We are bringing together academic researchers for a colloquium on leading change in public services. Attendance for delegates is FREE. Book now to reserve your place.
Reflections on my participation in the ACOSVO Leadership Exchange programme.
What are the benefits of working in the public sector? This is an extended post based on a shorter piece for Prospects magazine.
The National Maternity Review has recommended the trial of personal budgets for maternity services including child birth. This blog explores some of the potential pitfalls of this proposal.
I’m often asked if I have any real world experience. Sometimes I’m even told ‘what would you know about the real world’. There are so many flaws in both those standpoints (and much has been written about this previously) but I think there is another important point to consider. What is happening here, is that thereContinue reading “Academics in the Real World”
As reported last week someone has finally claimed the second outstanding Lotto prize of £33m. That’s a lot of money! Certainly more than I can imagine. But what about £107m, £100m or £46m? These are the amounts of money that Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Highland Councils respectively have to save over the next five years, two years and three years. That’s likeContinue reading “Call for Abstracts – Leading Change in Public Services”
NB: This was originally posted in 2016. As of September 2018 I no longer work at Queen Margaret University. As such some of the links on the below post may no longer work. For information about my current post please go to the About Me section of this website. By Dr Ian C Elliott, Dr Peter FalconerContinue reading “What is an MPA?”
On Monday I was in Cardiff for a celebratory lunch, hosted by Academi Wales, to recognise the achievement of graduates from the PgCert Public Services Governance programme. Below is a copy of my talk: Public Services Governance – Graduation Thank you to Academi Wales for inviting me to give this short talk. It’s greatContinue reading “Public Services Governance Graduates 2014”
Training and education for public service workers mustnt be forgotten.
Politics vs Economics Less than 24 hours since the Chancellor stood up in Parliament to announce his spending plans for 2015-16 much has already been written about both the style and content of his speech. Needless to say (and despite the Chancellors protestations this morning) this was a highly political speech with the upcoming generalContinue reading “SR2013”