While we might not be able to create prominent leaders in our agricultural schools, we can do a better job of providing our students with the skills, knowledge and perspectives to help them become better professionals, better citizens and better leaders. One way to do this is to develop courses specifically designed to help students improve their leadership. This article outlines eight leadership principles and the teaching/learning climate and approaches based on those principles used in an undergraduate leadership course. The leadership skills and perspectives promoted and teaching modifications that must be made to utilize this approach are summarized.
teaching leadership, undergraduate leadership course