviors conflict with individual and organizational goals. Group discussions incorporate these skills into the Fellows work experience. Interpretation of the FIRO-B Instrument


Session A Resource Person: Ben Perez

Argelio B. Perez is a consultant affiliated with a number of private and public organizations including University Associates Consulting and Training Services and the Institute for Educational Leadership. He has a diverse background in public administration with substantial experience in supervision, fiscal management, legislation/regulatory monitoring, staff development, planning and reorganization. He is also principal of Transformations, a Lansing-based consulting firm, specializing in leadership development, organizational change, team-building and facilitation.

Ben has been a senior executive in urban school districts (Detroit and Lansing), city government (Lansing), and state government (Michigan Department of Education) for thirty years. He is affiliated with the Institute for Educational leadership as a senior consultant in Leadership programs and Governance and has served, for the past 19 years, as Coordinator of the Michigan EPFP.

He earned a B.A. in education from Justin Morrill College, Michigan State University, and a M.A. in Classroom Teaching from the College of Education, Michigan State University. In 1991, he was awarded the Institute for Educational Leadership's National Leadership Award.

Session B Resource Person: Ms. Jan Urban-Lurain (EPFP 84-85)
President, Spectra Data and Research, Inc.,
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Jan Urban-Lurain, President, Spectra Data and Research, Inc. is a practical innovator, group facilitator, and organizational consultant. Her fifteen years in state government included experiences as the Deputy Director of the Governor's Office for Job Training and chairperson of the Cabinet Council on Human INvestment. Since 1991, she has focused on building individual, organization and community capacity to successfully implement systems reform and complex change. Jan has a B.A. in Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration.

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