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The Scottish Approach to public service reform places significant emphasis on partnership and collaboration. Successfully reforming public services therefore calls for a kind of leadership that fosters and promotes partnerships and collaboration within, between and beyond individual services.

In this seminar we will discuss some of the key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflect on what this means for practitioners. We will use evidence to explore how leadership effects change around public service reform (PSR) when working within the complex dynamics of public services.

Building on short inputs by leading thinkers, policy-makers and practitioners, this seminar will facilitate discussions to rethink the future of public service leadership in Scotland, in light of the following questions:

  • How is effective public service leadership enacted?
  • What kind of public service leadership enables productive partnerships and collaboration?
  • What is needed to facilitate the development of the next generation of leaders in Scottish public services?

Who should attend?

Senior leaders in public services and local authorities; community planning partnership leaders; and other stakeholders working in partnerships to deliver public services
What Works Scotland national partners, learning partners, and case study partners

More details

  • Date: Tuesday 10 October
  • Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Registration open and coffee available from 1pm
  • Location: the Lighthouse, Glasgow

Places are free, but limited, so please register on Eventbrite to secure your place.

Related resources

What Works in Public Service Leadership: Exploring the Potential

This literature review aims to provide an understanding of the forms of leadership that are necessary for the future of Scottish public services. It presents an overview of key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflects on emerging themes identified by What Works Scotland that support change around public service reform.

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