Women’s Leadership Development: A Reflective Examination of The Leadership Center in Honduras
Charles P. Seeley, Grand Canyon University & The Leadership Center (Honduras)
Joseph Rahm, The Leadership Center (Honduras)
The opportunity behind this specific reflective practice is the transition of senior leadership of The Leadership Center in Honduras. The outgoing executive director, a U.S. missionary, is returning to the US with his family. A successful transition is critically important to all stakeholders because of the significant impact that The Leadership Center is having on young Honduran women and their communities. The authors applied the techniques of reflective practice and the literature of women’s leadership development to analyze two major areas of practice for The Leadership Center: (1) values, and (2) women’s leadership development. This reflective practice seeks to explore and address two critical questions. First, how well are we living out the stated values of The Leadership Center, and what can we do to live out our values more fully (Leitch & Day, 2000; Whitehead, 1989)? Second, how can we improve the practice of women’s leadership development at The Leadership Center (Leitch & Day, 2000; Whitehead, 1989)? The outcome of this reflective practice will be a valuable element in the transition process and will serve as a guide to improve the practice of women’s leadership development at The Leadership Center.