Leadership development in the construction engineering industry

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dc.contributor Ford, David M.
dc.contributor Fridley, Kenneth J.
dc.contributor.advisor Back, W. Edward
dc.contributor.author Struyf, Sammy
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:36:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:36:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000399
dc.identifier.other Struyf_alatus_0004M_10483
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/905
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This research investigates a methodology to effectively assess the development of leadership training in the construction industry. The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the world and in order to stay competitive, engineering firms must find a way to train their employees to become qualified leaders in their specific discipline. A structured, efficient method of training leadership skills must be developed to provide construction and design professionals with the necessary information to become successful without sacrificing day-to-day productivity. Two leadership training methods were developed for this thesis research. In order to determine if these leadership training programs were successful, it was necessary to measure the effectiveness of these programs. The first aspect of this research focused on developing a delivery method for a leadership training development program. An efficient means by which to measure the effectiveness of the program was then addressed. Finally, the resulting data gathered from the program evaluations was analyzed in order to determine whether or not the program was successful in meeting its objectives. The result of the data analysis revealed that the leadership development program had significantly improved the leadership skills of the participating construction and design engineering professionals.
dc.format.extent 143 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Engineering, Civil
dc.title Leadership development in the construction engineering industry
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
etdms.degree.discipline Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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