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‘Ibadah camp: a cross-faculty tool in transforming leaders of a higher education institution

Ismail, Yusof and Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi and Azan, Zaliza (2017) ‘Ibadah camp: a cross-faculty tool in transforming leaders of a higher education institution. In: 3rd International Conference on Qalb-Guided Leadership in Higher Education Institutions 2017 (iQALB 2017), 5th-6th December 2017, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.

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Tawhid-oriented transformation program, called ‘Ibadah camp, has been institutionalized to reinforce awareness to execute the roles, duties, responsibility and accountability of faculty members. Annual ‘Ibadah camps enable the leaders of a Higher Education Institution (HEI) to review the valued-based, Qalb-guided transformational leadership performance before planning for strategic actions to address the deficiencies. Various modules of the program may be linked to the Tawhidic paradigm that incorporates its two strategic thrusts, i.e., carrying out everyone’s roles as servant and vicegerent of Allah, respectively. The two-day and one-night ‘Ibadah Camp comprised tazkirah, recitation, memorization, and commentaries of Qur’an, outreach outing simulation, sport activities, review of leadership performance, and plan for strategic actions. The various modules are associated with four elements of transformational leadership - individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation and idealized influence. By using self-awareness as individual’s mechanism of development and action, the study argues that leaders of the higher education institution will be to attain sustainable competitive advantage. Personal interviews with selected top level (academic) managers and faculty members of the higher education institution in this study revealed that the existing modules of ‘Ibadah camp are not able to attain the expected outcome due to lack of institutional and individual support. The informants suggested that top leadership of the institution must subscribe wholeheartedly to Qalb-guided transformation leadership to give it a competitive advantage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 3328/60201
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education, Spirituality, Training and development, Transformational leadership, Tawhidic paradigm
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC905 Islamic Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 16:53
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 16:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60201

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