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November 2014



Welcome to our November newsletter.                                                                                 

This is an exciting month for Collaborate as we welcome Sir Bob Kerslake, Deborah Cadman OBE and Dr Helen Bevan as they probe this argument further, exploring the future of leadership and management in public services.  This exciting discussion event will kick off a fascinating upcoming programme of work on future cross-sector leadership, and we are privileged to be learning from some of the most creative leaders working to improve services to the public today. 

Working across the commissioner-provider divide is the focus of a great new publication to be launched on 26th November from Collaborate and the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS) . Based on extensive interviews and workshops, our report asks what it will take to foster a more collaborative, integrated model of social work service delivery in the country.  This is a fascinating snapshot of public services in Scotland at a time of great energy and change.  There is much that we can learn from north of the border!

Working together to deliver great thinking, culture and practice is what we do here at Collaborate, so I am delighted to welcome Sarah Billiald to the team as our new managing director.  Sarah will be known to many of you as a public service leader, innovator and force for creative good - you can read her bio on our website to learn of her leap from previous roles as CEO of Kent Probation, and previously at the Cabinet Office and the National Audit Office. 

As ever we are keen to hear your input, stories and suggestions as we develop our 'shared space' for collaboration in services to the public.  If you would like to hear more about our work, or talk to us about how Collaborate could support your organisation, please drop us a line.    

Have a great month. 

Dr Henry Kippin, Executive Director






25th November – 'The Future Public Servant - Leading Collaboration in Public Services'
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

December 2014 - Launch of Collaborate Delivery Framework in partnership with UNDP 

January 2015 - Risk Launch

Partner Events

26th - 27th November - CCPS Annual Conference
'Providers as Partners: Redefining relationships for an integrated world'

Dunblane, Scotland



The Unusual Suspects Festival - here's what you missed!

'From delivering services to collaborating for outcomes'
An essay from Dr Henry Kippin in Making Good - The future of the voluntary sector'
Civil Exchange

Demand Management
Dr Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council
Published in: The MJ

The voluntary sector and public services - from delivery to demand?
Dr Henry Kippin
Published in: New Philanthropy Capital


Services to the Public and a new role for business
Lord Victor Adebowale and Dr Henry Kippin
Published by the CBI Public Services Network

Sharing Food to Save the Planet: The Unusual Suspects
Eddie Adams
Published by URBACT

Free and Decentralised in London for Social Change: The Unusual Suspects Festival
Budd Hall
Published by UNESCO

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