chapter  5
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Client Orientations to the College: Nominators and Prospective Members

N O M I N A T O R S A N D P R O S P E C T I V E M E M B E R S

In a narrow sense, Henley’s clients are the nominating firms. As indicated earlier, at the time the College was founded the most sensible use of training resources nationally was taken to be for men who had proved their mettle in actual management jobs and in whom their firms felt a further investment of costly and timeconsuming courses to be worthwhile. This perspective fitted well with the prevailing perspectives on the nature of a man’s relationship to his employer. The ideal situation, as expressed in contracts, pension plans, etc. was for a manager to expect to spend his working-life within an organization, and for the organization to assume responsibility for developing the manager as a human resource.