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Nick Mamalakis Emerging Leader Program Learning Outcomes

 

2011-2012 Learning Outcomes

Leaning Outcome: 80% of students participating in the Emerging Leader Program will be able to develop a better understanding of their personal values.

Method: Participants were led through an interactive exercise where they had to place a dollar value on different values and principles outlined in the “Exploring Leadership for College Students Who Want to Make A Difference” curriculum.  The activity was geared to show the students where they placed a greater emphasis and value on personal values.  Participants were assessed using the Zoomerang survey program at the conclusion of the session.

Results: 90% of participants in the Emerging Leader Program indicated that through participating in the program they have developed a better understanding of their personal values. 

Learning Outcome: 85% of participants in the Emerging Leader Program will be able to identify their own leadership behaviors.

Method: Participants took part in a Leadership in the Movies session where they watched clips of several movies and had to recognize certain leadership behaviors portrayed in the movies.  Students then applied the leadership behaviors that were determined through the films and applied those behaviors to different situations that leaders may face.  Participants were assessed using the Zoomerang survey program at the conclusion of the session.

Results: 100% of students participating in the Emerging Leader Program were able to identify their own leadership behaviors as a result of participating in the program.  Some of the leadership behaviors included persistence, organization, shared vision, honesty, and competency.

Learning Outcome: 85% of participants in the Emerging Leader Program will have a better understanding of leading with integrity and moral purpose.

Method: Participants were led through two sessions on the topic of leading with integrity and moral purpose.  The first session was facilitated by a well respected businessman in the Savannah community who talked with the participants about his experience through his career and the obstacles of moral issues in the workplace and how he overcame the obstacles to lead with integrity and moral purpose.  The second session students debated a current issue topic where they had to present a case on both sides of the topic and define their factual, integrity and moral reasoning with their side of the issue.  Participants were assessed using the Zoomerang survey program at the conclusion of the session.

Results: 100% of students participating in the Emerging Leader Program identified that as a result of participating in the program that they had a better understanding of leading with integrity and moral purpose.

Changes as a Result of Assessment
As a result of the 2011-2012 Nick Mamalakis Emerging Leader Program, the program in 2012-2013 will be expanded from one cohort to two cohorts.  The fall cohort will be sophomore students and the spring cohort will be for freshman students.  The program content is also being changed to allow more community and organization leaders outside the campus to be involved in the facilitation including Armstrong alumni.