Outdoor experiential training as a medium for the development of today’s leaders

Brymer, Eric, Gray, Tonia, & Cotton, Wayne (2011) Outdoor experiential training as a medium for the development of today’s leaders. Journal of Spirituality, Leadership and Management, 5(1), pp. 58-68.

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Outdoor experiential training is often used for the enhancement of generalised workplace skills including those considered relevant for effective leadership.

Traditionally, facilitation processes and strategies employed in outdoor experiential training have often relied on theories delivered as part of an outdoor leadership training program. This was premised on the assumption that skills and capabilities developed in such programs transfer to the mainstream business market. In this paper we present data from an International study on the characteristics of outdoor education professionals that adds further insights into the role that outdoor experiential training plays in the development of generic leadership characteristics.

Outdoor leaders were found to characterise transformational leadership qualities and considered that the development of these qualities were directly linked to their outdoor experiential training.

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ID Code: 48832
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: outdoor experiential training, , leadership development, , generic leadership, transformational leadership
ISSN: 1447-3771
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2011 Spirituality, Leadership and Management Inc
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Deposited On: 23 Feb 2012 22:39
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2012 22:47

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