Fostering Leadership Capacity among Black Male Achievers: Findings from an Identity-Based Leadership Immersion Program

Jasmine Collins, Ceclia Suarez, Cameron Beatty, David Rosch

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This study investigates the extent to which leadership capacity gains differ between participants of a leader development session targeted towards Black men and (a) other Black men who participated in racially and gender-diverse sessions; and (b) a racially proportionate sample of other men in racially and gender-diverse sessions. We employed an anti-deficit achievement framework within this research. Findings suggested that Black men who attended an all-Black Male session made gains similar or greater than each comparison group,even considering elevated capacity levels prior to participating. This study addresses important implications for understanding how engaging with same-race, same-gendered peers informal leadership programs can support Black men in continuing to develop leadership capacity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-96
JournalJournal of Leadership Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2017

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