“Make the world a better place”: Local leadership as a vehicle for personal and community development

Dian van Huijstee, Richard Ronay

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Abstract

Community engagement, defined as the collaboration“between higher educationinstitutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, or global)for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context ofpartnership and reciprocity”(Carnegie, 2006), has been positively associated withphysical and psychological health, self-confidence, self-esteem, and the develop-ment of personal relationships (Attree et al., 2011). In this chapter, we discuss onemeans of fostering such university–community partnerships and their ancillarybenefits within the context of a master’s-level course in leadership.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Community Engagement and Outreach
EditorsJoseph A. Allen, Roni Reiter-Palmon
PublisherCambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chapter17
Pages301-314
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781108277693
ISBN (Print)9781108405256 , 9781108417464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameCambridge Handbooks in Psychology

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