Exploring future leadership discovery workshop
The second blog post on the subject of exploring future leadership. The first can be found here.
We’re writing this post to inform people about:
- What’s going happen during the discovery workshop;
- What they should be thinking about before they turn up; and,
- What we are going to do with the outputs.
Why we’re doing this
Improving public sector leadership is one of One Team Gov’s five goals for the coming year. We’ve been working with civil servants to develop a new perspective on leadership, and connecting with different people and groups thinking about alternative ways to lead. We wrote a blog post about the start of our journey in exploring future leadership here.
We had planned to do this over a different timescale and approach. After the first blog post, we established a regular cadence of Twitter conversations (here, here, here and here), and planned on sharing and writing up case studies on future leadership.
However, our plans have been hastened by a series of online discussions that took place regarding the Future Leaders Scheme results in December 2018.
Tracey Williams Allred on the Future Leaders Scheme (FLS) Twitter conversations of mid December…
The Future Leaders Scheme (FLS) is a corporate talent scheme run by the UK Civil Service. It’s competitive – thousands…
We at One Team Gov, think of ourselves as a network, so we feel were in a good position to pull a lot of people together to facilitate and create action on the subject.
Before the day
- If you haven’t signed up, then do so and come along on Friday 1 March 2019 at Nobel House, London SW1P 3JR.
Discovery workshop on leadership (schemes)
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- Find all the things that you already have to help develop leadership in and around your organisation.
- Put everything you find in the collaborative document that’s available here.
Show us the data!
- What data do you have on leadership, leadership development and its impact?
- What data would you like to gather on leadership, leadership development and its impact?
- What data would be useful for you to answer the discovery question of, “Leadership for what?”
- You can add links on the collaborative document that’s available here or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Leadership for what? discovery workshop’
During the day
- Our discovery question for the day is, “Leadership for what?”
You may also want to think about:
- How do we develop leaders outside of the current approach?
- What is leadership development and who is it for?
- Who do the current models of leadership development cater for? Who’s missing out or hasn’t been considered?
- Is unmet demand for leadership development support outside of existing provision, and appetite to develop something community-led?
- What would an updated leadership statement look like in a time of constant societal and technological change? Who would use it and how would we practically use it?
Outputs from the day
- We will be open about what we discussed during the day and what we created. It will be open and community-owned.
- We will identify pain points, challenges, needs, missed opportunities, strengths of existing schemes.
- We will connect different people to think about alternative ways to lead.
- We will make sure people with influence, i.e. “the centre”, understand what we’ve done, so they can help us do something with it and be part of our journey.
One Team Gov wrote about exploring future leadership:
On leadership in the public sector
I’ve been thinking a bit about leadership in the civil service. I’m certainly not alone, as conversations with…
Jenny Vass wrote quick notes about what was talked about at the One Team Gov breakfast on Wednesday mornings at 1 Horseguards Road on 19 December 2018. One of the topics that was discussed: “What question should I ask about nurturing rebels on talent schemes?”
Quick Notes from Westminster One Team Gov Breakfast
I’m trying out writing quick notes about what’s been talked about at the One Team Gov breakfast on Wednesday mornings…
We’re thinking about how we might be able to use the lessons in creating the Iraq Inquiry (Chilcot) Report’s Reasonable Challenge: A Guide (page 62 of the Good Operation Handbook) to co-design a vision and provide people with practical leadership to put into action.