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Publication date: 25 July 2019

Shelley Price-Williams, Pietro Sasso and Roger “Mitch” Nasser Jr

The origin of the learning community, in higher education in the US, began over a century ago. In contemporary higher education, living-learning communities (LLCs) have…

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The origin of the learning community, in higher education in the US, began over a century ago. In contemporary higher education, living-learning communities (LLCs) have become a strategic way to foster student development, engagement, and success as well to advance key tenets of diversity and inclusion. Within this work, a historical narrative of the learning community is provided, in addition to a discussion of relative student development theory. Finally, this chapter positions diversity and inclusion as central to this educational intervention and frames the utility of this student engagement model within the Dynamic Student Development Metatheodel, a modern theory of student success and development.

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Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-065-9

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Publication date: 5 October 2012

To describe an executive development initiative contributing directly to the achievement of business goals, enhancement of leadership skills and succession planning strength.

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Purpose

To describe an executive development initiative contributing directly to the achievement of business goals, enhancement of leadership skills and succession planning strength.

Design/methodology/approach

Brings together revenue‐enhancing action learning projects, virtual learning, a global immersion component, and interactive sessions where participants, executive sponsors and leading experts engage in a dialogue on strategic priorities and leadership challenges.

Findings

Merck, the second‐largest healthcare company in the world, has been partnering with Wharton on a learning initiative to strengthen the strategic capabilities and leadership behaviors of its senior leaders since 2009. The company, which merged with Schering‐Plough in 2009, operates in more than 140 countries, with worldwide sales of around $48bn in 2011. The merger aimed to create a new kind of healthcare company – one that is improving health and well‐being by providing innovative medicines, vaccines and other consumer and animal health products. With greater global reach, the combined company could offer more diverse products through a broader range of businesses with a stronger development pipeline. These strategic shifts, along with a rapidly changing healthcare environment, demanded new skills from the company's leadership and increased the need for a strong talent pool with a similar background of strategic knowledge, language and experiences. The success of the learning initiative is credited in part to the development of strategic capabilities and leadership behaviors needed to drive business decisions in leadership roles. Further to its success, action learning projects resulted in strategic ROI and furthered Merck's growth strategy. Finally the learning initiative helped advance over 60 percent of participants into new leadership positions.

Practical implications

Demonstrates the value of a highly customized approach to building the leadership skills of senior executives and their ownership of strategy.

Social implications

Notes the importance of appreciating multiple perspectives on industry development, explaining how locating one part of the program in Mumbai, India exposed participants to local business practices and increased their appreciation of the realities of doing business in an emerging market.

Originality/value

Explains how a worldwide healthcare company addressed strategic and leadership development issues through partnership with a leading provider of executive education.

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Strategic Direction, vol. 28 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0258-0543

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Publication date: 25 July 2019

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Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-065-9

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Publication date: 16 March 2012

Matthew Gitsham

The purpose of this paper is to draw on empirical data from two major organisations (IBM and HSBC) to offer insight on the question of the effectiveness and potential…

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The purpose of this paper is to draw on empirical data from two major organisations (IBM and HSBC) to offer insight on the question of the effectiveness and potential value of experiential learning approaches to developing the mindsets and skills needed by organisational leaders as they respond to the pressures and opportunities of sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach

The data in this paper are drawn from semi‐structured interviews with previous programme participants in IBM's Corporate Service Corps and HSBC's Climate Champions Programme.

Findings

Interviewees reported that the learning programmes had a powerful impact and that a range of outcomes was achieved. The experiential, immersive experience was a fundamental factor in the achievement of these outcomes, from the perspective of participants, but only alongside a number of other key aspects of the design and facilitation of the programme, and also a number of factors related to the wider organisational context.

Research limitations/implications

It would be valuable to explore similar questions with a larger sample of programme participants, and also to explore variations across a wider number of organisations. Similarly, it would be valuable to gather longitudinal data to explore how the perspectives of participants on the impact of these learning programmes vary over time.

Practical implications

The findings lend weight to arguments that those involved in management development might usefully give more consideration of the potential value of experiential learning approaches. The findings also suggest that appropriate consideration be given to a number of other design and facilitation factors, as well as the scope for influencing a range of relevant factors in the wider organisational context.

Originality/value

This paper contributes original empirical data on the effectiveness and potential value of experiential learning approaches.

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Publication date: 25 July 2019

Enakshi Sengupta, Patrick Blessinger, Jaimie Hoffman and Mandla Makhanya

The chapters in this book focus on student experiences in higher education (HE) and how these experiences shape their future as contributors to the knowledge economy…

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The chapters in this book focus on student experiences in higher education (HE) and how these experiences shape their future as contributors to the knowledge economy, which is being gradually replaced by natural resources. The chapter authors in this volumes stress on the value of mentorship program with a focus toward mentoring those who are neglected and underprivileged. Programs that help students with visual or audio impairment has been discussed along with bridge programs, which might help in imparting an inclusive and equitable HE with accessibility to all. Case studies from Ghana to South Africa, Glasgow, and Australia are discussed to increase motivation and willingness among educators and students to apply new skills and foster new teaching experiences that can help shape effective learning outcomes for students.

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Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion
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Publication date: 23 March 2012

Nigel Thomas, David Pilgrim, Cathy Street and John Larsen

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the introduction of a voluntary sector pilot project to develop innovative mental health services for young people.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the introduction of a voluntary sector pilot project to develop innovative mental health services for young people.

Design/methodology/approach

A combination of observation, interview and group discussion with service providers and users was used to build a picture of the relationships between context, mechanism and outcome.

Findings

The project was perceived as successful and beneficial in all three pilot sites, although there were differences of perception as to whether it complemented or challenged existing statutory services.

Practical implications

Learning about what adolescents and young adults with complex mental health needs find helpful may help to develop more appropriate and acceptable services. A mental health service for young people delivered by the voluntary sector offers the opportunity for radical service innovation. Synergy may be achieved as a result of statutory and voluntary sectors working together but the ethos of the voluntary service may challenge that of the statutory services.

Originality/value

The research is original in that it examines the process of introducing an innovative voluntary sector project into an existing traditional service framework.

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 1 November 2000

Dan Blatt

Discusses the growth and development of US higher education institutions. Comments on how technology has enabled this growth but also stresses that there will always be a…

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Discusses the growth and development of US higher education institutions. Comments on how technology has enabled this growth but also stresses that there will always be a need for face‐to‐face teaching. Briefly looks at the software bottleneck.

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On the Horizon, vol. 8 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 25 July 2019

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Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion
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ISBN: 978-1-78756-065-9

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Publication date: 12 June 2019

Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke, Nicola Henri North, Annette Dunham and Katharine Ann Wallis

Training to improve health management and leadership competence is recommended. However, there is limited evidence showing the impact of training on competence. The…

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Purpose

Training to improve health management and leadership competence is recommended. However, there is limited evidence showing the impact of training on competence. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the evidence for the impact of training and professional development on health management and leadership competence.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic review was conducted using a mixed-methods design. Studies using qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods design were included. The following electronic databases were searched to October 2018: CENTRAL, CINAHL, EMBASE, ERIC, NEDLINE and PsycINFO. Study eligibility and methodological quality were assessed independently by two review authors. Data from qualitative studies were synthesised using thematic analysis. For quantitative studies, odds ratio (OR) or mean difference (MD) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated for each intervention. Where appropriate, qualitative and quantitative data were integrated into a single synthesis using Bayesian methods.

Findings

In total, 19 studies were identified for inclusion in the review. Training and professional development interventions using flexible, multiple training techniques tailored to organisational contexts can improve individual competence and performance. Such training is typified by a leadership development programme. There was insufficient evidence to determine the effects of interventions on organisational performance.

Originality/value

This is the first systematic review evaluating the impact of training and professional development interventions on health management and leadership competence.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 33 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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Publication date: 4 April 2016

Goutam Kumar Kundu and Jayachandra Bairi

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of a checklist, focusing on the detailed analysis of the requirement of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of a checklist, focusing on the detailed analysis of the requirement of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards related to strategic management and innovation area, for evaluation of implementation readiness in a business school setting.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents an articulated procedure for the development of the checklist. The study adopted a multi-method approach for developing the final content for the checklist.

Findings

The introduction of the checklist has provided a systemic approach to process design and evaluation of readiness of a business school for AACSB accreditation related to strategic management and innovation area. The checklist was developed and applied over the course of systematic reviews in a business school setting.

Research limitations/implications

The present study has developed the checklist comprising the requirements of the standards related to strategic management and innovation area only. In the near future, the authors intend to develop checklists for the remaining areas of AACSB standards.

Originality/value

The present work attempts to develop a comprehensive checklist comprising the requirements of the standards related to strategic management and innovation area. Academic institutions can benefit from the checklist whether they are planning to implement AACSB standards for accreditation or are interested in changing their current processes following AACSB standards.

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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