Religious Employees/Individual Contributors/Members/Adults
The focus of this project was the development of programming
which intentionally addressed the leadership gifts and challenges experienced by
those who are the diocese of Bismarck’s core catechetical leaders: rural women
who do not have a college academic preparation.
Study participants included 34 women who participated in
eight listening sessions in catechetical deanery meetings held throughout the
diocese. Pre and post (20 months apart) LPI-Self were administered, and complete
scores were available from 11 of the 14 participants.
Substantial growth (pre and post test differences were not
subjected to statistical analysis) were noted for Challenging the Process, as was
true for Inspiring a Shared Vision. In both cases nearly every individual behavior
(statement) showed substantially more usage. Scores for Modeling deceased over
this time period, which was because “these took a back-burner” (p. 104). Average
Enabling and Encouraging scores were relatively unchanged across the two