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Become a Collaborative Transformation Practitioner (three days)

03 May 2017 10:00

The dates of the seminars are:  3 - 5 May 2017 (East Midlands), and 16-18 May 20...

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Become a Collaborative Transformation Practitioner (three days)

16 May 2017 10:00

The dates of the seminars are:  3 - 5 May 2017 (East Midlands), and 16-18 May 20...

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2016 News

Here are some of SSA's activities so far in 2016, in addition to our facilitation and teaching work...

April 2016: Kent Police Force Control Room SMT skills development - SSA delivered the Collaborative Transformation Practitioner Programme to members of the Kent Police Control SMT as part of their preparation for potential closer working across Kent blue-light and support services.

April 2016: Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative Transformation Oct 2016 dates announced. The invitation for the 13th cohort of the Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative Transformation has been announced by Canterbury Christ Church University.

March 2016: Collaborative Transformation Programme launched at College of Policing (Ryton) - Kent Police and Essex Police are supporting a national initiative to develop collaborative working skills and knowledge across blue-light working. A pilot launch of a "blue light" version of the programme will be held at the end of May at the College of Policing (Ryton)

March 2016: Design and delivery of the PCDC Community Pharmacists' Development Workshop - The SSA team are working on the Health and Social Care integration agenda to develop the collaborative leadership skills of prescribing pharmacists to lead cross organisational teams.

March 2016: Collaborative Transformation Practitioner Programme for LGSS Managers - Local Government Shared Services is the collaboration between Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire County Councils to share services and deliver services on behalf of other councils.

March to May 2016: Local Government Association Shared Service Map Update - In 2015 the Local Government Association produced an interactive map of shared services, providing a compendium of council shared services examples across England. SSA have been commissioned to research and update the 2016 Map.

March 2016: Facilitation of Orbis Public Law leadership team. Orbis Law is a new public sector law collaboration between Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey Councils. SSA provided facilitation and collaborative leadership skills development in a session between the heads of legal for each council, to support moving the project to its next steps. 

March 2016: Kent & Essex Support Directorate Collaborative Transformation Practitioner Programme. A third cohort of K&E Support Directorate managers, for Kent Police and Essex Police, attended the three-day CTPrac programme. This takes the total to over 30 managers attending the programme. A number have also gone on to attend the Postgraduate Certificate in Collaborative Transformation at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Feb 2016: EMLA GP Leadership Development Programme - SSA associates delivered four coaching sessions for GP participants in the development of a cluster of GPs.

Feb 2016: Launch of Collaborative Communications Toolkit - In collaboration with Blue Heron Communications, SSA launced a new toolkit and one-day seminar for Communications and Programme Managers who are responsible for multi-partner, multi-stakeholder communications, often with limited resources or specialist skills. See http://www.sharedservicearchitects.co.uk/Comms-Seminar

January 2016: Collaborative Transformation Practitioner Programme for Staffordshire Blue Light Programme - SSA delivered the three day Collaborative Transformation practitioner programme to the PCC/Fire and Police project team for Staffordshire. The three days applied the toolkits and learning in the context of the "Prevent" agenda which is part of the focus of the team.

January 2016: Bristol City Council - Workzone Provider event held on 22nd January 2016. LGA planned and facilitated an action learning workshop for 60 leaders from across the employment and skills network in Bristol. The purpose was to improve collaborative working between the organisations to gain better outcomes than each can achieve on their own.

January 2016: Collaborative Transformation Practitioner Programme for Ashford Council Managers - SSA delivered a condensed two-day programme for a team of managers from Ashford Borough Council and granted them Collaborative Transformation Practitioner recognition.

The SSA website provides links to shared service and collaborative working news at /Keep-Up-To-Date-With-The-Latest-Shared-Service-News and shared service and collaborative working jobs at /Jobs. In 2015, SSA published 370 news articles and 230 jobs postings.