ERIC Number: ED300558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Personal and Organizational Development through a Leadership Development Program.
Bolton, Elizabeth B.
A leadership development program was conducted by the home economics department of the University of Florida. The program consisted of an 11-week structured learning experience conducted by county home economics extension faculty for participants recruited from local voluntary associations in four counties. The broad objective of the program was to develop a cadre of local leaders who were able to identify and resolve issues in neighborhoods and communities. A self-report method using the focus group interview was used to collect data from the participants; 24 of 58 people who completed the course participated in the focus group interviews. Content analysis of the interview reports focused on indicators of change in the four dependent variables: (1) increase in knowledge; (2) increase in capability; (3) increase in participation and leadership in voluntary associations; and (4) increase in involvement in community affairs. The results of this study show that leadership skills, knowledge, and attitudes, acquired or reinforced through a structured learning experience, were applied by the participants to local problems and issues. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Tulsa, OK, November 1-5, 1988).