Our programme approach
Cost-effective, engaging processes that generate lasting learning and impact.
Our powerful learning programmes bring in-house or cross-sector groups together to develop responses to shared challenges. The typical model is a year-long programme of meetings and events, using action learning approaches to develop and test new solutions, build leadership skills, improve relationships and bridge the gap between knowing and doing.
Thematic programmes: examples and resources (click headings for PDF downloads)
Beyond Survival Sponsored by Scottish Government, this sustainability guide was produced with and for survivor-support organisations. Alongside key sustainability indicators, it features an outcome framework, evaluation ideas, cost benefit analysis tools and case studies. Although no design work was done, the content more than makes up for it.
Coping with Complexity Partnering with CCPS, this programme promoted systemic leadership (and system change) by providing opportunities for people who are pioneering new approaches to health and social care to share and explore their ideas with their peers.
No Place for Sectarianism The first publication to come from our newly developed programme approach in 2014. This fascinating guide is the result of a funder (Impact Funding Partners) giving space for funded organisations to devise their own evaluation framework.
Making a Statement Created with a team of local authority commissioners from around the country, this policy guidance helped councils implement elements the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. It was subsequently referenced in the Statutory Guidance for the Act and used by almost every local authority. Several other resources produced using a similar approach are available from Shared Care Scotland.
Promoting Variety This guide helps commissioners, procurement teams and practice leads to meet the challenge (and duty) of ensuring variety and choice in the provision of short breaks from caring.
Equal, Expert and Valued This guide, developed with the Coalition of Carers in Scotland and updated annually since 2016, has led to improvements in the way carer representatives are included in the statutory duties of Integrated Joint Boards.
Embracing the Chaos A self-directed leadership development programme to develop complexity-competent systems leaders in the Social Care sector. The cross-sector team developed resources and ideas for Informing Involving and Influencing change.
Make the Change was a year-long action learning programme with participants from voluntary and public sector organisations. It was designed to build capacity for collaborative leadership and learning throughout community justice. This short report distills the learning created by fifteen sector leaders and participants in a series of events from 2019-20.
Our in-house programmes develop individual organisations’ strategies, cultures and leadership. We use a ‘lateral leadership’ approach, bringing people together across organisational hierarchies to develop leadership where it belongs – in every corner of the organisation. Contact us for examples of our special programmes and how they can benefit your organisation or the organisations you support.