Action research project: Open access
MA Higher Education Leadership
Current leadership development programs often neglect the development of group leadership, especially when working with a culturally diverse group. The purpose of this study was to enhance my ability to lead a group of student advisors currently enrolled in the Counseling and Social Change Program at San Diego State University. The data gathering process included surveys, a review of documents, a formal peer advisor training, and a reflective focus group. Through this process and grounded in feminist and group relations theory I worked both with the student advisors and the director of the program to develop a successful team dynamic. I specifically used the group analysis system BART and a Feminist Leadership lens to develop both the individual students and the group. This combination resulted in the most efficient peer advisor cohort the Counseling and Social Change program has seen.
Digital USD Citation
Contreras, Delia, "Group Development for Transformational Change: co-creating and co-developing an efficient peer advisor team at San Diego State University using the group analysis system BART and Feminist Leadership" (2019). M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects. 43.