FEATURES

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 […]

Regional Transformation Academy

The Public Service Transformation Academy (PSTA) are pleased to launch the Regional Transformation Academies, capability development programmes for change-makers centred and hosted in each region – starting September. Spaces are limited, so if you are interested in being part of a regional cohort we encourage you to register your interest: South West North West North East Yorkshire […]

State of Transformation report 2018

The State of Transformation – it doesn’t have to be this way   Transformation. It’s one of those power words, like leadership, community, engagement, outcomes. They sound good, so they get added to ‘sell’ lots of initiatives or projects, but they are overused and often meaningless. So, over time, ‘transformation’ has become degraded. And besides, […]

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 Leadership in Public Services

“The greatest teacher, failure is.” – Yoda to Luke Skywalker, The Last Jedi Teaching leadership is hard work. But leadership can be learned, particularly in a room of experienced adults. On April 2nd, we invite you to a leadership lab to experience “Agile Leadership in Public Service” in a peer-learning environment. Our workshop will be […]

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 […]

London evening seminar on the understanding and use of Trauma Informed Practice

The Academy for Social Justice Commissioning is pleased to announce an evening seminar to be held in London on Wednesday 13th February 2019 on the topic of the understanding and use of Trauma Informed Practice. Experience of trauma, especially psychological and emotional, is universal and impacts on all areas of human functioning, including physical, emotional, social […]

NEWS

Troubled Families Program evaluation published

The Government has published its national evaluation of the Troubled Families Program 2015–2020. There’s lots of detail in this latest report, and not all of the news is as positive as it’s being made to sound, but the material on the transformation of local services is of particular relevance to PSTA and its partners. Among […]

Cross-council collaboration on administration has done little to help with the impact of austerity

Thomas Elston and Ruth Dixon, both of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, have taken to the LSE’s Policy & Politics blog to report on their assessment of the effectiveness of “sharing” administrative services across council boundaries as an approach to dealing with the swingeing cuts to local authority funding that have prevailed […]

Cabinet Office restates government’s commitment to social enterprise in commissioning

During the Social Value Summit, held in London on 11th March 2019, the government announced a “shake-up” in the way contracts are allocated, with the intention to: … make sure they consider their social impact – by looking at areas such as the employment of disabled people, the use of small businesses, the prevention of […]

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Keep it local: report recommends councils retain public health commissioning

In its most recent Long-Term Plan, NHS England suggested that some elements of public health commissioning be reclaimed from local government, to whom it was transferred in a 2013 policy shake-up by the Coalition government. But a new report, commissioned by the County Councils Network (CCN), calls on the government to leave those responsibilities where […]

NHS Procurement and Supply Chain “Tube Map”

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has made up a map of their procurement and supply chain based on a cartographic style you may recognise as similar to that of a well-known underground railway system. Click through on the image below to embiggen: PSTA CEO Benjamin Taylor describes it as “a thing of wonder, […]

The Community Paradigm

The New Local Government Network have come out swinging with a new report arguing that public services would be best served by a paradigm shift toward handing power over to communities. Deputy director Jessica Studdert says: Many innovations coming from local government, the health sector, education and social enterprises are flourishing independently of each other, […]

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 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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