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ERIC Number: EJ993923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Leadership Succession Management in a University Health Faculty
McMurray, Anne M.; Henly, Debra; Chaboyer, Wendy; Clapton, Jayne; Lizzio, Alf; Teml, Martin
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v34 n4 p365-376 2012
We report on a succession planning pilot project in an Australian university health faculty. The programme aimed to enhance organisational stability and develop leadership capacity in middle level academics. Six monthly sessions addressed university and general leadership topics, communication, decision-making, working with change, self-management and career development. Participants were assisted by mentors and sponsors and completed a project for the faculty. Kirkpatrick's model was used to evaluate participants' reactions, knowledge, behaviour change and plans for the future using an open-ended questionnaire. Four men and four women completed the programme, rating it satisfactory. Participants' responses revealed acquisition of leadership capacity, changes in perceptions of leadership, and motivation to undertake leadership roles. Mentors were invaluable to leadership development and reported high satisfaction with the role. The model has potential as a guide for succession planning. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia