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ERIC Number: EJ791354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Sailing through Leadership Theory
Northup, Kimberly R.
About Campus, v11 n1 p24-27 Mar-Apr 2006
The University of Tampa's Leadership and Sailing program introduces students to leadership and sailing simultaneously by situating their learning about leadership in the context of sailing. By combining outdoor adventure and leadership training, the program is designed to help students learn the basic components of a sailboat and operate the boat as a team. Through this experience, the students begin to explore, identify, and understand the four stages of Bruce Tuckman's model of group formation. They examine the roles that collaboration, common purpose, and commitment play in successfully sailing a boat as a team. They explore their feelings about conflict and discuss the positive aspects of engaging in controversy with civility. Ultimately, they are challenged to apply what they learn about leadership to their lives on land. The program, modeled after one at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, set sail at The University of Tampa in spring 2004. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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