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Leadership and Volunteering

Research Project Virginia Tech
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Ibrahim Al Salem

on 25 January 2012

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Transcript of Leadership and Volunteering

Volunteering and Leadership by
Eddy Bongwele
Hinda Pare
Ibrahim Al Salem
Thang Za Lian July 28 , 2011 Introduction

Methods

Findings and Analysis

Conclusion Why did we conduct this study? Leadership issues The perspective of volunteering and leadership development The relationship between volunteerism and leadership development Research Question Research Objective Literature
Review Research
Design Data Collection Method Study
Area Scope of Limitation Primary
Data Secondary
Data Semi-Structured Interview
Observation
Group Discussion Articles
Journals
Books
Documents Findings & Analysis
Conclusion Introduction Methods Goals & Objectives Concepts Findings & Analysis Volunteering Commitment

Leadership Development

Relationship between volunteering and leadership Volunteering
Commitment Reasons for interviewees to volunteer: Interest and sense of responsibility Volunteering
Commitment Devoted time for volunteer work: Leadership
Development Process of recruitment Challenges: Leadership
Development Focusing on people first Problem-solving Strategies: Relationship between Volunteering & Leadership Social relationships All 8 participants agreed that volunteering improves leadership skills: Relationship between Volunteering & Leadership “There is a strong relationship between these two concepts, but to be a leader you don’t have to be a volunteer.” Gilboy Contrasts Does Volunteering Improve Leadership Skills? Empathy Decision Making Social Relationships "Volunteer activities can foster enormous leadership skills. The non-professional volunteer world is a laboratory for self-realization." Charles de Gaulle Does Volunteering Improve Leadership Skills? Research Question Conclusion Sense of Responsiblity Hours / Month THANK YOU "In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it." Interviewees Gilboy McDaniels Reich Morikawa Secretary of Board in Farmer’s Market, Gate Keeper and Sustainability Week activities Volunteer for the American Counseling Association Director of volunteers at the YMCA The former executive director of the community foundation of New River Valley Interviewees Youngs Rordam Sewell Snoke Volunteer at International Peace Garden Blacksburg’s Mayor Emeritus faculty member at Virginia Tech TESL-L Association, Literacy Volunteers, League of Women Voters Empathy Understanding others’ culture Decision-making Marianne Williamson Devotion to religious activities Gratitude, contribution to the community Making the experience meaningful for volunteers Time limitation and lack of motivation Awakening volunteers’ strengths Managing anxiety "A leader of volunteer organizations has more commitment than leaders of other organizations like a business or a union." Catano, Pond, & Kalloway “To be an effective leader, you have to be a volunteer.” Sewell
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