We design and deliver exceptional, bespoke, place-based leadership development interventions, curated by both our core team and our world-class enablers. Support is usually either nationally sponsored or specifically commissioned by individual places. In both cases development takes place across and through the organisation or system, reaching from the top to the bottom and sideways and always focused on a real, complex, systemic challenge.
We also run critically acclaimed cohort-based leadership development programmes reflecting the new interdependent world in which the public sector operates. Cohort programmes are usually peer based and are either mixed sector or profession specific. The exact focus of the content is co-designed with participants.
In collaboration with national government or a nationally based organisation, we design countrywide initiatives such as the agenda-shifting Total Place, which explored a whole place approach to public services.
With 44 STP footprints across England focused on bringing together local health and care leaders and organisations, the Leadership Centre, as a member of the Systems Leadership Alliance, has offered Systems Leadership support focusing on real work to make real change.
Total Place was an initiative which looked at how a ‘whole place’ approach to public services can lead to better services at less cost. It sought to identify and avoid overlap and duplication between organisations – delivering a step change in both service improvement and efficiency at the local level, as well as across Whitehall.
This programme was initially designed specifically for Directors of Public Health who, post transition, are working in a locally political environment for the first time. The programme is adapted for any group wanting to develop relational leadership skills for collaborative multi-sector working.
The leadership at Plymouth City Council has made a big promise to its citizens: they will live in one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities and have an outstanding quality of life. But with dwindling resources, spiralling demand and typically entrenched challenges caused by a myriad of factors that they alone cannot solve, they knew they had to find a radically different way of thinking.