Developing Soft Skills in Future Entrepreneurial Leaders: A Case Study of Park University’s MHA Program
Best of Region Presentation from Region 5.
Park University’s MHA faculty recognize that entrepreneurial leaders aren’t limited to those students who own or aspire to own a business, but rather entrepreneurial leaders are extremely valuable in firms where creativity and innovation are needed. It is well established that entrepreneurial leaders need to possess a mastery of “soft skills” in order to achieve professional success. Park University’s MHA was confident in its ability to prepare entrepreneurial minded graduates for the workforce; however, there is evidence that this opinion wasn’t shared by industry leaders. In response to this phenomenon, three years ago, the program redesigned the core curriculum and consciously integrated graded activities intended to strengthen the soft skills of students and lay the foundation for successful entrepreneurial leaders. This will be an interactive session that highlights best practices in the development of successful entrepreneurial leaders, through a strengthening of soft skills.
Presented by: Harold Griffin & Alla Adams; Park University