Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Higher and Adult Education
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Love, Jimmy, "A Journey Through Leadership Development Programs: A Qualitative Case Study" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1722.