DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF COMMUNITY INFORMAL LEADERS IN NONG PHUNG SUB-DISTRICT, YANG NOENG SUB-DISTRICT, AND SARAPHI SUB-DISTRICT, CHIANG MAI PROVINCE THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

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พัชรีวรรณ กิจมี
พรพนิต พ่วงภิญโญ

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This research is aimed at exploring conditions of the context, characteristics, and leadership of community informal leaders; studying the needs for developing the potential of community informal leaders; taking the action to develop the potential of community informal leaders; and evaluating and follow-up the results of developing the potential of community informal leaders. The research sample consisted of 80 members of the following groups: Chiang Mai Kiew Suay Hom” network, community enterprises network, agricultural communities’ network, tourism communities’ network, and “Yang-Na” volunteers group. The methods for data collection were the interview, participant observation, focus group discussion, organizing community forum, workshop training, brain-storming, and evaluation of development outcomes. Data were analyzed using the frequency, mean, and content analysis. The results of the study showed that condition of area context was semi-urban and semi-rural. The majority of community informal leaders were the elderly. They had the needs to develop their transformational leadership and public-mindedness campaign. Regarding the results of the development, it was found that out of the 80 persons in the research sample, 53 persons volunteered to participate in the development. Also, from the evaluation and follow-up of development outcomes, it was found that community informal leaders had improved themselves on leadership, teamwork, integrated management of Yang-na trees for environment improvement and tourism. They also possessed the power to mobilize the community via performing their duty as resource persons for the community, being leaders of Kiew Suay Hom network, being members of Yang

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กิจมีพ., & พ่วงภิญโญพ. (2019). DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF COMMUNITY INFORMAL LEADERS IN NONG PHUNG SUB-DISTRICT, YANG NOENG SUB-DISTRICT, AND SARAPHI SUB-DISTRICT, CHIANG MAI PROVINCE THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION. Panyapiwat Journal, 11(3), 217-228. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pimjournal/article/view/181102
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