Praise for Deeper Learning in Leadership
"What a compelling synthesis pushing new and seasoned students of leadership to explore leadership at a deeper level! Roberts′ thirty years of wisdom built on helping college students explore leadership leaps off every page."
Susan R. Komives, coauthor of Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference
"This book inspires and illuminates. It provides a profound synthesis and set of recommendations applicable to any campus on the ways we can use the special opportunities of college life to develop the next generations of leadership."
Ronald A. Heifetz, co–founder, Center for Public Leadership, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"Save yourself time and trouble this book is a huge and trustworthy stepping–stone toward rethinking the formation of leadership in the context of higher education. Roberts has distilled a remarkable blend of historical perspective, contemporary theory, and current practice to inform and inspire the creation of mentoring environments that can make a positive difference for the academy and for our world."
Sharon Daloz Parks, author of Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World
"Bridging the gap between theory and practice, linking learning and leadership, this book is a must–read for all in the academic community committed to creating the best learning and leadership environment on their campuses."
Cynthia Cherrey, president and chair of the board, International Leadership Association
The Author xix
1. Introduction and Potential of Deeper Learning 1
2. Context of Leadership Learning 19
3. Leadership Theory in Use 41
4. Preparing Leadership for the Future 63
5. Accessing Purpose and Voice for Deeper Leadership 95
6. Leadership Program Design and Continuous Improvement 131
7. Innovations to Deepen Leadership 165
8. Challenges and Opportunities in Deepening Leadership 203
Dennis C. Roberts is associate vice president for student affairs, Miami University (Ohio). He is responsible for the student leadership, campus and community life programs, including career services, student activities, and fraternity and sorority life; as well as community engagement, service learning, and civic leadership.