APS Leadership Development Framework Report
In early 2019, the Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations (APSWI), a program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, San Diego State University School of Social Work, commissioned work on a two-phase leadership development project. The goal of the project is to develop a statewide Adult Protective Services Leadership Development Framework for managers which includes a research report and leadership workforce development plan.
This report encompasses the first phase or research portion of the project and includes an extensive examination of leadership theories, models, and literature. Program best practices and cross discipline leadership development programs are analyzed. It also includes focus group data from sessions conducted with statewide and national leadership in the field of aging and adult services examining the leadership training needs, current gaps, and suggested next steps in the process. Information will be presented in three sections covering:
- Literature Review: theories, models, research, tools;
- National and state leadership programs for aging and beyond including a summary of structure, content and competencies, and best practices;
- Leadership development training needs, gaps and next steps.