Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence in Leadership Development: The Staff College Anniversary

This year, The Staff College reaches a significant milestone – our 25th anniversary. Since our foundation in 1999, we have been at the forefront of developing leadership and management capacity within local authorities and children’s services. It’s a journey that has seen us evolve from a small team with a big vision to a leading voice in the sector, championing the cause of effective leadership across the UK. Reflecting on this journey, Jane Parfrement, Chief Executive of The Staff College, shared, “Celebrating 25 years is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion that have been the hallmark of The Staff College since its inception. We have been committed to empowering leaders who make a real difference in the […]

Towards a Fully Engaged Organisation

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, presents ideas based on a conceptual framework which goes under a variety of names including ‘cultural theory’, ‘neo-Durkheimian institutional theory’ and ‘the theory of plural rationality’ in his blog.

The Zombie Manager

Have we created a generation of business managers conditioned not to think and has the drive to centralise impoverished life in so many organisations today? Frank Hore and David Low FRSAs explore these questions and whether changing the behaviour of the centre could help.

The Art of Change Making

‘The Art of Change Making’ is a collection of theories, approaches, tools and techniques for understanding the complex interactions between people and organisations and how to intervene to create meaningful change. These are used by current practitioners in developing systems leadership. The Art of Change Making

Tipping points and step changes

The first in a series of briefing papers from the VSC about the impact of succession planning in the regions. Tipping points and step changes