Skip to content

Personal use of social media

Before starting my role here at the Wales Audit Office’s Good Practice Exchange, I’d always kept work related tweets separate from my personal account. I always felt uneasy that I may bring shame upon my work colleagues by tweeting something inappropriate. But when I was fortunate enough to get this job, I realised that I faced losing a few contacts because this project didn’t have a Twitter account at the time (but does now). I decided to take the plunge and mix business with pleasure. When I worked at WCVA… Read more Personal use of social media

We are passionate about not re-inventing the wheel

One of the four pillars of the Good Practice Exchange’s philosophy is that we don’t believe in re-inventing the wheel. If we came across an approach or project which has achieved reasonable success in the public, private or third sector from anywhere in the world, we want to promote it. We think it’s quite likely other organisations will have a similar problem. We feel passionately about this. For instance, an organisation might have already done some serious leg work on pulling together a business case to change their approach to… Read more We are passionate about not re-inventing the wheel

Bilingual facilitation – how can we be better?

Last week Mike Palmer (who focuses on Sustainable Development for the Wales Audit Office) and I ran a workshop for the Public Engagement Working Group in the Eisteddfod in Denbigh. We ran a workshop where we looked at putting the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales into practice. Both Mike and I really enjoyed the workshop, which enabled us to share knowledge and to collate information on how we think the Welsh Government may want to involve people in their national conversation on the Future Generations Bill. Afterwards both… Read more Bilingual facilitation – how can we be better?

What Public Service Leaders can learn from ‘The Boss’ (aka Bruce Springsteen)

I’m sure several people reading this blog will possibly have raised eyebrows having read the title and are asking “What has Bruce Springsteen got to do with Public Service Leaders?” Recently, Bruce returned to Cardiff Millennium Stadium as he said he would, in his previous concert at the Stadium five years ago. So for starters, you could say he delivers on his promises. Moreover, I see him as a great leader, with great leadership traits, which he clearly demonstrated whilst carrying out his job. For instance, he clearly recognises the… Read more What Public Service Leaders can learn from ‘The Boss’ (aka Bruce Springsteen)

Learning to Share – how working together can help the public sector

Guest post by Neville Rookes, Welsh Local Government Association I recently worked with the Good Practice Exchange at the Wales Audit Office to help run a seminar on Energy Management. I work for the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the seminar covered a wide range of topics that seem to appeal to most local authorities. There was something for everyone. So I wanted to share what I learned from the seminar and why these lessons matter for local government – and of course what the WLGA’s next steps will… Read more Learning to Share – how working together can help the public sector

%d bloggers like this: