Collegiality: An Effective Environment for Professional Development

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Rungthip Menasveta
Chairit Photisuvan


Collegiality is an ideal academic environment and relationship for professional development both in most of business settings and academic institutional settings. The purposes of this research were to study 1) the phenomena concerning what, how, lessons learned, from the managed collegiality and attitudes of participants toward this collegiality 2) possibility of the managed collegiality and recommendations. This research employed phenomenological qualitative research methodology. Participants were five human development officers, voluntarily purposive selected according to specified criteria. Instruments used for collecting data were 1) electronic camera 2) journal 3) questionnaire 4) blank paper for opinion writing.

The findings were 1) all participants were male 42-48 years of age, master degree, and had 21.6 average year of experiences 2) collegiality phenomena : a) presentations of selected subject matter-collegiality, self-directed learning, transformative learning, and narrative learning. b) opened-discussions c) writing journals 3) learned lessons : a) good health b) happy family c) desire behaviors in life and general topics 5) perceived attitudes were mutual trust, mutual respect, positive body language, non judging tendency 6) managed collegiality was possible 7) recommendations : must have assigned in-charge person but should take turn by all participants, subject matter selection and presentation should also take turn, and in business setting collegiality could be an excellent inspiration for both knowledge management and professional development moving towards life-long learning organization.


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Menasveta, R. . ., & Photisuvan, C. . . (2020). Collegiality: An Effective Environment for Professional Development. Dusit Thani College Journal, 13(3), 362–377. Retrieved from
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