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ERIC Number: EJ903465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
Navigating Change with a Flexible Portfolio
Tyksinski, Deborah J.
Continuing Higher Education Review, v73 p197-207 Fall 2009
This case study demonstrates how building a flexible portfolio of services allowed a continuing education (CE) unit to thrive during frequent leadership changes. The case is set in a small state college, State Technology Institute at Mohawk (STIM), which experienced nine leadership changes in as many years. The names of the institution and its leaders are changed to protect their privacy. All other details are based on actual events that occurred between 1999 and 2009. The lessons learned by the Continuing Professional Education and Sponsored Research (CPE/SR) staff may prove helpful to others experiencing similar frequent changes. Though multiple leadership changes can be more disruptive than beneficial as adaptation to repeated changes threatens the stability of the CE organization, the case study shows that occasional changes in institutional leadership offer CE programs opportunities for growth and diversification--assuming the CE unit can adapt to the incoming leader's new values, goals, and objectives. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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