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.
- Health Mutuals – a collaboration with Bolt Partners focusing on the principles of mutuality to support the delivery of the Five Year Forward View.
Place is the space
Our director Dr Henry Kippin writes for the MJ on place based leadership in a digital world.
Awkward bedfellows and slippery concepts a.k.a. How to lead social change
Our Director Dr Henry Kippin writes for the Clore Social Leadership programme on the challenges of leading social change in the 21st century.
The Collaborative University: connecting people, place and policy
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.
Insights on infrastructure for place-based system 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.
Collective ambition: a responsible next–step for funders?
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?
Systems Change in Public Services
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.
The importance of being inclusive
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.
Understanding Systems Infrastructure
Following on from our Behaving like a System report last year, Anna Randle sets out the focus of the next stage of our research on ‘system infrastructure’
Wanted: Collaboration that Gets Things Done
Collaborate director Henry Kippin responds to recent arguments that collaboration is a trend whose time has come and gone.
Behaving like a system – keeping the conversation going
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.