The Path Less Traveled: Facilitating Learning about Path-Goal Leadership Theory Through Experiential Pedagogy

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings of the 2015 Association of Leadership Educators Conference


This workshop showcases innovative active and experiential learning strategies to facilitate Path-Goal Theory (PGT) with leadership students. In this session, experienced leadership educators will expound the theory and demonstrate how PGT can be used in the classroom as an observation instrument to assess team effectiveness and motivation towards goal attainment. Additionally, facilitators will highlight how expectancy and motivation influence leadership effectiveness, highlight best practices, and lead participants in a focused discussion and debrief.