University and Corporate Innovations in Lifelong Learning

Edited by:
Charles Wankel, Ph.D. Phd., St. John's University, New York
Robert DeFillippi Ph.D., Suffolk University

A volume in the series: Research in Management Education and Development. Editor(s): Charles Wankel, Ph.D., St. John's University, New York.

Published 2008

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.

CONTENTS
Editorial Review Board. A Range of University and Corporate Innovations in Lifetime Learning, Robert DeFillippi and Charles Wankel. Lifelong Learning Through Corporate Universities in Partnerships With Traditional Universities, Lindsay Ryan. Co-Presence and Group Process in Online Management Education, Judith Stevens-Long and Charles McClintock. Developing Learning Communities in Executive Education: Case Study of a Global Senior Executive Program, Schon Beechler, Lyle Yorks, and Rachel Ciporen. Reflexive Critique: An Innovation in Lifelong Management Learning, Elena Antonacopoulou. Challenges of Educating European Managers of Lifelong Learning, Steven J. Armstrong, Denise Thursfield, Paolo Landri and Giuseppe Ponzini. Innovative Assessment Pathway to a Lifetime of Management Learning, Maria Avdjieva. What Have We Learned About Strategic Leadership Development? Robert M. Fulmer and Jared Bleak. Framing Arts-Based Learning as an Intersectional Innovation in Continuing Management Education: The Intersection of Arts and Business and the Innovation of Arts-Based Learning, Nick Nissley. Lifelong Learning for Managers—the Business of Executive Education: A Case Study of a Small University Provider, Steven Maranville and Wil Uecker. Lifelong Learning as the Highway to Global Competitiveness for Lithuania: A Bumpy Road, Arunas Augustinaitis, Egle Malinauskiene, and Charles Wankel. About the Authors.