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Generational differences and participant experiences in leadership development: A phenomenological study


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This this qualitative phenomenological study examines generational cohort perceptions as they apply to civilian leadership training within the DOD. Zenger, Ulrich and Smallwood (2000) describe that a new approach for developing future leaders is necessary. Identifying whether generational perceptions of ELDP members positively or negatively impact DOD civilian leadership training can be useful in determining whether traditional training and education meets the needs of today's civilian expeditionary force. The sample consisted of 18 graduates of the ELDP program, and included a semi-structured one-on-one interview of six key questions designed to explore graduate experiences. Participants shared their experiences related to the leadership development course and the results suggest that while no clear indication of generational differences influence leadership development, the ELDP course is extremely effective. Analysis also reveals that while improvements could be made, overall graduate satisfaction is extremely high the experiential approach utilized by the program is very successful.

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Subject
Management;
Adult education;
Public administration;
Studies;
Management development;
Leadership training;
Generational differences;
Phenomenology
Classification
0454: Management
0516: Adult education
0617: Public administration
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Civilian leadership training; Department of Defense; Executive Leadership Development Program; Generational differences; Leadership development
Title
Generational differences and participant experiences in leadership development: A phenomenological study
Author
Remedies, Suzanne E.
Number of pages
163
Publication year
2012
Degree date
2012
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 73/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267353542
Advisor
Lathan, Calvin
Committee member
Singh, Raj; Thomas, Carlos
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Business and Technology
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3509148
ProQuest document ID
1019234356
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1019234356
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