Transformational leadership in teacher unions for member engagement
This project includes a literature review of leadership styles, union member engagement, and leadership training. The review is the foundation for a workshop designed to educate union activists in their role as leaders and how it relates to union member engagement for the local associations throughout British Columbia. The workshop is comprised of a variety of informational, hands-on, and practical methods, which offers learning opportunities for the development of a growth mindset (Dweck, 2006). Key principles for member engagement aligned closely with the elements of a transformational leader (Bass and Avolio, 1994). The implications of this project advocate investing in transformational leadership training for increased member engagement within the union setting. Lacerenza and colleagues (2017) outline steps to build effective leadership training programs.