A new partnership has been established between The Workforce Development Trust (WDT) and The Institute of Leadership & Management to promote effective leadership and management across the Health, Care, Justice and Community Safety sectors, through the delivery of world-class leadership tools and resources, unlocking potential for both organisations and individuals. 

The collaboration combines years of research, knowledge and innovation to champion a robust leadership and management agenda for the future. 

The Institute is a thought leader, innovator and expert in leadership and management across the globe, offering its professional members cutting-edge, high quality and engaging learning resources and programmes which raise standards and help leaders and managers develop and grow. 

WDT, which encompasses SFJ Awards, Skills for Health, Skills for Justice, the National Skills Academy for Health and People 1st International works with organisations and individuals to support workforce transformation, effectiveness, capability and assurance for those delivering services within the Health, Justice, Community Safety, Travel, Tourism, Retail and Hospitality sectors. 

Through joining forces and aligning their philosophy and approaches on the definition of leadership and management and continuous professional development, the two organisations will develop mutually compatible world-class innovative products and services that will deliver a competitive advantage, push boundaries and inspire the next level of leaders to stand out from the competition. 

Phil James, CEO of the Institute of Leadership & Management, said: “This partnership is vital to our aim of helping people in Health, Care, Justice and Community Safety professions to address leadership and management challenges specific to those sectors. We’re privileged to be working with WDT, who are not only experts in the professions they serve but share our values and our commitment to delivering great leadership for public benefit.” 

John Rogers, CEO of the Workforce Development Trust, said: “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with the Institute of Leadership & Management. They are renowned for their expertise and high-quality resources and programmes. All successful partnerships start with shared philosophies and goals. In times of change the skills and expertise of the leaders and managers in an organisation at all levels are critical to making a success of that change.  We are very confident that our natural alignment with the Institute for Leadership & Management and the work we will do together through this partnership will enable us to jointly support and inspire leaders and aspiring leaders across our sectors to lead people and organisations that deliver world class public benefit. 

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The Workforce Development Trust (WDT) helps organisations to deliver outstanding public services through better workforce planning, design and development so staff have the skills and understanding needed to develop their expertise, improve their performance and operate effectively in the workplace. It operates across multiple sectors to address a broad range of common workforce issues with customer-centric, solutions-based products and services. WDT is a not-for-profit organisation and the parent company for Skills for Health, Skills for Justice, SFJ Awards, the National Skills Academy for Health and People 1st International.   
The Institute of Leadership & Management is a world-renowned specialist membership body that raises professional standards of more than 30,000 leaders, managers, coaches and mentors. Our mission is to inspire great leadership, everywhere. We are a registered charity and governed by a board of trustees.  
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