This study reports on the use of outdoor experiential training as a methodology for accelerating the group citizenship and leadership behaviors of undergraduate students. Using the emotional intelligence foundational skills of interpersonal competence and intrapersonal insight as a frame of reference for skill acquisition and measurement, it outlines the results of a self-assessment instrument and a small group problem solving exercise. Students reported a significant increase in group citizenship skills and the problem solving exercise indicated behavioral manifestations of these skills. The importance of incorporating the lessons of outdoor experiential training into an engaged classroom environment, mythological limitations, and opportunities for further research are discussed.
Noer, David and Waters, Rex
"USING OUTDOOR EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING TO STIMULATE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE COMPETENCIES AND GROUP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol1/iss1/10