The Impact of Coaching on the Leadership Practicum Process

Abstract: 

A challenge exists to fully utilize practicum experiential learning due to the nature of a practicum and lack of adequate supervision and guided reflection. Students engaged in leadership practicums apply theoretical concepts and models while advancing their personal leadership. Often, students could obtain a more thorough learning experience if guided by a coach who asks critical quest"ons and creates a venue for more in-depth self-reflectWn. This paper discusses the impact coaching has on undergroduate leadership practicums and the benefus students can gain from the guidance provided by leadership coaches. A practical application provided a means to qualil4tively evaluate the benefus of coaching during leadership practicums while highlighting the resources needed and limitations.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Marie Yeager
John Baker
Phillip Coleman
Year of Publication: 
2011
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Business & Leadership Research, Practice and Teaching
Volume: 
7
Edition: 
2011
Pages: 
1-13
Publication Language: 
English