Managing Change on Campus: Developing Leadership Skills of Students through University’s Problems Assignment

Dr. Chaiyaset Promsri

Abstract

The objective of this current study is to maximize students’ leadership skills focusing on vision creation through the project assignment that relates to students’ perspectives on campus problems. A total of one-hundred undergraduate students from three different cohorts who registered in leadership course at Faculty of Business Administration, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon were participants in this present study. Results indicated that 41% of 12 groups from three cohorts could apply decision-making process as part of their brainstorming to choose the most important problem of their group. All of them could apply the concepts of change management to solve the problems effectively. Half of them (50%) were able to apply motivation theory as part of their change management plan. Also, results showed that 75% of them had properly selected the urgent and important problems to be solved while 25% of them failed to propose the realistic plans that could really make change happened in the university. Discussions and recommendations for a further study were also presented.

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