FEATURES

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 […]

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 […]

Events & Programmes

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 […]

Stepping into the State of Transformation webinar

The Public Service Transformation Academy and the Public Sector Solutions Expo are hosting a special sneak peak into this year’s state of transformation bundle. Introduced by Emma-Victoria Fell and presented by Benjamin Taylor, this webinar will reveal a first look into the State of Transformation 2019 report as well the findings from the state of […]

One-day workshop in Oxford on setting and measuring outcomes

The Academy for Social Justice Commissioning (AfSJC) is pleased to announce a repeat of their popular workshop on “Setting and Measuring Outcomes” to be held in Oxford on Monday 10th June 2019. This popular free hands-on workshop will tackle both basic concepts and some of the latest thinking in order to equip attendees with a […]

NEWS

Jon Rouse explains Greater Manchester’s “whole public service” health paradigm

Over at the website of MiP — which is the trade union for health and care managers, in case you’d not heard of it — there’s an interview with Jon Rouse, who’s the chief officer of Greater Manchester’s Health and Social Care Partnership. It covers a fair bit of ground, so do click on through […]

Toby Lowe’s Radical Commissioning Models 101

This one’s short and sweet: Toby Lowe of the Newcastle Business School gave a ten-minute talk on radical models of commissioning for the RSA; Easier Inc. made a video recording of said talk; said talk is now available on A Well-known Video Streaming Service. Follow this link if the video isn’t showing up for you […]

GO Lab post-mortem on Transforming Rehabilitation

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has just published its report into the slow-motion trainwreck of the MoJ’s Transforming Rehabilitation project — and it’s not pretty. The GO Lab has pushed out a quick summary on its blog, which isn’t exactly pulling the punches either: Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) was developed under Chris Grayling, a politician with serious […]

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A damning indictment of competitive tendering in social care

There’s been a fair bit of discussion about competitive tendering in recent months, with even its most enthusiastic defenders conceding that maybe some reform is in order, against what has seemed to be a swelling chorus of damning criticism. This piece from Simon Duffy — former social worker, former CEO of In Control, and founder […]

Toby Lowe’s Radical Commissioning Models 101

This one’s short and sweet: Toby Lowe of the Newcastle Business School gave a ten-minute talk on radical models of commissioning for the RSA; Easier Inc. made a video recording of said talk; said talk is now available on A Well-known Video Streaming Service. Follow this link if the video isn’t showing up for you […]

NAPC launches Primary Care Home report

The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) have launched a new report on the ways that adult social care and primary care can cooperate under the primary care home (PCH) model. The NAPC argues that the report, titled “Primary care home and social care: Working together”, […]

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 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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