Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication


Date of this Version

Winter 2011


Journal of Leadership Education Volume 10, Issue 1 – Winter 2011, pp. 103-114


Copyright 2011 Gifford, Cannon, Stedman, & Telg.

Published by the Association of Leadership Educators under an open access license.


This practice paper describes the development and implementation of a senior capstone course for communication and leadership development for undergraduate students. The resulting course is a unique combination of experiential skill development and career preparation. The success of this course provides students with an important and meaningful culmination of their undergraduate experiences.