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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

Social Outcomes Conference 2019

In pursuit of social outcomes: the international conference on impact bonds, outcomes contracts, and beyond Hosted by the Government Outcomes Lab at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, in partnership with the Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Newcastle University Business School Overview Governments and international […]

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 […]

NEWS

State of transformation report 2019

Helping each other out of the crisis For the second year in a row we reviewed the national ‘state of transformation’ of public services to provide you a collection of good practice and cutting edge thinking which you can steal with pride. This year’s report is a collection of think pieces, case studies and the […]

Outsourcing down under: lessons from Australian government

The Institute for Government (IfG) hosted an event on June 3rd in which IfG’s programme director Nick Davies quizzed former New South Wales Cabinet Secretary Professor Gary Sturgess about the Austrlain experience of government outsourcing — and luckily for us, they went and video’d the whole thing. Enjoy: (There’s also an audio-only version on Soundcloud, […]

You can’t compete your way out of the consequences of competition

Another day, another high-profile critique of the ideological commitment to competition in commissioning markets. This time it’s from Kathy Evans, CEO of Children England, in response to the HCLG report on funding for children’s services — take it away, Kathy: Among [the HCLG report’s] recommendations is a call for the Competition and Markets Authority to […]

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State of transformation report 2019

Helping each other out of the crisis For the second year in a row we reviewed the national ‘state of transformation’ of public services to provide you a collection of good practice and cutting edge thinking which you can steal with pride. This year’s report is a collection of think pieces, case studies and the […]

The valences of valuation: Nesta’s new Public Value report

Everyone’s favourite innovation-obsessed thinktank Nesta have just released a new report. As the name implies, Public Value is sort of a meta-report that brings together ideas from a bunch of Nesta projects to explore “more rounded and realistic ways of capturing the many dimensions of value created by public action”. From the report’s opening summary: […]

The death of “delivery”: CPI’s Adrian Brown advocates the enablement mindset

Adrian Brown of the Center for Public Impact (CPI) gave what looks to have been a rousing and timely keynote address at the Future of Local Government National Summit in Melbourne, Australia on 23rd May, the transcript of which is now up on the CPI’s website. He starts of by framing the problem in stark […]

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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