The purpose of this qualitative study explored how the alumni members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. transferred their leadership skills from the fraternity in their workplace. Fraternity involvement and leadership development are seen as volunteer activities, self-assessments of leadership skills and the assessment of the voluntary associations' ability to develop leadership. This study only examined the alumni members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity chapters located in a large Midwestern State. Alumni members who want to cultivate their leadership abilities are able to pursue avenues outside of the workplace. Outlets include, but are not limited to, teaching courses and hands-on training. Leadership experience gained through fraternity participation has served as an informal training academy for career preparation and aided in social networking for its members. Using qualitative interviews, the study explored the lived experiences of alumni members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
|Advisor:||Green, Tiffany G.|
|Commitee:||Allen, Jeffrey S., Robbins, Shelly R.|
|Department:||School of Business and Technology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Cultural anthropology, Black history|
|Keywords:||African-American, Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Leadership development, Mentoring, Networking, Organizations, Voluntary associations|
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