Innovation and Leadership Institute Publishes Third Book of Series
LAUREL, MD (November 17, 2011) – Capitol College’s Innovation and Leadership Institute recently published the third installment of its current three-part book series. Titled “Discussions of Leadership Theory and Practice,” the work was edited by Helen Barker, dean, and Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement.
The book details several models of leadership and the reasoning behind their implementation. Other topics discussed include: the relationship between leader and follower, transformational leadership practices, academic leadership, and peer leadership, among others.
“Our book supports the ILI’s goals of contributing to the ongoing academic discussion of best practices in the emerging field of innovative leadership,” Gibbs said. “The book examines both leadership theory and practice, and it is our goal for this book to foster creative, new leadership ideas.”
The Innovation and Leadership Institute (ILI) was designed to address the regional and national need for developing students with the technical leadership skills necessary for careers in private industry and government. Through lectures, workshops, book series and leadership-based curricula, the ILI builds a foundation of leadership within Capitol students.
“Discussions of Leadership Theory and Practice” is the final book in the ILI’s current book series. It follows “Telecommunications Pioneers: Innovation, Leadership and Education,” written by Capitol President Michael T. Wood, PhD, and “Perspectives on Leadership Education: Strategies for Leading Innovation,” which was also edited by Gibbs and Barker.
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees, a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.
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