At the centre of HELM’s vision and mission of capacity building within the sector is its theory of change. The MOLD framework which underpins the curriculum and delivery modality of HELM has adopted a developmental focus on performance and career management. In it, leadership development is understood as a systemised, managed process and the driver of performance and career management.
As a result, leadership development is considered more appropriate and responsive when it:
- embeds and is cognisant of the leadership context, which is complex and constantly changing;
- enhances individual and organisational leadership capacity through reflection and learning; and
- expands leadership capital through individual and organisational performance and career advancement.
The MOLD framework illustrates that if leadership development is conceptualised in a systematised, integrated manner and planned and managed correctly in an enabling organisational setting, it may enhance an individual’s competencies and result in improved organisational and sectoral outcomes.