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Winton, Steven L.; Palmer, Sarah; Hughes, Patrick J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Leadership education must evolve to keep pace with the growing recognition that effective leadership happens in a complex environment and is as much a systemic variable as a personal one. As part of a program review process, a graduate leadership program at a private Midwestern university conducted a qualitative review of 18 online graduate…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Leadership Training, Qualitative Research, Graduate Study
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Manning-Ouellette, Amber; Black, Katie M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
As online education offerings are extended to more students, organizations are increasingly interested in the effectiveness of online learning compared to a traditional classroom. The need for research on the learning outcomes of students is imperative. The purpose of this study is to compare student learning in a traditional classroom with the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Qualitative Research, Online Courses, Experiential Learning
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Fritz, Mackenzie R.; Guthrie, Kathy L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
Values clarification is a dynamic process in which people come to understand what they individually view as important in their lives by placing a name or label to what one values. This process commonly occurs during the traditional college years and is a critical component of leadership education. This qualitative study examined how junior-level…
Descriptors: Values Clarification, Leadership Training, Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students
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Strawn, Kellie; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
This qualitative study explored the leadership development outcomes associated with specific experiences in a one-year, intensive leadership development program at a large northwest research university. Students highlighted three programmatic experiences for their effectiveness: (a) faculty mentoring, (b) participation in a weekly seminar, and (c)…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Mentors, Outcomes of Education, Experiential Learning
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Andenoro, Anthony C.; Sowcik, Matthew J.; Balser, Teresa C. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
Complex and adaptive challenges threaten human well-being and sustainability. However, our leadership graduates often lack the capacity and or commitment to address these challenges in a meaningful way. This paper details a five-year study exploring the impact of an interdisciplinary undergraduate course on the development of global capacities,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Global Approach
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Burbank, Michael; Odom, Summer F.; Sandlin, M'Randa R. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Leadership educators seek to understand how they can better develop leadership among their students through formal and informal course experiences. The purpose of this study was to understand how undergraduate students perceive reasons for changes in their leadership practices, after completing a personal leadership education course. The course…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Behavior Change
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Odom, Summer F.; Ho, Sarah P.; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
The Undergraduate Leadership Teaching Assistant (ULTA) experience offers students a high-impact opportunity to develop, practice, and evaluate their leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine outcomes of the ULTA experience as a high-impact practice for students studying leadership. Weekly…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Teaching Assistants, Qualitative Research, Transfer of Training
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Zimmerman, Jeff – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
This paper provides an insightful perspective to the common problem facing many global leadership educators across the U.S.: helping students understand "global leadership" while they sit in U.S. classrooms. The instructor of an undergraduate leadership course addressed this problem by recreating for U.S. students in local "cultural…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Leadership Training, Culture Conflict
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Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Owen, Mitchel; Jones, David – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
This leadership education evaluation study explored the leadership development outcomes of potential county extension directors and the ways to improve the program. The leadership education program aimed to improve participants' leadership abilities in understanding self, building relationships and managing resources. The analysis of quantitative…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Training
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Anderson, Jessica; Bruce, Jacklyn; Mouton, Lauren – Journal of Leadership Education, 2010
The purposes of this qualitative study were to determine the contribution of 4-H experiences to leadership life skill development of college-level 4-H alumni and to determine the effect of those skills on collegiate alumni's desire to continue involvement in 4-H. The research methods included semi-structured interviews. Major findings of the study…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Extension Education, Skill Development, Alumni
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Black, Alice M.; Metzler, Dianne P.; Waldrum, Joseph – Journal of Leadership Education, 2006
This qualitative study attempts to document outcomes of two statewide agricultural and rural leadership programs by determining the affects of the program on participants after they graduate. The study explored three levels of outcomes: individual, organizational and community using the EvaluLEAD framework developed by Grove, Kibel and Haas…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Program Evaluation, Leadership Training, Qualitative Research
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Bruce, Jacklyn A.; Boyd, Barry L.; Dooley, Kim E. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2005
The purpose of this qualitative study was to evaluate if the environment of the State 4-H Council fosters transfer of training to life after the 4-H program. Purposive sampling identified former members of a State 4-H Council. The research methods included semi-structured and unstructured interviews. Major findings of the study noted that most…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Personality Traits, Qualitative Research, National Organizations