This paper introduces readers to the usefulness of, design of, and an example of a custom executive education program charter. As such, charters are posed as a key task to complete at the outset of a new custom executive education provider/client relationship.
This paper codifies the attributes of a well-conceived and well-crafted program charter based on a number of years of having led custom executive education program design, development, and delivery activities.
Six components of a useful and substantive custom executive education program charter are identified. Each is discussed as are the roles that a completed charter can contribute to in an ongoing custom executive education provider/client relationship.
The field-inspired custom executive education program charter insights presented are immediately actionable by program providers and/or the client sponsors of such programs.
Readers are provided with a template for crafting their own charters. The merits of having a charter are highlighted, as are some of the challenges involved in crafting one.
Haskins, M.E. and Clawson, J.G. (2015), "Custom executive education program charters: a beneficial task and useful template", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 7-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLO-05-2014-0043
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