EXPLORING THE LEADERSHIP SKILLS OF ADMINISTRATORS FROM SELECTED STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES (SUCs): BASIS FOR A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Leadership skills of administrators are vital in every task and endeavor, particularly in coping with issues such as globalization, government regulations, increased competition, new trends, and sophisticated technology. The main thrust of this study is to determine the leadership skills of administrators with the result of developing and enhancing the leadership skills of administrators through a proposed Development Program. Using the quantitative method of research design to achieve the breadth of understanding of the study, the investigation involved 149 respondents, 17 of whom were administrators while 132 were faculty members. Likewise, these respondents were working in the different SUCs in Region III, Philippines. To gather the relevant data, the self-rating of the administrators and assessment of faculty of their administrators’ leadership skills were determined through a four-point rating scale. In particular, the administrators’ self-rating was higher compared to the faculty rating. On this account, the need to address this finding is truly evident. Hence, the results of this study will be utilized as basis for a Leadership Skills Development Program. With the developed and enhanced skills, administrators will be able to address the most pressing issues efficiently and effectively in the 21st century educational system especially in leading the school’s human resources.
administrators, continuous improvement, development program, leadership skills, SUCs