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Organisational Capabilities

To enable effective leadership at all levels, employers must create a supportive environment where social service workers can use and develop their own leadership skills to the best of their ability. It is crucial that your employer values and supports the development of your leadership capabilities as well as those of managers and of the people who use your service, their families and carers. This includes encouraging and enabling initiative, creativity, measured risk-taking and professional autonomy. The SSSC Codes of Practice for Employers sets out the responsibilities of employers in the regulation of social service workers.

The Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) sets out six organisational capabilities which provide employers with a springboard for building cultures which are supportive of developing leadership at all levels.

In this section you will find more information about the CLF organisational capabilities and access to a tool which will help your employer to assess how well they are currently able to evidence these. This section also includes resources to help you develop an organisational culture that encourages leadership at all levels to create a positive impact on outcomes for people who use services.

Organisational Capabilities Resources

Capabilities Positive plans for the way ahead Finding different ways of thinking and doing Recognising, exercising and improving your own leadership Leading in partnership and taking others with you Supporting others to be the best they can be Enabling people to develop and use their leadership capacity Guidance on how the organisational capabilities of the Continuous Learning Framework and other resources can support the development of a leadership learning culture

Using the continuous learning framework’s organisational capabilities

Developing lifelong learning in organisations.