Tuesday 9 November
Keynote: Why institutional innovation?
Our institutions and ways of working need to transform to respond effectively to the current challenges and context. But how? Join Pia Andrews, public service transformer, formerly at the Australian and Canadian Government and Geoff Mulgan, Professor at UCL + Ex-Nesta, who will set the scene on the urgency and importance of public innovation, a reminder of the mission. Sign up for the call with Pia and Geoff.
How to spend it: public spending as a public service. Governments spend trillions each year. That is serious market and even society shaping power. We ask: are they spending it well? Join Sascha Haselmayer New America fellow alongside Dom Campbell founder of FutureGov to discuss the alternative ways that procurement could power a paradigm shift in responding to our social issues. Sign up for the call with Sascha and Dom
Innovation transformed by action research. Can learning journeys, communities of practice, and participatory action research transform how public sector practitioners confront complexity? Join Mumbi Maina, Maggie Low, Lily Raphael, Kyla Pascal, and Lindsay Cole of the ‘Transforming Cities from Within’ facilitation team to discuss what they have learnt from their action research with a cohort of innovators. Sign up for the call with Mumbi, Maggie, Lily, Kyla and Lindsay.
An education: for the very modern public servant. The problems that face governments the world over have shifted, and so too, the approach and skills needed to respond to them. What does the curriculum of the modern public servant look like? With Martin Stewart-Weeks and Beth Noveck (and other tbc) on modern schools of government. Sign up to the call with Martin and Beth.