9 Guiding Principles in Developing Programmes for Professionals Working in Leadership and Management Roles

Extract from Leadership and Management Development for Social Work and Social Care: Creating Leadership Pathways of Progress

We believe that effective Leadership and Management programme development requires us to work flexibly within the guiding principles set out below.

1. Building productive and effective relationships between employers and educators
2. Developing local bespoke programmes
3. Accrediting Previous Learning (APL)
4. Meeting National Standards
5. Focusing on capability rather than competence
6. Programmes should be aligned to a leadership strategy and an organisational development plan
7. Focus on ‘self-leadership’
8. Concentrate on the assessment of impact and outcomes
9. Programmes should be evaluated