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Custom executive education program charters: a beneficial task and useful template

Mark E. Haskins (The Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.)
James G. Clawson (The Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

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.

Practical implications

The field-inspired custom executive education program charter insights presented are immediately actionable by program providers and/or the client sponsors of such programs.

Originality/value

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.

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Citation

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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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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