Students Make Leadership Meaning through Dialogue and Discussions
The value of a good conversation was evident from the data gathered. Students gained knowledge and made meaning of the subject matter through discussing it and engaging in dialogue with fellow participants. High quality programs utilize opportunities for dialogue and applied discussions with a variety of activities to advance student leadership development.
Actions. The students make leadership meaning through dialogue and discussions attribute is brought to practice through two primary ways in high quality leadership programs. First, programs engage students in group discussions, debriefings, and dialogues stimulated by events, activities, readings, and presentations. Second, programs engage students in making meaning and connections to readings through discussing their out-of-program experiences.
Effects on students. There is one major effect that was found of the students make leadership meaning through dialogue and discussions attribute. Students improve their listening and speaking communication skills through listening to others and telling their own thoughts.