A theory-to-practice leadership learning arrangement in a university context

Margaret Franken, Christopher Branson, Dawn Penney

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Higher education institutions are increasingly recognizing the importance of organizational change as they face complex challenges. Leadership learning has been identified as an important way of supporting change management. We describe a leadership learning arrangement that arose in the context of two of the authors needing to learn how to become effective university chairpersons of departments. This involved the other author, an expert in educational leadership as a theory broker, who brought theory to the learning arrangement and mediated it. We wish to show how the learning arrangement supports the theory-to-practice connection and personal authoring of leadership for all involved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-505
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Leadership in Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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