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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 […]

Public service: state of transformation conference – it doesn’t have to be this way

Public service: state of transformation conference – it doesn’t have to be this way 24 May, 10.00-16.30. Camden Centre, Bidborough St, London WC1H 9JE £138.00 – £354 Our first ever conference held to share what works (and what doesn’t) in achieving better outcomes for citizens from public services, bringing together over 200 thought leaders and practitioners from […]

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

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 […]

Understanding and use of Trauma Informed Practice

The Academy for Social Justice Commissioning is hosting a London Evening Seminar featuring:  Dr Kieran McCartan │ Professor of Criminology │ University of the West of England and Lisa Rowles │ Director of Innovation & Evidence│ Khulisa (Plus pre-recorded input from a service user discussing their experiences and the role of trauma in their journey) Experience of […]

Keeping wealth in the community

Wirral Council are hosting a free event on 21 January as part of their commitment to inclusive economic growth. Wirral Council has launched a new Community Wealth Building project with the Centre for Local Economic Studies (CLES), to help us and our partners to drive inclusive growth and ensure more public money is spent with local […]

Building Community Capacity practitioners network meeting

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) will be hosting the next Building Community Capacity practitioners network meeting on 12th December 2018 at The Centre for Voluntary Action in Digbeth, Birmingham. The theme of the event will be “Routes to Wellbeing: making a positive difference”. Speakers will include: Patrick Hall — Research Fellow, Sustainable Care Research Programme, University of […]

NEWS

A second journey into the “landscape of innovation approaches” with States of Change

Nesta’s States of Change network has just published version 2 of their “Landscape of innovation approaches”, wherein they have “mapped out the various methods and approaches we’ve come across to help people explore and make sense of the broad range of methods that exist.” Nesta researcher Bas Leurs goes on to explain: We used the […]

Correlation is not causation: a spectrum of impact measurement from SSIR

The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) has posted an essay intended to act as a “Playbook for Designing Social Impact Measurement”. The authors begin by reiterating the importance of data in decision-making and resource allocation, before turning to the challenges of working out which data should be used, and in what ways: As basic as […]

GO Lab announces Fellows of Practice for 2019

The Government Outcomes Lab (GO Lab) at the University of Oxford have announced their Fellows of Practice for 2019, “a group of 19 experienced practitioners, who have [shown] outstanding expertise, values and pioneering spirit in the field of outcomes-based commissioning and the public sector more broadly”. Six of the Fellows are continuing from the 2018 […]

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A second journey into the “landscape of innovation approaches” with States of Change

Nesta’s States of Change network has just published version 2 of their “Landscape of innovation approaches”, wherein they have “mapped out the various methods and approaches we’ve come across to help people explore and make sense of the broad range of methods that exist.” Nesta researcher Bas Leurs goes on to explain: We used the […]

Correlation is not causation: a spectrum of impact measurement from SSIR

The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) has posted an essay intended to act as a “Playbook for Designing Social Impact Measurement”. The authors begin by reiterating the importance of data in decision-making and resource allocation, before turning to the challenges of working out which data should be used, and in what ways: As basic as […]

Landscape of innovation approaches: version 2

States of Change have released various methods and approaches they have come across to help people explore and make sense of the broad range of methods that exists. They released new approaches since their first version.

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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