The current economic environment is challenging, with continuing constraints on public finances and major uncertainty round the future shape of the Scottish economy. But with these challenges come new opportunities… and new thinking.
New models are emerging in a wide range of settings – models for better collaboration and joint working among public authorities; models for maximising the benefit of City Region Deals; models for creating vibrant and sustainable communities; and models for driving innovation in delivery of public services.
This series of seminars will explore each of these areas in turn, identifying key features of the new models as well as future trends – and aiming to stimulate debate and develop new ideas.
This is a time when innovation has never been so important; and while media comment has tended to focus on the need for public authorities to adopt new ways of working, the reality is that success can only be achieved if we can also harness the creativity of private sector businesses, the academic sector, and third sector organisations, in a common effort.
We hope through this seminar series to help drive forward the debate, and encourage greater understanding of the contribution which these new models can make - in creating new opportunities and achieving success.
We look forward to seeing you. You are free to come to all, or any one or more, of the seminars in the series. Please use the links below to sign up.