Scope and Content of the Collection
Title: Adult Education Leadership Training Program
Date (inclusive): 1985-1994
Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 005
Adult Education Leadership Training Program
Two boxes, one half full.
Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Abstract: The Adult Education Leadership Training Program operated from 1985-1994 as a federally funded contract administered by the
California Department of Education, Division of Adult, Alternative, and Continuing Education Services. Approximately 25 adult
education leaders a year were admitted into the three-year program. The bulk of this collection consists of copies of participants'
final projects and the workshop notes of one participant.
Language of Material:
Physical Location: The materials are in the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at
the Sacramento county Office of Education. For current informaiton ont he location of the materials, please consult the OTAN
Web site at http://www.otan.us.
The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications
should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.
Guide to the Adult Education Leadership Training Program Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 005.
Adult Education Archives, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA
The bulk of the Adult Education Leadership Training Program collection, consisting of the third-year projects, was donated
to the California Adult Education Archives by Wallace Copeland, who was the Executive Director. In 1993, an annotated list
of the third-year projects was posted on OTAN Online, with contact information for the participants who had completed them.
Linda L. West, formerly Director of OTAN, who was a participant in the 1992 class, contributed the sample notebook of participant
The Adult Education Leadership Training Program was developed by the California Adult Education Leadership Planning Committee,
under a state administered contract of the Federal P.L.91-230, Section 353, from the California Department of Education, Division
of Adult, Alternative, and Continuing Education Services. Two professional organizations, the Association of California School
Administrators (ACSA) Adult Education Committee and the California Council for Adult Education (CCAE), co-sponsored the program.
The years of operation were 1985-1994, and the Executive Director was Wallace Copeland.
The goal of the program was to develop a new generation of leaders willing to advocate adult education in California, develop
their administrative skills, and maximize their leadership abilities. The three-year program included two summer sessions,
two and one-half days each, a half-day session before each of three state-wide professional conferences during the first two
years, and a third-year independent project. Approximately twenty-five candidates were selected each year for participation.
Typical curriculum included four components: (1) personal - stress management, management style, revitalization; (2) organizational
- creating a vision, mission, and goals, internal and external communication, funding, and marketing; (3) instructional -
how adults learn, staff development, quality standards; (4) professional - networking, current trends and issues, legislative
process, program standards.
The Adult Education Leadership Training Program was incorporated into the California Staff Development Institute which began
in 1994. The Leadership component continued in a somewhat modified format.
Association of California School Administrators. Adult Education Committee
California Council for Adult Education
California. State Dept. of Education. Division of Adult, Alternative, and Continuing Education Services
Linda L. West
Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)
Scope and Content of the Collection
The largest part of the collection consists of copies of the third-year projects of participants. Many of these projects are
staff or student handbooks, but there are many other projects of particular interest. Examples are a conference planning
guide, a modular teacher orientation process, a recruitment program for ESL students, disaster preparedness, a public relations
program, and establishing a vocational advisory council.
The collection includes lists of the participants in each class from 1985 through 1994.
Also included are materials collected over a two year period by a participant in the class of 1992, Linda L. West. The participant
notebook includes brochures, forms, correspondence, and the agendas and handouts from two summer sessions and five half-day
Arrangement of the Collection
The material is organized into ten series: (1) adult education leadership directories; (2) third year project proposals and
lists (classes of 1985-1990); (3) third year projects, class of 1986; (4) third year projects, class of 1987; (5) third year
projects, class of 1988; (6) third year projects, class of 1989; (7) third year projects, class of 1990; (8) third year projects,
class of 1991; (9) third year projects, class of 1992; (10) sample participant notebook.