ERIC Number: ED420219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Succession Planning for Management Staff at a Western Canadian Postsecondary Technical Institute.
Cembrowski, Barbara Joan; da Costa, Jose L.
This study used naturalistic inquiry to gain an understanding of how managerial personnel perceived career development and succession planning at a postsecondary technical institute in Canada. A total of nine individuals in three different career development stages completed semistructured interviews. It was found that managers perceived the success of their careers in terms of having a variety of personal attributes that were required for management work, having a diverse experiential background, being in the right place at the right time, and working in an environment that was fulfilling and offered learning. The managers indicated that they were not offered any special training or programs to assist them in progressing within the organization. They noted, however, that job rotation, formal training programs, mentorship, secondments, and administrative programs would be the most effective forms of succession planning in preparing them to advance to other positions in the institute. Specific recommendations for improving career development and succession planning at the institute are included. (Contains 26 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada