FEATURES

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

Using evidence in policymaking – a crash course

Free Online Workshop | Exclusive for Public Servants & Policymakers NOTE: Registration required As governments digitise and the appetite for data increases, it’s more important than ever for public servants to know how to effectively identify, use and present evidence as part of the policymaking process. That’s why we’re hosting the first of two evidence-based […]

Losing Control in Funding & Commissioning

The Social Change Agency is hosting their upcoming event Losing Control in Funding & Commissioning. The Losing Control Event 2019 will bring together change makers from all kinds of backgrounds, sectors and positions to discuss and create bottom-up and collaborative approaches to social change. This event is a chance to hear from, meet, get support […]

How to be adaptive in Government

Free online workshop for public servants & policymakers Note: Open to all participants from the public service, civil society and academia. If you are not yet a member of Apolitical, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the workshop. As the complexity of problems facing public servants grows and […]

Solace South pre-registration session

Would you like to hear the latest thinking and insights into transformational change from the PSTA? Since our launch four years ago we’ve worked with over 100 public service organisations (including over 50 local authorities as well as the NHS, Police and Whitehall), supporting them to develop their transformational skills and capabilities. At this pre-event […]

NEWS

Reflections on Growing the New Economy

Over 250 people took part in the Growing the New Economy Convention, organised by PSTA partner E3M and Jonathan Bland’s Social Business International, in Oldham on 12 February. With a mix of interactive plenary sessions and 20 different breakouts delegates explore how we can “turn up the dial on local economic development and the way […]

Getting under the skin of the social care innovation network

Of interest to anyone committed to creating a new and better form of social care, based on the principle that people want a life and not a service, this report from the Social Care Innovative Network notes that there are many good examples of innovative approaches to care and support that are person-centred and community […]

Cultivating Local Inclusive Growth: in practice

A new report from the NLGN makes a research-based call for us all to think differently about what constitutes economic success. Focusing on inclusive growth, the report is pitched as ” a truly practical guide that outlines what local government can do, right now, to make inclusive growth happen.” Taking a “backcasting” approach, the report […]

“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.”

Transforming the public sector. Join Basis for their top rated PSTA accredited Master Classes. Last few places now available. Learn core methods like service design, agile, and LEAN, in an experiential way. Next up is ‘Whole Systems Design and Change’.

RESOURCES

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Reflections on Growing the New Economy

Over 250 people took part in the Growing the New Economy Convention, organised by PSTA partner E3M and Jonathan Bland’s Social Business International, in Oldham on 12 February. With a mix of interactive plenary sessions and 20 different breakouts delegates explore how we can “turn up the dial on local economic development and the way […]

Getting under the skin of the social care innovation network

Of interest to anyone committed to creating a new and better form of social care, based on the principle that people want a life and not a service, this report from the Social Care Innovative Network notes that there are many good examples of innovative approaches to care and support that are person-centred and community […]

Cultivating Local Inclusive Growth: in practice

A new report from the NLGN makes a research-based call for us all to think differently about what constitutes economic success. Focusing on inclusive growth, the report is pitched as ” a truly practical guide that outlines what local government can do, right now, to make inclusive growth happen.” Taking a “backcasting” approach, the report […]

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.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Watch the video to discover

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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