Timeline & Process
Phase 1. Synthesis of Past Perspective – The documents detailing past conversations and perspectives from various organizations charged with addressing the idea of a research trajectory for Leadership Education have been explored via a content analysis allowing for themes to emerge. These themes will provide the foundation for the development of the agenda.
Phase 2. Understanding Recommendations for Future Research in the Field – Graduate students at the University of Florida will be examining all of the recommendations for future research listed within articles published during the last three years in the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Leadership Education, Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, and Leadership Quarterly. This information and the consistent themes presented will provide the development team with timely perspective related to the priorities that we should include in the agenda.
Phase 3. Leadership Education Roundtable – There is a flurry of engaged academicians developing a name for themselves in Leadership Education from an interdisciplinary perspective. Their perspectives are critical to this process and will be collected via focus group discussions in New York City, NY in late February/early March 2013. Special appreciation is extended to the New York Times for assisting with this phase of the process.
Phase 4. Document Development – The previous three phases and the data collected from them will provide the foundation for the development of a draft document encapsulating the agenda.
Phase 5. Confirmation – The document will be vetted by preeminent scholars in the field of Leadership Education. Their perspectives will address opportunities for revision and create a holistic document grounded in the past and aimed at the future of our discipline.
Phase 6. Revision – Revisions will be made based on perspectives gleaned from Phase 5. A final draft will be developed and formatted for dissemination.
Phase 7. Dissemination – This process will culminate in the presentation of the agenda at the 2013 ALE Conference in New Orleans, LA. Contributors will be asked to develop manuscripts addressing their perspectives of the agenda with respect to their area of Leadership Education (i.e. Education, Business, Agricultural Education, etc.) for a special issue of the Journal of Leadership Education.
Question & Comments
In the spirit of collegial synergy, we invite use the ideas and phases listed above as talking points for your conversations. We also encourage you to contact the project coordinator, Tony Andenoro, at email@example.com or via phone at 352.294.1999, if you have questions or would like to offer considerations.