Scout Royce

Mentor: Dr. Hannah Carter
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
 
"As an intern for the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources, I became increasingly intrigued as to how participants from various backgrounds and sectors were able to by-pass those differences and work towards a common goal in the most effective manner."

Major

Finance

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Policy Formation

Academic Awards

  • Dean's List
  • The University Scholars Program 2015-2016

Organizations

  • Florida Leadership Academy
  • Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program
  • Gator Student Investment Fund

Volunteer

  • N/A

Hobbies and Interests

  • Traveling
  • Dancing
  • Florida Gator Athletic Events

Research Description

Developing a Process of Consensus Building within Adult Leadership Programs
Adult leadership programs have been, and are being, designed to equip participants with greater skills and knowledge to enable them to become effective leaders in their organizations, communities and industries. UF/IFAS is home to one such leadership program, the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources (WLIANR). The intent of this program is to develop and refine the leadership capabilities of individuals within Florida's agriculture and natural resource industries who, in turn, will be prepared to become increasingly involved in policy formation - be it policy that directly applies to all segments of Florida agriculture and natural resources, or public policy that will affect both the rural communities that participants live in and the future viability of Florida agriculture and natural resources either in a direct or indirect manner. The goal of this project will be to determine an effective process to determine goals and build consensus among a diverse group of leaders. Qualitative data was collected throughout the two years of a program class and will be transcribed, analyzed and synthesized to determine themes and outcomes. This project has broad reaching implications, not only for this program, but for the 38 other programs like it across the United States and results from this project will be shared through publications and presentations.