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 who bring a wealth of real-world knowledge that will be hugely beneficial to our participants, and help build the capability of the sector.”
The Public Service Transformation Academy is a not-for-profit social enterprise made up of organisations at the forefront of developing the capabilities of local, civil, social, and health. Our mission is to develop the capability of public service organisations to realise better outcomes for the communities they serve.
Catherine Taylor, Director and Design Authority Chair, PSTA said: “This partnership will build on the highly rated current PSTA development programmes including Public Service Transformation Academies and Commissioning Academies that have developed the skills of over 1000 public servants to date.”
The PSTA continues to collaborate with Future Cities Catapult who are sponsoring this year’s Public service: state of transformation conference ‘Helping each other out of the crisis’ which will bring together over 200 thought leaders and practitioners working on public service transformation to help each other understand what works and doesn’t work in achieving better outcomes for citizens from public service design and delivery.
You can get involved by having your say on the current state of public services and state of transformation by filling out this survey being conducted by the PSTA and the Public Sector Solutions Expo.
The future focus on offer is explained by curriculum content developer and Associate Director of Future Cities, Max Wide who said, “This is not about theory, this is about the genuine development that comes when you bring together information about the real issues that have to be dealt with, (urbanisation, congestion, pollution, climate change, etc). as well as the new opportunities that technology brings, (5G, the internet of things, autonomous vehicles and so on) and present it to senior leaders in the public sector. We will also bring objective information about the usefulness and readiness of new technologies and a view of what is coming down the line, plus the real world, real life lessons from city leaders who are the pioneers in this space. The first events will take place across the coming months, and people wanting to access the content can register their interest.”