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Chan, Bill; Short, Tom – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
The study is situated within a national youth organisation called the Australian Air League Inc (Air League). We examine the recent progress of the Air League in South Australia, starting as a loose network of volunteers engaged in a sporadic array of activities, to become a learning community that worked collaboratively and then developed further…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives
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Short, Tom; Harris, Roger – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Modern organisations have become more complex, less mechanistic and increasingly sensitive to rapid changes in the external environment than in previous eras. Today, executives lead employees through a maze of complexity and changing contexts. However, another group of dedicated professionals, the human resource managers and practitioners, also…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Strategic Planning
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Short, Tom – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2006
In the course of the author's doctoral study, he is exploring the strategic linkages between learning activities in the modern workplace and the long-term success they bring to organisations. For many years, this challenge has been the Holy Grail of human resource (HR) development practitioners, who invest heavily on training and professional…
Descriptors: Employees, Social Responsibility, Labor Force Development, Human Resources