Followership education for postsecondary students

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New directions for student leadership Volume 2020 Issue 167 Pages 47-63


Many universities offer one or more courses on leadership that include followership as a topic. A few have offered a complete course on followership. However, there is little information on postsecondary followership training. This chapter explores the unique issues of introducing followership to students, many of whom have been told their entire lives that leadership is everything. This chapter highlights followership courses and programs at institutions that offer them, and explores the delivery of current practices, with suggestions for increasing efficacy.