The WIL Leadership Framework
Possible WIL Leadership Framework Uses
The Framework can be used to support WIL leaders in a number of ways,
such as a:
- visioning tool whereby institutions without a WIL policy might by guided to establish a culture
of WIL knowledge and practice. As a visioning tool the Framework can guide and enhance a WIL policy to:
- guide the development of institutional and organisational policy
- develop a shared understanding of WIL and WIL expectations
- develop a coordinated and cohesive approach to WIL leadership and good practice.
- leadership map whereby the Framework is used as a checklist to assess the strengths, challenges
and gaps in the leadership of WIL across an organisation. As a leadership map the Framework can assess the
strengths, challenges and gaps in WIL leadership to:
- provide reflective, evaluative or continuous improvement of WIL practitioners
- guide the curriculum that responds to the training needs of WIL leaders
- identify gaps in approaches that enable and enact WIL leadership.
- support tool to assist the development of, and enhance, the leadership capabilities of current
and future WIL practitioners. As a support tool the Framework can develop and enhance the leadership capabilities
of WIL leaders to:
- build a “how to” guide including quality and risk approaches, for different types of WIL leadership and
- leverage industry engagement and interaction by explaining how universities use WIL
- identify WIL leadership gaps within an institution or organisation.
- promotional tool, particularly as a vehicle for showcasing stories of WIL leadership across
institutions and organisations. The use of the Framework as a promotional tool can advance the acceptance and
adoption of WIL. Ideas in this category include using the Framework to:
- create greater institutional and organisational investment in WIL
- enable greater collaboration between institutions and partner organisations
- showcase stories of WIL leadership and WIL outcomes.
- position description whereby the domain scope, in particular, describes the key selection
criteria and/or typical duties of a WIL leader. Using the tool in this way, institutions and organisations
- develop position descriptions in the recruitment of WIL leaders
- enhance the role descriptions of existing WIL practitioners in universities and industry
- contextualise the role descriptions across disciplines to ensure long-lasting use and impact.
Last Update: 9 May, 2014