University and Corporate Innovations in Lifelong Learning

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IAP, 2008 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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A volume in Research in Management Education and Development Series Editors: Charles Wankel, St. John's University and Robert DeFillippi, Suffolk University This volume covers cutting edge theory and cases in lifelong learning in both corporate and higher educational contexts. It includes studies of both prestigious world-class executive education and programs of regional universities. Analysis of the experience of innovative efforts to provide management education transcending normal degree program structures in both advanced nations and developing ones is provided. Partnering of corporate universities with traditional ones is discussed as a means of helping 21st century firms to develop management know-how to fit changing needs and opportunities. Executive education programs are presented as laboratories in which curriculum innovations integrating adult learning theory with professional development can be nurtured. How executive education programs can be designed to create learning communities that foster learning mindsets is described. One frame-breaking approach described is that of arts-based management learning as an expressive means to generate innovative and stimulating continuing management education experiences. Another chapter presents and explains best practices in leadership development are presented from a study of top firms. How the capacity for creative lifelong learning can be developed in undergraduates through embedded assessments is reported. A chapter reports on the efforts to support the European Council by constructing Europe-wide lifelong management learning and its provision to participants of a toolbox of ideas, concepts, models and methods that can be usefully used to promote lifelong learning.
 

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Contents

Lifelong Learning Through Corporate Universities
1
CoPresence and Group Process in Online Management Education
15
An Innovation
59
Challenges of Educating European Managers of Lifelong Learning
91
Preparing Management Students for a Lifetime of Learning Through
133
What Have We Learned About Strategic Leadership Development?
167
The Intersection of Arts
187
Lifelong Learning for Managersthe Business
213
Lifelong Learning as the Highway to Global Competitiveness
237
About the Authors
267
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Charles Wankel is Professor of Management at St. John's University, New York.He holds a doctorate from New York University, where he was admitted to the Beta Gamma Sigma national honor society for business disciplines. Columbia University's American Assembly identified him as one of the nation's top experts on Total Quality Management. He received the Outstanding Service in Management Education & Development Award at both the 2004 and 2005 meetings of the Academy of Management (AOM). AOM also presented its Best Paper in Management Education Award to him in 1991, and he has been selected to serve as an officer of AOM divisions every year for more than a decade.Along with Robert DeFillippi, he has been editing a multi-volume series for AOM on management education issues: the Research in Management Education & Development Series. Wankel is the leading founder and director of scholarly virtual communities for management professors, currently directing more than seven listservs with thousands of participants in more than 70 nations.(A Google search for "Charles Wankel" will provide you with an awareness of the scope of his online prominence.) He co-authored a bestselling undergraduate textbook, Management, in the 1980s with Prentice Hall, published a scholarly book on interorganizational strategy development in Poland, and numerous scholarly articles, monographs, and chapters.He has extensive international experience, ranging from the United Arab Emirates to Vietnam, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Singapore, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Mexico.He has been an invited lecturer to Harvard and Columbia, as well as the Czech Management Center, University of Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Malaysia, National University of Singapore, and University of Toronto, and he taught and researched at Kaunas Technical University in Lithuania in 1997 under a Fulbright Fellowship Grant.His current research interests include managing geographically and temporally distributed teams and new pedagogies of management education.

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