We help you to do the dark work that builds collaboration focusing on both collaborative behaviours and infrastructure through a range of interventions working with both leaders and those operating across the system. Examples of our work include:
- All Together Sunderland – a partnership with Sunderland City Council looking at how the Council can work with local people and partners in public services, business and civil society to achieve a better future for the City.
Our Director Dr Henry Kippin writes for the Clore Social Leadership programme on the challenges of leading social change in the 21st century.
In her latest blog, Collaborate's Adelaide Adade argues the case for a model of higher education that moves beyond intent in the sector to practical routes to change.
We are just over half-way through our research project on the infrastructure for place-based system change. This blog piece shares insights from this work so far, setting out why systems change is relevant to public services now, the role of infrastructure in supporting it and our draft infrastructure framework, which includes components such as place-based strategies, accountability, governance and data.
Working with Independent funders on collaborative social change. Funders have already created good practice within their programmes of work; but how can we improve practice between them which recognises and responds to the collective responsibility they have towards the social issues they fund?
In this paper Anna Randle considers the relevance of system change thinking to public service reform, de-mystifying the language to address why people working in public services might find it a useful framework for understanding why collaboration can help address complex social challenges.
In an article published in this week’s MJ, Anna Randle argues that the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission should address the role of public services in creating a more inclusive society and economy - the pre-conditions which will enable the value of more obvious economic inclusion priorities, such as connectivity and skills agendas, to be realised.
Collaborate is delighted to publish this blog from Clare Wightman, Director of Grapevine in Coventry and Warwickshire - a reaction to our recent report on the behavioural preconditions of system change. Clare was on the steering group for the development of the preconditions framework.