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ERIC Number: EJ1136435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Legacy Leadership Institutes: Strengthening Leadership for Community Involvement in 50+ Adults
Manning, Tracey T.; Wilson, Laura; Harlow-Rosentraub, Karen
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n2 p80-92 Fall 2006
Baby-boomers, the sizeable group of knowledgeable, competent, and motivated adults born between 1946 and 1964, view the increased flexibility in lifestyle of their later years as an opportunity to make a further contribution to society (Wilson & Simson, 2006). How can this potential be realized? Legacy Leadership Institutes, created by the University of Maryland's Center on Aging, are designed in collaboration with community agencies through a process of needs assessment and volunteer position development. They provide intense classroom instruction in specific role competencies and non-positional leadership development, followed by supervised field placements in those agencies. The outcome is higher volunteer competence and leadership role self-efficacy, increased civic engagement, challenging volunteer roles, and ultimate enhancement of community social capital.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland
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