This talk will introduce the concept of developmental readiness for leadership, and in the context of higher education, discuss its relevance in examining the effects of leadership education interventions in building leadership capacity in students. Specifically, it will focus on three aspects of student leadership development: leadership self-efficacy (“ready”), motivation to lead (“willing”), and leadership skill (“able”). Recent research suggests that students at various levels of readiness display disparate gains in each of these three areas within the same interventions.
College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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