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Transition to Success by Christine L. Allegretti, Melinda S. Harper

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CHAPTER 4

Training Students to Lead

Preliminary Leadership Training Workshops

An initial training session or organized seminar is essential to help prepare novice student leaders for the experience of facilitating a group discussion of peers. A common approach to training is to develop and implement a workshop focused on the topic at hand. This approach is used across disciplines such as science, business, and health to educate participants with the basic knowledge and skillset needed to begin the experience (Allan, Bland, & Dawson, 1990; Gosser & Roth, 1998). Research indicates workshop participants reported an increase in confidence, knowledge, and technical skills following the workshop (Pandey et al., 2005). In addition, evidence suggests ...

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