Award Date

Spring 2012

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Hospitality Administration


Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Pat Moreo, Chair

Number of Pages



Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to design a hospitality leadership development training program for a medium sized country club.

Statement of Objective: This paper will present a set of guidelines for creating and implementing an effective hospitality leadership development program for the country club and subsequently implemented for other hospitality and tourism organizations. The leadership development training program aims to attract the employees to retain in this trade. Therefore there is clearly a need for the hospitality and tourism industries to understand what constitutes effective leadership and how it can be achieved. Different definitions of leadership and important theoretical models will be discussed.


Country clubs; Employees – Training of; Hospitality industry; Leadership; Tourism


Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Hospitality Administration and Management | Human Resources Management