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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Building the Career Competencies of the Continuing Higher Education Leader

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM–11:30 AM PDT
Concurrent Session 4
Session Description

This session will present ongoing dissertation research which examines building the career competencies of continuing higher education leaders through professional development experiences. As the American system of higher education enters a transformative new era, continuing higher education leaders will be faced with pressing new challenges. They will need to be adaptable, flexible, and entrepreneurial in reassessing their programming portfolio. To perform successfully in their professional role, continuing higher education leaders will need to improve their career competencies. This session will present data collected during a research study conducted with continuing higher education leaders on the effectiveness of their professional development experiences. The potential outcome of this research study is to create a professional development model to serve the continuing higher education community. Time will be allotted during the session for open discussion of the research findings.

Session Focus

Professional Development

Session Audience

Program Directors

Primary Presenter

Margaret Bacheler, Penn State Brandywine
Contact information; 610-892-1306

Brief Bio

Margaret Bacheler is currently Director of Continuing Education for Penn State Brandywine and has worked in the field of adult learning for over twelve years. She holds an A.B. degree in World Politics from Hamilton College, an MBA in Management from Saint Joseph’s University, and is a doctoral candidate in the Ed.d. program in Higher Education Administrative Leadership at Widener University. Ms. Bacheler has conducted professional development presentations for national and international audiences, with a particular emphasis on career mapping and career pathway development.

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