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The Learning Conference 2003

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Executive Learning and Knowledge Management : Does Corporate Education Really Deliver Successors?

Paul Steyn.

In many cases succession planning and nurturing of existing expertise has led to a company bein taken to greater heights than before, in contrast to having to bring in a manager from outside, often strange to the core values and culture of the organisation. Executive learning should aim at not only developing existing leaders to their fullest potential but also to develop potential leaders to take over. The question remains whether executive learning provides existing managerial staff with the insight and the necessary analytical skills to know when to step aside gracefully and when to accept that there is a new master to be modelled.


Paul Steyn  (South Africa)
Academic Director

Midrand Graduate Institute

Paul Steyn was a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of South Africa from 1978 - 1992. He is the author and co-author of ten books, has published numerous articles in various journals and has been co-author of three research reports. He has travelled extensively overseas as the recipient of various research and travel grants and bursaries. From August 1992 Paul Steyn was the Director of the Bureau for University Teaching at Unisa and has managed international academic liaison
for the university. >From April 2001 Paul Steyn was appointed in the Educor group and is currently the Academic Director for Midrand Graduate Institute and the Educor Group. He was also appointed as a member of the South African Higher Education Quality Commission‚s Accreditation Committee and serves as a panel member for institutional audits and accreditation for the HEQC.

  • Executive Learning
  • Knowledge Management

(30 min Conference Paper, English)