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GovCamp Cymru: Can we change behaviour for better public services?

At GovCamp Cymru Dyfrig Williams pitched a session on how behaviour change theory can help to embed ideas generated at unconferences into organisations. Below he outlines what he learnt from the session. This year’s GovCamp Cymru was a great event. I pitched a session on changing the behaviour of people within organisation to enable public service improvement. Whilst I’d done some work beforehand on key issues that I felt needed to be resolved and how we might do that, the session was very much a pooling of ideas and experiences,… Read more GovCamp Cymru: Can we change behaviour for better public services?

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The strategic importance of digital: a conference about culture change

What were the key messages from our recent events on digital? Kelly Doonan from Devon County Council reflects on the main learning points that she took away. On 13 September I… Read more The strategic importance of digital: a conference about culture change

What happens next?

Guest blog from Alastair Blair of The Potent Mix, who reflects on the Making a Virtue of the Virtual Shared Learning Seminar. The original blogpost is available here, and you can see Alastair and other speakers discuss the event in the below video. In a well-ordered world, the Welsh (and English) Councils and other public bodies learn how to save money the same way the Scottish Councils have, and then adopt a portal similar to tellmescotland. In the real world, it’s salutary to look at what has happened. Even in Scotland,… Read more What happens next?

Jyst Gweithdai WordPress / Just WordPress Workshops

Bydd Tanwen Grover a Dyfrig Williams o dîm y Gyfnewidfa Arfer Dda yn cynnal sesiwn ar blogio yn y 3ydd sector a’r sector cyhoeddus yn ddigwyddiad nesaf Defnyddwyr WordPress Cymru, sef Jyst Gweithdai WordPress. Cliciwch yma am ragor o wybodaeth. Tanwen Grover and Dyfrig Williams from the Good Practice Exchange Wales are holding a session on blogging in the public and third sectors at the nest WordPress Users Wales Event – Just WordPress Workshops. Click here for further information.

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)

Making the Most of Your Assets

Did you know that since 2006, business energy costs have risen by 243%? No, nor did we. The public sector in Wales is well aware of the need to cut costs and improve services. But what do you do when you’re faced with costs that seem out of your control? You could look to manage your assets better by trying new ideas or approaches. The Wales Audit Office’s Good Practice Exchange aim is to help you find these new ideas and approaches through offering free seminars, resources and guidance on… Read more Making the Most of Your Assets

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