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Global knowledge platform on impact bonds

With great enthusiasm for impact bonds around the world and a desperate need to consolidate learning, the Government Outcomes Lab has refreshed their website to launch a global knowledge platform for impact bonds. This aims to be the ‘go to’ place for learning on impact bonds around the world. By working with their partners, Ecorys, […]

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.

Events & Programmes

Aligned Autonomy: Governance for the resilient organisation

Today’s organisations struggle to accommodate a dynamic diversity of tasks, viewpoints and interests every day. How do you create sufficient alignment without taking away autonomy? How do you deal with such transverse topics as risk, quality, or compliance? The number of such questions increases every day. Both classical organisational frameworks and Agile delivery models do […]

Working towards social inclusion: supporting offenders and marginalised groups into sustainable employment

A free Academy for Social Justice seminar featuring 3 speakers, all focused on supporting widest offender cohorts and marginalised groups into sustainable employment:- Lucy Williams from New Futures Network, a national network, created by the Ministry of Justice to enhance the opportunities for rehabilitation and reform, including increasing the number of prisoners/offenders in employment in […]

Responding to Rural Domestic Abuse

An Academy for Social Justice seminar featuring Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner The National Rural Crime Network has revealed a shocking picture of domestic abuse in rural Britain with hidden victims – isolated, unsupported and unprotected – who are being failed by the system, services and those around them. In this […]

Invisible Walls Wales – family based rehabilitation

An Academy for Social Justice event looking at a family based approach in custody and community to breaking the cycle of offending and the intergenerational transmission of crime.  Featuring Corin Morgan-Armstrong, Head of Family Interventions, HMP Parc. Corin is Head of Family Interventions based at the G4S contracted prison HMP Parc in Bridgend, South Wales. He […]

NEWS

Map of UK Local Authority Open Data sites

This is a very useful map of UK Local Authority open data sites, showing whether an authority has its own general-purpose open data portal, a landing page for open data on its website or no portal or webpage that focuses particularly on open data. The information available from that authority is described on each authority […]

New national academy for social prescribing

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has set out his ambition for every patient in the country to have access to social prescribing schemes on the NHS, by funding a new National Academy for Social Prescribing. He stated that This academy is much more important than any one individual. It’s about all of us […]

Government should use procurement clout to influence a fairer economy, says new report

The government should use its significant procurement spend to bring about a fairer economy and give more opportunities to SME firms, especially when appointing external suppliers, says a new report by Demos. Infrastructure Intelligence has released their comment regarding the new Demos report. With current spend on external suppliers at £284bn, procurement is the UK […]

“I loved the interactive style of training which focused on practical application in our work rather than dwelling on theory. This was an inspiring course and one I would highly recommend.”

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Map of UK Local Authority Open Data sites

This is a very useful map of UK Local Authority open data sites, showing whether an authority has its own general-purpose open data portal, a landing page for open data on its website or no portal or webpage that focuses particularly on open data. The information available from that authority is described on each authority […]

Collective Intelligence Design Playbook

Nesta has developed this playbook to help you design and deliver a collective intelligence project. Collective intelligence is created when people work together, often with the help of technology, to mobilise a wider range of information, ideas and insights to address a social challenge. The playbook will help you “to orchestrate diverse groups of people, […]

The Public Impact Starter Kit: tools to help you achieve Public Impact

Want to improve the public impact of your policy work but don’t know how? Then the Public Impact Starter Kit is for you. It features lots of great tools to help you use the Public Impact Fundamentals framework in your day-to-day work to improve the impact of policies. Go to the Centre for Public Impact […]

WHAT WE DO

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 RedQuadrant. Their mission is to help the public sector build its commissioning and transformation capability so well that consultants are no longer needed.

  • Five key questions to help you evaluate and improve your services using a systems leadership approach.
  • Five 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
  • Five tips to stop things turning out badly.

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