International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Institute for Community Leadership Case Study: Grassroots Authentic Leader Development Program
Willis M. Watt, Ph.D.

Since 2004 the Institute for Community Leadership (ICL) program has empowered grassroots community members to step up to the challenge of leading in today’s turbulent times. This article presents a case study of the ICL leadership development program for adult learners seeking to serve their community as authentic servant-oriented leaders. To appreciate what ICL has accomplished during its 15-plus years, it is necessary to review the theoretical bases of leadership development, ICL’s historical background, its purposes and goals, current activities, past achievements, outcomes and observations, and discussion and conclusions.

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