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Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Leadership Services Department. The Leadership Services Department, responsible for program support, leadership development and national training programs, is dissolved in 1960 and its duties are split between the Community Division and two proposed bureaus. A memorandum announces this decision and plan of transfer of responsibilities. Program guides, discussion guides and articles provide suggested program content, methods for conducting group discussion, exploration of the role of the administrator or group leader and materials for use in programs. Additional documents include Leadership Services Department emphases, a guide for using staff development materials and "Look Beneath the Surface of the Community," a guide for collecting community information.
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Leadership services, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.