Starr, Larry

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    Larry Starr Overview and Penn
    (2008-08-01) Starr, Larry
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    Building Executive Coaching As An Academic Discipline: Establishing The Academic Community Database And Peer Review Of Proposed Academic Guidelines And Standards For Graduate Education In Executive Coaching
    (2008-12-01) Starr, Larry
    Graduate academic institutions in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Scotland were identified via online searches that offered coaching courses for which one earns a grade and are part of a graduate degree; coaching courses for which one earns a grade and that contribute to a graduate certificate but are not part of a degree; coaching courses for which there is no grade but that contribute to a certificate of attendance; and coaching applications and delivery services. Results indicated that there were no academic programs in New Zealand; 17 coaching programs were being offered at universities in Australia; 21 in Canada; 52 in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Scotland; and 124 in the United States. While all offered Master’s level coaching and the UK offered three Doctoral programs, most academic coaching was being used as a development service rather than as academic coursework. Follow-up recommendations were made to support the continued engagement and building of the academic coaching community through this web system.
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    Reframing Survival: It’s about Systems not a Chain
    (2006-06-22) Starr, Larry
    The medical standard of care when confronted with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is to follow the “Chain of Survival” by engaging in early access, early CPR, early defibrillation and early advanced life support (ALS). Particularly in the occupational setting, each of these actions has been identified as critical to support the patient while awaiting assistance and transportation from the community Emergency Medical Service (EMS). However, I present here a broader argument that restricting one’s thinking to a conception that the “likelihood that a victim will survive cardiac arrest increases if each of the elements is addressed” is inadequate and misleading. Moreover, continuing to focus primarily on these individual elements is unlikely to solve to any significant degree the complex problem of our vulnerability to death from SCA. This paper presents an overview of this argument, offers an alternative conceptualization, and proposes ideas and actions that follow from its logic. While specifically directed at the problem of survival following SCA, the argument presented also addresses wider problems associated with major medical emergencies and other disasters.
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    Collaborative SCA Survival Project: Cardiac Arrest Survival is a Mess
    (2009-02-01) Starr, Larry M; Pourdehnad, John; Braslow, Allan; Poliafico, Frank; Abella, Benjamin; Nadkarni, Vinay; Becker, Lance; Merchant, Raina; Brennan, Robert
    Systems diagnoses have been effectively used to understand many complex organizational systems within healthcare, government, military, and global corporate enterprises. Systems methodologies have been effectively used to change the direction and improve the outcomes of complex organizational systems. We feel that framing cardiac arrest survival as a systems problem and applying a systems methodology is innovative, practical, and essential if we are to make significant and sustainable impact.
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    Larry Starr Intro
    (2008-08-01) Starr, Larry
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    Academic Guidelines Distribution Project
    (2007-06-18) Perry, Kimberly A.; Starr, Larry
    The number and scope of programs of organizational and executive coaching has dramatically increased over the past 15 years. An unknown number of private and professional consulting companies offer proprietary or standardized workshops, classes, and coaching services. A growing number of academic institutions in the United States and Canada offer or have plans to offer "coaching programs" packaged or delivered as educational workshops; graduate courses; post-baccalaureate and/or graduate certificates; degree programs or graduate concentrations within degree programs; and as direct coaching service to enhance personal and professional development for students, faculty, and members of the academic administration. Academic coaching programs are located in many areas within a university including within schools or departments of psychology, business, education, public policy, and human resources. A single institution may have multiple yet autonomous coaching programs or offerings. This results in separate and often inconsistent policies and standards by those who establish and deliver the programs, confusion or miscommunication by those who buy the programs, and little interaction between program managers within a single institution, as well as between institutions.