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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Developing a Personal Mission Statement

& Year End Wrap-up

June 7, 1999
12:00 Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Kellogg Ctr., MSU

Throughout the past year the Fellows have gained insights about themselves in a leadership context. This session will provide an opportunity to reflect on these insights and "lessons learned" through the development of a personal mission statement as a leadership strategy. This is the final seminar for the 1998-99 EPFP class, and we will facilitate a year end wrap-up discussion and a formal program evaluation.


Session A Resource Person: Dr. Stephen S. Kaagan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stephen S. Kaagan has served since 1991 as Professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Previously he was a chief education officer (Vermont Education Commissioner, 1982-1988), academic head of a higher education institution (Provost, Pratt Institute, 1977-1982), and chief executive of a non-profit educational organization (President, Hurricane Island Outward Bound, 1989-1991). He has been a classroom teacher (Arlington, Massachusetts and Canberra, Australia) and has taught organization development and educational policy at Pratt Institute, Rutgers University and the University of Southern Maine.

Mr. Kaagan has a master's and doctorate from Harvard University and a bachelor's from Williams College, as well as honorary doctorates from Williams College and Green Mountain College.

He has consulted on team leadership development, strategic planning and organization development with government, business and non-profit organizations, and has written extensively on leadership, accountability of public organizations and the essential role of the arts in education.

University Press of America published his first book entitled Leadership Lessons: From a Life of Character and Purpose in Public Affairs in 1996. Sage Publications has just issued his second, Leadership Games: Experiential Learning for Organizational Development.

Session B Resource People: Fellows and Coordinators

Year End Wrap-up and EPFP Evaluation

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