Does Arts-Based Learning Enhance Leadership?

he study finds that learning through artsbased activities can be a valuable means of leadership development and describes themes across the institutes in how faculty fostered creative thinking and leadership through artsbased training activities.

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Does arts-based learning enhance leadership? Case studies of creativity-oriented executive institutes

Executive institutes?5-day leadership programs?increasingly use the arts, e.g. improvisational
theatre, ceramics and music, to help participants become creative. By developing creative
leaders, these institutes aim to foster organizational learning, leading to improved services like
public education. This paper reports findings from a multiple case study of three institutes based
on interviews, observations and content analysis. Faculty used arts sessions to provoke emotional
awareness, to heighten perception and to re-direct leaders? cognitive orientation to generate ideas
and solve problems.