Evaluation of Sport England’s Management and Leadership Programme
Sport England’s Management and Leadership Programme (MLP) was delivered in Association with Cranfield University to two cohorts of senior managers from National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and partner organisations including the English Federation for Disability Sports, StreetGames and the County Sport Partnership Network (CSPN). CFE Research was commissioned to undertake an evaluation to determine the impact of the programme on participants’ continuing professional development. The project explored the extent to which participants had been able to put their learning into practice in their day-to-day roles and the impact this had had on their wider team and organisation and whether the programme had a direct positive influence on the sports and delivery partners, and senior leaders in terms of their Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The evaluation involved qualitative fieldwork with participants and their employers and wider stakeholders.