ERIC Number: ED409764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-3
Keith, Kent M.
This paper discusses the development of Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the concept of servant leadership that is stressed by the university. Chaminade University was founded in 1955 by the Society of Mary, a Catholic organization started by Father William Joseph Chaminade in 1817. One of the major purposes of the Society of Mary is to educate leaders, and both the society and the university emphasize the concept of servant leadership in the educational programs. Servant leadership is based on love and caring for all fellow beings and the desire to help them, not the accumulation of power or prestige. Servant leaders are focused on helping others and on helping society. Examples of servant leaders and servant leadership are drawn from religious and philosophical writings, history, and business. Chaminade University founded the Chaminade Leadership Institute in 1989 to provide servant leadership workshops to students, and since then the institute has grown into a program that offers workshops, academic courses, and community service projects. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Social Science Association (Honolulu, HI, October 3, 1994).