New Capabilities for a New World is a leadership development journey for school leaders with specific strategic outcomes. A pilot programme focused on strategies for student engagement through careers and personal development. This was shaped by the priorities of partners including international NGO Ashoka, The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC), The Edge Foundation and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Skills Team.
The learning that emerged is being integrated into careers practice by GMCA and the CEC. The resulting framework, informed by Ashoka’s work on ‘changemaking’, is an approach to leadership development that can be applied to a range of settings and strategic scenarios. Core to this framework is the principle that leadership development is about developing ‘self’ as we improve ‘schools’ and the wider ‘system’. Integrating these approaches can unlock latent potential as leaders and teams develop capacities and conditions to step back and pause with awareness; make meaning from a new level of understanding and lead change in new ways.
You can read more about this in the blog here and in this practice report below. If you would like to learn more or apply this approach to your setting please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org