A unique governance learning experience

  • Title: A unique governance learning experience
    Year: 2016
    Keyword(s): Governance, Presidential Search, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Transfer, organizational learning, Board, Board succession
    Description: This paper reports on some of the findings of a 2008-2009 graduate study conducted as a shared organizational learning experience for the Grant MacEwan College (now MacEwan University ) Board of Governors to learn about a vital board governance responsibility-presidential search. Through a facilitated, qualitative action research exercise, participants engaged in a four-stage progressive learning experience to create a body of knowledge about presidential search experiences and to develop strategies for transferring this knowledge when membership changes. The study examined how, through the application of knowledge management theory, a board can learn and share knowledge. This learning experience contributed to the creation of a comprehensive board succession plan for the MacEwan Board of Governors and, in 2010-2011, this plan was used to guide the institution's search for its fourth president.
    Peer Reviewed: Yes
    Type of Item: Journal Articles
    Publication Information: Baptista, Margo. "A Unique Governance Learning Experience." Canadian Journal of Higher Education Revue canadienne d’enseignement supérieur, vol. 46, no. 3, 2016, pp. 105-122, http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe. Accessed 20 Dec 2016.
    Language: English