Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
Dungeons and Dragons, leadership development, change management, TRPGs, creativity
Role-playing games are frequently used within the social sciences to study several aspects of the human experience and development. Existing research suggests that role-playing games encourage the development of critical and strategic decision-making, teamwork, and creative thinking, all behaviors integral to the development of lasting leadership competencies. This integrative review theorizes using TRPG roleplay games as unconventional tools for skill development and examines the implications for leadership applications. This inductive approach revealed a comprehensive picture of the importance of TRPGs integration into leadership development programs. It is at the intersection between creativity and leadership where organizational leaders have the potential to develop creativity training interventions to enhance and increase leaders’ creative potential and emotional creativity.
Keywords: Dungeons and Dragons, leadership development, change management, TRPGs, creativity.
Funk, Samantha MA, "Examining The Implications Of Tabletop Roleplaying Games For Use In Leadership Development: An Integrative Review" (2021). All Theses & Dissertations. 413.