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

Agile Master in Public Services

Delivering and managing change in the public sector is difficult. Public services are fraught with complexity and often provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Planning change projects in a linear way using traditional project management approaches (such as PRINCE2) often holds organisations back from learning and refining their changes throughout […]

Agile Master in Public Services

Delivering and managing change in the public sector is difficult. Public services are fraught with complexity and often provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Planning change projects in a linear way using traditional project management approaches (such as PRINCE2) often holds organisations back from learning and refining their changes throughout […]

Agile Master in Public Services

Delivering and managing change in the public sector is difficult. Public services are fraught with complexity and often provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Planning change projects in a linear way using traditional project management approaches (such as PRINCE2) often holds organisations back from learning and refining their changes throughout […]

Agile Master in Public Services

Delivering and managing change in the public sector is difficult. Public services are fraught with complexity and often provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Planning change projects in a linear way using traditional project management approaches (such as PRINCE2) often holds organisations back from learning and refining their changes throughout […]

NEWS

Manifesto for a Collaborative Society

Collaborate is pleased to have launched their new Manifesto for a Collaborative Society Over the past year, building on work with our partners and conversations with a wide range of people, we have asked: what if we could change the lens through which we see our world – from individualism, competition, hierarchy and heroic leadership, […]

How to hold a Citizen’s Assembly: the Greater Cambridge experience

More and more places are using Citizen’s Assemblies to debate complex issues and challenges, to better understand what the wider population think should happen to address them. Participants are chosen so that they reflect the demographics (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, social class) and attitudes of a place. These are usually high profile events, where decision-makers […]

Act Local: Empowering London’s Neighbourhoods

A new Centre for London report examines the role of neighbourhoods in shaping the city, strengthening community and enhancing public services. There is an increasing sense that the UK’s democratic institutions and processes are too distant from those they represent. Londoners care deeply about the places where they live but too often feel unable to […]

“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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Manifesto for a Collaborative Society

Collaborate is pleased to have launched their new Manifesto for a Collaborative Society Over the past year, building on work with our partners and conversations with a wide range of people, we have asked: what if we could change the lens through which we see our world – from individualism, competition, hierarchy and heroic leadership, […]

Why we urgently need a Community Care Act

And what should be in it NLGN’s Director makes the case for a new law that would shift power from public institutions and into the hands of citizens. The factors eroding the very foundations of our political and economic system will barely be addressed in this election. No-one will admit that the legitimacy of our […]

The Public Sector Pia Review: preparing for what we need to do in 2020

The Pia Review is a series of articles on better public sectors, written by Pia Andrews, Executive Director of Digital Government in the New South Wales Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. The 20 articles in her review cover two broad categories; re-imagining government and doing better public service today and can be found here. Full […]

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

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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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