Shaping the WIL Vision Creating and sustaining WIL relationships Fostering WIL engagement Communicating and influencing Driving organisational outcomes WIL Context

The WIL Leadership Framework

Domain: Shaping the WIL Vision

Domain Shaping the WIL Vision
  1. Plan, articulate, influence and advocate strategy
  2. Foster WIL culture to achieve equity and quality WIL outcomes
  3. Enable change and innovation to respond to emergent trends and wider contexts
Leadership Approches that Enable WIL


  • Develop, and advocate for institutional WIL vision and policy
  • Advocate for processes, systems and resources that support WIL
  • Enable innovation and change in University-wide WIL strategies
  • Foster a culture of WIL activity to drive learning outcomes for and with students
  • Foster collective focus and approaches between sectors

Partners and organisations

  • Develop, and advocate for organisational/sector WIL vision and policy
  • Advocate for processes, systems and resources to advance WIL provision
  • Enable innovation and change in the provision of WIL
  • Ensure appropriate culture to support quality student experiences
  • Foster collective focus and approaches between sectors
  • Promote WIL as an organisational professional responsibility
Leadership Approches that Enact WIL


  • Inform, influence and effect WIL vision and change

Partners and organisations

  • Inform and effect vision and change in WIL practice

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Last Update: 23 April, 2014
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