GO Lab announces “Are We Rallying Together?” report launch event
- 28 February 2019
- Posted by: Helen Nicol
- Category: News
The Government Outcomes Lab have released the agenda for the event at which they will launch their “Are We Rallying Together?” report, which will take place on Thursday the 28th of March 2019 at the (genuinely fabulous) People’s History Museum in Manchester.
Collaboration is fundamentally changing the role of local government and the way we deliver public services. Before moving forward we must unpack what all this means. How can we be sure that collaboration works in the best interests of citizens? How can collaborative relationships function effectively? How can we measure success and maintain accountability to the tax payer?
As well as exploring current current collaborative approaches, we must consider the implications for the future. What is the role of the different parties involved? When people come from such different workplace cultures, how can we help them to work together effectively? Should we be making these approaches part of ‘standard practice’?
We all share the mission to improve public services, but we don’t know all the answers. We are excited to put these crucial questions on collaboration and public service reform to you on the day.
Here are some of the day’s speakers:
- Donna Hall is the CEO of Wigan Council and incoming Chair of the New Local Government Network. She played a fundamental role in implementing The Wigan Deal that embedded collaborative working across the council.
- Henry Kippin is the Head of Public Service Reform for the West Midlands Combined Authority.
- Martin Pratt is the Deputy Chief Executive at the London Borough of Camden.
- Jamie Anderson is Chief Executive of Age UK Wirral, who worked closely with Public Health to develop a joined-up model of care.
- Gary Wallace is Head of Public Health at Plymouth Council and a GO Lab Fellow of Practice. He has been involved in pioneering an alliance contracting model working alongside multiple providers.
- Kathy Evans is CEO of Children England and has questioned the market-based approach to public service delivery.
- Dawn Plimmer is Head of Practice for Collaborate CIC. She has expertise in strategy and organisational learning and a passion for locally-led social change.
- Toby Lowe is a Senior Research Associate at Newcastle Business School, who lead a movement around how to commission better in complexity
- Pamela Dow leads public service reform for Catch 22 and is a GO Lab Fellow of Practice. She has worked both from within Whitehall and the provider market to pioneer collaborative approaches.