Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6031

Author

Jimmy Love

Date

2017

Date of Award

8-23-2017

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Higher and Adult Education

Concentration

Adult Education

Committee Chair

Jefferey Wilson

Committee Member

Wendy Griswold

Committee Member

Donna Menke

Committee Member

Lamont Simmons

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the journey that leaders, specifically supervisors, experience in leadership development programs within an organization that specializes in distribution within the southeastern United States. The participants in this study were interviewed and observed in their working environment; during the interviews and observations, the researcher attempted to explore how the participants obtained and applied leadership skills learned within the training and development program that was provided by the organization. Data was obtained from the participants and four themes emerged: (1) pratical training, (2) relevant knowledge, (3) gauge progress, and (4) conducive learning environment. From the data, it appears that this organization needs to improve upon the structure and delivery of its leadership development programs.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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