Passage through the Leadership Labyrinth: A Women’s Journey in the Collegiate Recreation Profession

Recorded On: 01/14/2021

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The gender equity movement and the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 played key roles in advancing collegiate recreation (McFadden and Molina, 2016). Almost fifty years later there is still limited information regarding the experiences had by women in collegiate recreation. Understanding the characteristics that make up a woman’s experience in collegiate recreation, this study provides an exploratory perspective of women in the industry regarding roles and the positions held in the field. As women continue their professional trajectory in the collegiate recreation field personal levels of self-efficacy may impact applying for a new position, taking on a new role in the department, or applying to serve in a volunteer leadership role. The study created space for women to share experiences regarding individual human capital, gender differences, and prejudice as they learn to work through the leadership labyrinth.

Learning Outcome(s)

  1. Describe the complex journey had by women as they navigate their professional careers.
  2. Identify interventions for professionals to address the complexities faced by women.
  3. Create strategies to best support women in the workplace.

Competencies

  • Personal & Professional Qualities
  • Research & Evaluation

CEUs

  • 1.0 NIRSA CEUs

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Passage through the Leadership Labyrinth: A Women’s Journey in the Collegiate Recreation Profession
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Certificate
1.00 NIRSA CEUs credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 NIRSA CEUs credit  |  Certificate available

Cara Lucia, PhD

NIRSA President; Associate Professor

Elon University

Mila Padgett

NIRSA President Designee; Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness

University of South Carolina Aiken