Two sides of the same coin: leaders in private providers juggling educational and business imperatives

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Author: Harris, Roger; Simons, Michele


How do leaders in private providers juggle the educational and business imperatives of their organisation? Through interviews with senior leaders and managers, as well as employees from several enterprise, industry and commercial registered training organisations, this report examines this overarching question. It finds that leadership is shaped by the structures and cultures of the organisation in which it is located, including the state of the business and its competitive position with other providers. Overall, respondents would like to see a shift to a more integrated form of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Management; Research

Keywords: Institutional role; Private training provider; Leadership; Administration; Managers; Organisational objective

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 43 p.

Related items: TD/TNC 110.406

ISBN: 9781922056115

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department’s logo, any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 108.18

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