Professional Growth for Shared Equity Leadership to Affect Shared Governance


What is professional growth for shared equity leadership (SEL)? Why does it matter in the context of shared governance in higher education? Prior to addressing these two leading questions, I will begin by drawing an important distinction between two terms that, as Herrity (2023) notes, are often used interchangeably: professional growth and professional development. She defines professional growth as the result of practices that an individual enacts because of newly acquired experiences or skills. This new learning is intended to affect one’s current role and professional pursuits. By contrast, professional development relates to the specific training a person may pursue to develop or improve on one or more areas of interest for enhanced personal professional performance in preparation for executing duties, and responsibilities.

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