A challenge exists to fully utilize practicum experiential learning due to the nature of a practicum and lack of adequate supervision and guided reflection. Students engaged in leadership practicums apply theoretical concepts and models while advancing their personal leadership. Often, students could obtain a more thorough learning experience if guided by a coach who asks critical questions and creates a venue for more in-depth self-reflecting. This paper discusses the impact coaching has on undergraduate leadership practicums and the benefits students can gain from the guidance provided by leadership coaches. A practical application provided a means to qualitatively evaluate the benefits of coaching during leadership practicums while highlighting the resources needed and limitations.
Yager, Marie; Baker, John; and Coleman, Phillip
"The Impact of Coaching On The Leadership Practicum Process,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol7/iss1/2