ERIC Number: EJ1130242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Experiences and Outcomes of a Women's Leadership Development Program: A Phenomenological Investigation
Brue, Krystal L.; Brue, Shawn A.
Journal of Leadership Education, v15 n3 p75-97 2016
Women's leadership training programs provide organizations opportunities to value women leaders as organizational resources. This qualitative research utilized phenomenological methodology to examine lived experiences of seven alumni of a women's-only leadership program. We conducted semi-structured interviews to clarify what learning elements were most beneficial in furthering an individuals' leadership role. Emerging research themes included perceptional and personal agency changes within participants. Women's leadership programs provided an opportunity for cognitive, affective, and behavioral growth; engaging learning activities, social capital development, and relational model methodologies were perceived as most helpful in leadership development. Action learning techniques, fostering interconnectedness, and philosophical leadership development activities were critical elements in leadership development. Insights gained from this study provided perspective on the unique experiences of women in a leadership training program.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Females, Alumni, Experience, Outcomes of Education, Phenomenology, Semi Structured Interviews, Leadership Role, Womens Education, Individual Power, Learning Strategies, Individual Development, Barriers
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma
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