Systems Leadership


The Staff College, formally known as the Virtual Staff College (VSC) is committed to sharing its growing body of knowledge on Systems Leadership throughout the sector and beyond and actively promoting Systems Leadership as a leadership approach appropriate in a context of volatility and change.

In 2013 the College produced a think piece, Systems Leadership for Effective Services, supported by a significant piece of research commissioned from the Colebrooke Centre, which explored the characteristics of systems leadership through a number of different lenses. Our commitment to this endeavour, has taken the College into a systems alliance with its counterpart leadership agencies for Adults Social Services, Public Health, the NHS and local government; this alliance has produced Leadership for Change a national place-based leadership programme which explores some of the most intractable leadership challenges facing the public sector today.