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Leadership In Action: Student Leadership Development In An Event Management Course, Sara B. Marcketti, Susan W. Arendt, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2011

Leadership In Action: Student Leadership Development In An Event Management Course, Sara B. Marcketti, Susan W. Arendt, Mack C. Shelley

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The purpose of this paper was to examine the leadership practice scores and leadership behaviors of students before and after an event management course. A mixed methods approach was utilized. The Student- Leadership Practice Inventory (S-LPI) was administered to a sample of 184 students in three semesters of an event management course. Students completed the S-LPI at the beginning and at the end of the course. The students also wrote reflections of their leadership behaviors and learnings.

Results of the study showed that students’ mean leadership scores increased significantly for all practice areas between pre and post, with the largest ...