International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Methodist University Leadership Journey: Assessing Student Leadership Development Program
Willis M. Watt, Andrew H. Ziegler

Can leadership be taught? It has been argued that while leadership training exists, it should have ended long ago. However, there is empirical research supporting the belief leadership skills, like any other skill, can be taught. The purpose of this field research is to present an overview of the Methodist University Leadership Journey program, examine students’ rationale for participating, and their level of involvement in this cross-discipline leadership development program. Students engaged in the leadership development program (N=73) were sent an email questionnaire concerning their involvement in the program with 20 respondents (26%). Results indicated a wide range of reasons for participating along with ideas for improving the overall program.

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