A Community Leadership Website Project: Sustainability And Other Issues

Ehrich, Lisa C., Cranston, Neil, Creyton, Mark, Olive, Debra, Fuller, Sara J., & Lawson, Stuart (2005) A Community Leadership Website Project: Sustainability And Other Issues. In Searle, J., Beven, F., & Roebuck, D. (Eds.) Transitions, interrelationships, partnerships and sustainable futures, 5 - 7 December 2005, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Qld.

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This paper reports on an ongoing partnership between Queensland University of Technology and Volunteering Queensland regarding the development and revision of a website for community leaders. The website, designed in late 2003, was established to provide a range of learning activities for community leaders including a problem based learning activity, case studies of community leaders and a range of resources deemed significant for leaders in the community. To date, anecdotal evidence as well as some more hard evidence (i.e. number of visits to the site), indicates that the site appears to be a valuable resource for community leaders. The purpose of this paper was firstly to investigate the utility of the site and secondly to consider some bigger issues concerning its sustainability. To achieve this, the paper explores the perceptions of (i) a group of community leaders regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the site; and (ii) key stakeholders (from QUT and Volunteering Queensland) who participated in a focus group discussion to consider important issues relating to its management and sustainability. Themes emerging from the two groups are provided and implications for small scale partnership projects such as this one are discussed.

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ID Code: 2889
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: [This conference paper was published in a book of proceedings: details are as follows:
Searle, J., Beven, F. & Roebuck, D. (eds)(2005) Transitions, interrelationships, partnerships and sustainable futures. Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training,.Volume 2, Centre for Learning Research, Griffith University].
Keywords: leadership, sustainability, website
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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