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State of transformation 2019 conference

Helping each other out of the crisis For the second year running, the Public service: state of transformation conference brought together 200 thought leaders from across public service transformation. This year’s theme was all about ‘Helping each other out of the crisis’ and included a mix of breakout sessions, unconference pitches and a closing session […]

Transformation by the bucket load

Perhaps then our job as leaders is to notice all that stuff that gets in our way: negative emotions, incessant thinking, our egoic minds; the contents of our buckets.

Innovative future leadership development partnership with Future Cities Catapult

The PSTA is partnering with Future Cities Catapult to make public sector leaders aware of the emerging global issues for cities and places and how to embrace the available solutions. Chief Executive of the PSTA, Benjamin Taylor said: “Real transformation needs a future focus so we are particularly pleased to be working with Future Cities […]

Events & Programmes

In pursuit of social outcomes: the international conference on impact bonds, outcomes contracts and beyond

The Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) at the University of Oxford, in partnership with the Policy Innovation & Evaluation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and with Newcastle University Business School, will on September 5th and 6th of this year be hosting the second annual conference on outcomes-based intervention models: […]

Social Outcomes Conference 2019

In pursuit of social outcomes: the international conference on impact bonds, outcomes contracts, and beyond GoLab is hosting their Social Outcomes Conference 2019 over two days on 5 September- 6 September. The PSTA’s Chief Executive, Benjamin Taylor and Non-Executive Director, Robert Pollock will be speaking. Overview Governments and international donor agencies around the world have become […]

Public Sector Solutions Expo 2019

Public Sector Solutions Expo (PSSxpo) aims “to empower the people behind public service transformation to deliver smarter, more efficient public services despite the challenging backdrop of budget constraints, political uncertainty and an ever-growing population. PSS connects market-leading solution providers with senior procurers, decision-makers and influencers from across local and central government and the wider public […]

Public Sector Solutions Expo

Register for free to attend the Public Sector Solutions Show on 25 – 26th June at ExCeL, London – the must-attend expo that empowers those behind public service transformation to deliver smarter, more efficient public services in the challenging environment of budget cuts, political uncertainty, and an ever-growing population, PSS empowers those responsible to deliver […]

NEWS

Prospects for Oldham (and elsewhere)

Prospect Magazine has been working with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on a towns-centric supplement to its magazine, the majority of which appears to have just been published online for your edification. It would seem churlish to excerpt too much of it here, given Prospect is that rarest of things, a magazine that publishes long-form essay […]

Value beyond numbers: the “engaged philosophy” approach to policy

Here’s a fresh blog post from GO Lab regulars Leigh Crowley and Mehdi Shiva, in which they apply insights from a recent chapter by academic Jonathan Wolff (sadly not open-access) on the difference between applied philosophy and engaged philosophy. Here’s a snippet: Even when the cost of delivering a service to the homeless is higher […]

The Lowe-down: Toby Lowe on rethinking accountability in complex systems

Two team members at the Centre for Public Impact recently did an interview with Toby Lowe, in which he talks about reassessing the way we do accountability in public services in the light of complexity and other such systems-centric frameworks. Lowe isn’t pulling any punches here: The current system, based on the New Public Management […]

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The Preston model: CLES report on community wealth-building

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies and Preston City Council have just published a report detailing the achievements and lessons learned from implementing what is becoming known as “the Preston model” of community wealth-building. There’s a surprising amount of clear, useful material in this nonetheless concise report; you should really read the whole thing, if […]

Power to the people: NLGN report on community commissioning

Hot on the heels of their Community Paradigm publication from February this year, the New Local Government Network has just released new report another report, Community Commissioning: Shaping public services through people power, which “picks up on one of the recommendations from the original report to hand the power to design services over to communities […]

State of transformation 2019 conference

Helping each other out of the crisis For the second year running, the Public service: state of transformation conference brought together 200 thought leaders from across public service transformation. This year’s theme was all about ‘Helping each other out of the crisis’ and included a mix of breakout sessions, unconference pitches and a closing session […]

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The Public Service Transformation Academy is a social enterprise, led by public service consultants RedQuadrant, the Whitehall and Industry Group, and partner organisations who are thought leaders in commissioning. We design and deliver exceptional development programmes to build capacity to transform public services.

We have taken over the running of the Cabinet Office’s Commissioning Academy, the government’s acclaimed suite of leadership development programmes for commissioners of public services.

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Recorded at the Public Sector Show 2017, Benjamin Taylor talks about the PSTA and his consultancy Red Quadrant. Their mission is to help the public sector build its commissioning and transformation capability so well that consultants are no longer needed.

  • 5 key questions to help you evaluate and improve your services using a systems leadership approach.
  • 5 principles for the future of commissioning and transformation and how they apply to the different “worlds” of public services – citizen world, service world, management world, leadership world and learning world.
  • Why we should move beyond the idea of demand and need and instead focus on outcomes, allowing us to help people to achieve their life goals and purposes.
  • How triple loop transformational learning can help to change the identity of public services so that they are based on outcomes and not just the provision of services
  • 5 tips to stop things turning out badly.

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