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Developing a Program Community of Practice for Leadership Development

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/02/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Management Education
Issue number1
Volume43
Number of pages27
Pages (from-to)62-88
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date8/11/18
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This article outlines how a community of practice can be designed within management education for effective leadership development. Through a qualitative study of a cohort of 25 owner-managers of small businesses, we explore how a program community of practice (PCoP) acts as a pedagogical device for focusing on the development of leadership practice. Drawn from ‘grounded theory’ analysis, we outline a pedagogic heuristic of a PCoP built upon on an emergent rather than a didactic curriculum, shaped by the PCoP members’ own experiences and practices of managing their businesses. Our contribution is to illustrate the significant value of applying communities of practice theory to pedagogic designs in order to advance the development of leadership practice in small businesses. We critically examine this contribution with regard to the scope that designing a PCoP can bring to leadership development and the challenges for educators designing and facilitating an emergent curriculum.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal of Management Education, 43 (1), 2019, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Journal of Management Education page: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jme on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/