This seminar drew together some of the key findings from the What Works Scotland research on public service and community leadership and provided a forum for discussion and the development of ideas and responses to evolve leadership that takes our public services and the leadership agenda to the next level.
As public services move forward into their next phase of reform it is clear that the leadership and governance approaches of the past are inadequate to tackle the complex terrain of contemporary public service reform. Traditional, hierarchical managerial approaches developed for the industrial revolution, and latterly the knowledge economy, are no longer fit for purpose.
We now require new thinking and new ways of working that move beyond hiring hands or brains to hiring hearts. This is a post-knowledge human economy where creativity, passion, character and collaborative spirit are the key foundations of success.
Held on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at The Lighthouse in Glasgow.
Programme and presentations
- Public service leadership:What works and why? – Chris Chapman presentation (PDF)
- Community leadership: What works and why? – Oliver Escobar presentation (PDF)
Roundtable discussion and questions for Plenary Panel. The panel members were:
- Jackie Brock, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland
- Elma Murray, former Chief Executive, North Ayrshire Council
- Sue Brooks, Scottish Prisons Service
- Janet Whitley, Ingage Division Lead, Communities and Local Government Directorate, Scottish Government
- Public service leadership: What Works?
- Policy briefing – Public service leadership: What Works?
- Policy briefing – Re-thinking leadership for collaborative settings
- Pioneering collaborative leadership – A facilitated approach for learning in action
Hearing about collaborative leadership from Chris Chapman of @WWScot @The_Lighthouse – including the importance of a long term shared vision. Read the report here: https://t.co/fZDHzv4Znw pic.twitter.com/NlcdhFhYEP
— Vivienne Wilson (@Viviennewilson) December 4, 2018
Thank you to the panel- a combination of aspiration, rebellion and level level-headedness. Together we can create a system where all can achieve their full potential @WWScot @policyscotland @robertowenctr
— Chris Chapman (@ChrisChapmanGla) December 4, 2018
Some things that resonated with me today from the superbly thought provoking @WWScot workshop on leadership. A thread:
— Laura Turney (@LauraJTurney) December 4, 2018
— Elma Murray (@ElmaMurWall) December 4, 2018
@OliverEscobar #WWSconf2018 @WWScot BIG shoutout 2 all @ the finale 2day turning over thoughts & innovative ideas on Effective Leadership & Networked Governance: Aiming to find what works & why leaders can unwittingly be in "mind traps" but advocating 4 change pic.twitter.com/P5oHJEmEkC
— Margaret G McDonald (@MarrianeRiera) December 4, 2018
Thanks @WWScot for insightful (& seasonal!) session focussing on #leadership in #PublicService. Read the NEW research report here: https://t.co/AncpY0cIYB & find presentations here: https://t.co/FJXOeufPwy Key achievable action: Keep creating spaces for collaboration #WWSconf2018 pic.twitter.com/pQR8yyAMNy
— Equality & Diversity (@GlasgowEquality) December 5, 2018