PUB 520 – Leadership in the Public Sector

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PUB 520 – Leadership in the Public Sector Spring 2018 | Session 1
© 2018 Dr. Hugo D. Asencio Page 1 of 4
Leadership Development Plan
Due Date: Sunday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Contents
Overview…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Purpose……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Skills ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2
Knowledge ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2
Expectations………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2
Grading Rubric…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Level of Achievement……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Evaluation Criteria and Expectations…………………………………………………………………………………………..3
PUB 520 – Leadership in the Public Sector Spring 2018 | Session 1
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Overview
As part of this assignment, you will develop a Leadership Development Plan (LDP). Doing so will give
you an opportunity to reflect about who you are as a leader, so you can continue to build on your strengths
and make improvements where needed; this, so you can strategically to further develop as a leader.
Purpose
The purpose of the LDP is to help you practice the following skills and gain knowledge about the following
topics that are essential to your success in the MPA program and professional life.
Skills
• Discuss leadership traits, skills, and behaviors (Course LO 1)
• Apply APA formatting and citation guidelines (Course LO 3).
• Use information and communication technologies to strengthen public leadership knowledge,
communicate with others, and complete assignments (Course LO 4).
• Demonstrate communication skills (Course LO 5).
• Develop a leadership development plan (Course LO 7).
Knowledge
• Leadership strengths in terms of traits, skills, and behaviors.
• Leadership weaknesses in terms of traits, skills, and behaviors.
• S.M.A.R.T. goals.
• Leadership development actions.
Expectations
You need to submit your LDP:
• In a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) by Sunday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m.
• Via the drop box that will be available in Blackboard within Week 12, regardless of any
technical problems or any other issues that you may experience—if there is a system-wide problem
with Blackboard, I expect you to email me your work from your Toro account by the deadline (or
from your personal account, only if there is also a system-wide problem with Toromail); when the
issue has been resolved, I also expect you to submit your work via Blackboard.
Grading Rubric
You will receive three (3) points for meeting each of the following performance criteria (for a total of 30
points):
Level of Achievement
A (3.0) Exceptional demonstration of skills
B (2.4) Clearly demonstrates a pattern of skills
C (2.1) Evidence of a developing pattern of skills
D (1.8) Superficial, limited consistencies/demonstration of skills
F (1.5) Lacks evidence of demonstration of skills
N/C (0.0) Not completed
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Evaluation Criteria and Expectations
1. Introduction: LDP includes an introduction (no less than 10 sentences in length) that
successfully sets the stage for it. Such introduction discusses the importance of developing a
LDP.
2. Thesis statement: LDP includes a clear, well-defined one-to-two sentence thesis statement (at
the end of the introduction and in bold font) that makes a clear claim about how your LDP can
help you further develop as a leader.
3. Structure: LDP includes headings and sub-headings discussing the following:
a. Your leadership strengths in terms of:
 Traits (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 9 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed),
 Skills (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 10 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed), and
 Behaviors (discussed by Van Wart in Chapters 12, 13, and 14 of Leadership in
Public Organizations, 2nd ed);
b. Your leadership weaknesses in terms of:
 Traits (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 9 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed),
 Skills (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 10 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed), and
 Behaviors (discussed by Van Wart in Chapters 12, 13, and 14 of Leadership in
Public Organizations, 2nd ed);
c. Your S.M.A.R.T. (S – specific; M – measurable; A – achievable; R – realistic; and T –
time-targeted) leadership development goals for the next 5 years; and
d. The specific actions that you will take to achieve each of your S.M.A.R.T. goals;
4. Clarity and expression: The argument of the LDP is clear and easy to follow. Paragraphs in the
LDP include short topic sentences and clear transitions to tie paragraphs together.
5. Thoughtfulness: LDP demonstrates careful analysis and evaluation of your leadership strengths
and weaknesses, your professional development goals for the next five years, and the actions that
you will take to achieve them.
6. Experiences and observations: LDP describes (in a few sentences) meaningful personal
experiences in a way that they illustrate your leadership strengths and weaknesses in terms of
traits, skills, and behaviors.
7. Conclusion: LDP includes a conclusion (no less than 10 sentences in length) that reminds the
reader of the importance of developing a LDP (not in bold font) and the key ideas/points
discussed in the LDP (in bold font).
8. Length: LDP is between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length (excluding the title page, abstract
and reference list). Word count is included at the end of the abstract under the heading “Word
Count” (in bold).
9. APA style: LDP is formatted according to APA guidelines and, at a minimum, includes the
following elements:
a. Title Page
b. Abstract (100-150 words in length)
c. Introduction
d. Your Leadership Strengths
i. Traits
ii. Skills
iii. Behaviors
e. Your Leadership Weaknesses
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i. Traits
ii. Skills
iii. Behaviors
f. S.M.A.R.T. Leadership Goals
g. Actions to Achieve S.M.A.R.T. Goals
h. Conclusion
i. Reference List
10. Language and proofing: LDP includes well-polished and professional language appropriate for
academic writing. It avoids colloquialisms, contractions (e.g., I’m, I’ve, it’s, you’re, you’ve),
metaphors, subjective words, passive voice, long sentences/paragraphs. LDP includes no
grammar, syntax, or punctuation errors.
Note: Your LDP needs to be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. For information on APA style click
here; also, take a look at this APA checklist and APA sample paper. Also, please take a look at the research
guide for my courses.

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PUB 520 – Leadership in the Public Sector

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PUB 520 – Leadership in the Public Sector Spring 2018 | Session 1
© 2018 Dr. Hugo D. Asencio Page 1 of 4
Leadership Development Plan
Due Date: Sunday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Contents
Overview…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Purpose……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Skills ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2
Knowledge ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2
Expectations………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..2
Grading Rubric…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Level of Achievement……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Evaluation Criteria and Expectations…………………………………………………………………………………………..3
PUB 520 – Leadership in the Public Sector Spring 2018 | Session 1
© 2018 Dr. Hugo D. Asencio Page 2 of 4
Overview
As part of this assignment, you will develop a Leadership Development Plan (LDP). Doing so will give
you an opportunity to reflect about who you are as a leader, so you can continue to build on your strengths
and make improvements where needed; this, so you can strategically to further develop as a leader.
Purpose
The purpose of the LDP is to help you practice the following skills and gain knowledge about the following
topics that are essential to your success in the MPA program and professional life.
Skills
• Discuss leadership traits, skills, and behaviors (Course LO 1)
• Apply APA formatting and citation guidelines (Course LO 3).
• Use information and communication technologies to strengthen public leadership knowledge,
communicate with others, and complete assignments (Course LO 4).
• Demonstrate communication skills (Course LO 5).
• Develop a leadership development plan (Course LO 7).
Knowledge
• Leadership strengths in terms of traits, skills, and behaviors.
• Leadership weaknesses in terms of traits, skills, and behaviors.
• S.M.A.R.T. goals.
• Leadership development actions.
Expectations
You need to submit your LDP:
• In a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) by Sunday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m.
• Via the drop box that will be available in Blackboard within Week 12, regardless of any
technical problems or any other issues that you may experience—if there is a system-wide problem
with Blackboard, I expect you to email me your work from your Toro account by the deadline (or
from your personal account, only if there is also a system-wide problem with Toromail); when the
issue has been resolved, I also expect you to submit your work via Blackboard.
Grading Rubric
You will receive three (3) points for meeting each of the following performance criteria (for a total of 30
points):
Level of Achievement
A (3.0) Exceptional demonstration of skills
B (2.4) Clearly demonstrates a pattern of skills
C (2.1) Evidence of a developing pattern of skills
D (1.8) Superficial, limited consistencies/demonstration of skills
F (1.5) Lacks evidence of demonstration of skills
N/C (0.0) Not completed
PUB 520 – Leadership in the Public Sector Spring 2018 | Session 1
© 2018 Dr. Hugo D. Asencio Page 3 of 4
Evaluation Criteria and Expectations
1. Introduction: LDP includes an introduction (no less than 10 sentences in length) that
successfully sets the stage for it. Such introduction discusses the importance of developing a
LDP.
2. Thesis statement: LDP includes a clear, well-defined one-to-two sentence thesis statement (at
the end of the introduction and in bold font) that makes a clear claim about how your LDP can
help you further develop as a leader.
3. Structure: LDP includes headings and sub-headings discussing the following:
a. Your leadership strengths in terms of:
 Traits (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 9 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed),
 Skills (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 10 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed), and
 Behaviors (discussed by Van Wart in Chapters 12, 13, and 14 of Leadership in
Public Organizations, 2nd ed);
b. Your leadership weaknesses in terms of:
 Traits (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 9 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed),
 Skills (discussed by Van Wart in Chapter 10 of Leadership in Public
Organizations, 2nd ed), and
 Behaviors (discussed by Van Wart in Chapters 12, 13, and 14 of Leadership in
Public Organizations, 2nd ed);
c. Your S.M.A.R.T. (S – specific; M – measurable; A – achievable; R – realistic; and T –
time-targeted) leadership development goals for the next 5 years; and
d. The specific actions that you will take to achieve each of your S.M.A.R.T. goals;
4. Clarity and expression: The argument of the LDP is clear and easy to follow. Paragraphs in the
LDP include short topic sentences and clear transitions to tie paragraphs together.
5. Thoughtfulness: LDP demonstrates careful analysis and evaluation of your leadership strengths
and weaknesses, your professional development goals for the next five years, and the actions that
you will take to achieve them.
6. Experiences and observations: LDP describes (in a few sentences) meaningful personal
experiences in a way that they illustrate your leadership strengths and weaknesses in terms of
traits, skills, and behaviors.
7. Conclusion: LDP includes a conclusion (no less than 10 sentences in length) that reminds the
reader of the importance of developing a LDP (not in bold font) and the key ideas/points
discussed in the LDP (in bold font).
8. Length: LDP is between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length (excluding the title page, abstract
and reference list). Word count is included at the end of the abstract under the heading “Word
Count” (in bold).
9. APA style: LDP is formatted according to APA guidelines and, at a minimum, includes the
following elements:
a. Title Page
b. Abstract (100-150 words in length)
c. Introduction
d. Your Leadership Strengths
i. Traits
ii. Skills
iii. Behaviors
e. Your Leadership Weaknesses
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i. Traits
ii. Skills
iii. Behaviors
f. S.M.A.R.T. Leadership Goals
g. Actions to Achieve S.M.A.R.T. Goals
h. Conclusion
i. Reference List
10. Language and proofing: LDP includes well-polished and professional language appropriate for
academic writing. It avoids colloquialisms, contractions (e.g., I’m, I’ve, it’s, you’re, you’ve),
metaphors, subjective words, passive voice, long sentences/paragraphs. LDP includes no
grammar, syntax, or punctuation errors.
Note: Your LDP needs to be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. For information on APA style click
here; also, take a look at this APA checklist and APA sample paper. Also, please take a look at the research
guide for my courses.

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