Understanding the possibilities of goal-free evaluation methodology for evaluating leadership development programmes in the NHS

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Abstract

Even after many decades of research on leadership, scholars seem to agree that the question as to whether leadership development programmes (LDPs) are effective. Although LDPs are increasingly desirable, it is not necessarily clear what these LDPs are actually doing in a given context, because evaluation of LDPs is rarely undertaken in organisations. In particular, LDP evaluations in the NHS are ‘at best anecdotal’ and ‘non-robust’. Much research is needed to identify what NHS-sponsored LDPs
actually do within its health care context, to better understand the nature of programme outcomes. Without a deeper understanding of programme outcomes, particularly from the perspective of those who undertake these developmental programmes, reform of the NHS through leadership development will prove difficult. This research addresses this gap.

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ConferenceResearch and Innovation Conference 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period19/05/1620/05/16

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Joseph-Richard, P. (2016). Understanding the possibilities of goal-free evaluation methodology for evaluating leadership development programmes in the NHS. 5. Paper presented at Research and Innovation Conference 2016, Southampton, United Kingdom.
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Joseph-Richard, P 2016, 'Understanding the possibilities of goal-free evaluation methodology for evaluating leadership development programmes in the NHS' Paper presented at Research and Innovation Conference 2016, Southampton, United Kingdom, 19/05/16 - 20/05/16, pp. 5.

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