Reflective Practice and Program Development

Effective leaders of infant-family programs create relationships characterized by trust, support, and growth among professional colleagues, parents, and children.

These relationships profoundly affect the quality of services provided by infant-family programs. Reflective leadership is characterized by self-awareness, careful and continuous observation, and respectful, flexible responses that result in reflective and relationship-based programs.

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Resources on Reflective Practice

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    Leadership as a Way of Thinking

    Learn how leadership can be viewed from three perspectives: the exercise of influence, an expression of values, and a statement about one's hopes and dreams.

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    Three Building Blocks of Reflective Supervision

    Reflective supervision promotes and supports the development of a relationship-based organization.

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    Leadership Self-Assessment Tool

    The Leadership Self-Assessment is a series of statements and reflective questions that offer insight into your leadership style to help you identify your strengths and opportunities for growth.

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    What Is Reflective Leadership?

    Learn what reflective supervision is and how it is the key for creating a relationship-based organization.

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    Reflective Supervision Essentials

    $81.47 — This must-read resource series serves as a basis for training strong and effective supervisors for infant/family programs. This special bundle of …

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    Reflective Supervision and Leadership

    $40.95 — Reflective supervision is hard and it's an even greater challenge when the same supervisor must provide both reflective and administrative supervisio…

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    Reflective Supervision In Practice

    $15.00 — This powerful training resource follows four infant/family programs as they implement reflective supervision, an approach that is characterized by mu…