What Works Scotland and community planning partnerships put themselves under the spotlight at an event in July 2016 where participants shared their collaborative action research (CAR) experiences from across Scotland, and examined this way of working.
How do we ensure that diversity flourishes in collaborations and partnerships? What Works Scotland co-director Ken Gibb reflects on the argument of applied economist Tim Hartford in his January 2017 book, Messy, on creativity and resilience.
What Works Scotland research fellow Dr Hayley Bennett outlines some key ideas from her February 2018 presentation on collaborative practice and public service reform in Scotland.
Gary Smith, a member of the Fife welfare reform inquiry team reflects, in December 2017, on the experience and impact of the collaborative action research activities for What Works Scotland.
Dr Hayley Bennett and Dr Richard Brunner share insights on the role of professional researchers in collaborative, participatory and action research approaches, and put forward recommendations for those thinking about initiating CAR processes.
Animating Assets is a project that explored what difference working in an asset-based way made in communities and services. Dr Jennifer McLean from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health explores what her organisation learned.
Claire Bynner, Oliver Escobar and Wendy Faulkner describe a What Works Scotland project to create a training course that would develop and cascade skills in facilitative leadership.
What helps deepen our understanding of different aspects to public sector reform? This blog by Kirsty Deacon about her 2017 internship at the Scottish Government explores u.lab online learning as a tool to help develop people’s capacity as change-makers.
Claire Bynner, research associate at What Works Scotland, reflects on a seminar held by What Works Scotland on 25 March 2015 on the economics of prevention, specifically on community planning partnerships and health.
An article that explores how Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership approached changing Aberdeenshire’s relationship with alcohol and what they learned from the experience.