Management competencies: intrinsic or acquired? What competencies are required to move into speech pathology management and beyond? Academic Article uri icon


  • Speech pathology managers frequently move into careers beyond their clinical discipline. As practicing speech pathologymanagers and students of business leadership, we were curious about the nature of career transitions out of speechpathology management. We conducted an exploratory, descriptive study investigating the perceived competencies thatfacilitate such career transitions and when further education is required to effectively equip one for such transition.The perceived skills related to a speech pathology background are identified along with the gaps in competence formoving into general management positions. Career management practices that facilitate this type of career transitionare provided as recommendations for career planning.

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  • 2004