Leadership succession management in a University Health Faculty

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Title Leadership succession management in a University Health Faculty
Author McMurray, Anne Mary; Henly, Debra; Chaboyer, Wendy; Clapton, Jayne Ruth; Lizzio, Alfred Joseph; Teml, Martin
Journal Name Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management
Editor Ian Dobson
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract 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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2012.689198
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, Volume 34, Issue 4, 2012, Pages 365-376. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 34
Issue Number 4
Page from 365
Page to 376
ISSN 1360-080X
Date Accessioned 2012-09-04
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Menzies Health Institute Qld; Griffith Institute for Educational Research; Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47229
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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