Saturday 06 June 2020

East Midlands Transformation Academy

East Midlands Councils and Public Service Transformation Academy have launched the East Midlands Transformation Academy, designed for people who are delivering transformational change for local communities.

The Academy will take place for five days over four months starting September, and and be hosted by East Midlands Councils in Melton Mowbray.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to initiate and lead change across complex systems;
  • Be part of a new regional cross-sector network;
  • Develop the capabilities to transform outcomes. Download the full prospectus flyer here.
  • Participants learn from expert speakers on systems transformation, outcomes thinking, understanding demand and need, asset-led development, co-production, co-design, service re-design, behavioural insights, creating coaching conversations, understanding digital innovations, using data and evidence, leading across boundaries, and driving change in a political environment. Participants are supported to apply this learning to a priority area of their work.We’re seeking participants who are committed to making a difference in key areas, keen to apply the latest thinking and approaches to realising outcomes, and eager to apply the ideas, assets and energy to all parts of the system.

The Public Service Transformation Academy is a certified social enterprise launched in 2016 to deliver the Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy to continue the Public Service Transformation Network’s knowledge transfer mission. We are a not-for-profit partnership comprising charities, social enterprises, professional networks, businesses and universities together with local, heath and civil service bodies.

Testimonials from the East of England Transformation Academy:

A great programme that broadens your mind and your thinking about systems. Head of Integration & Partnerships, Essex County Council

The Academy provided much needed time and space to reflect and learn about different and innovative approaches and tools to tackle complex challenges. Most importantly, it enabled us to put what we had learnt into practice and develop a very different kind of project which will have a lasting impact Senior Strategy Advisor, Essex County Council

An excellent programme, very useful in terms of developing my understanding of systems leadership and transformation. Great to work with such a range of like minded people on systems change. Head of Environmental Services, Tendring District Council

Well worth committing five days out of your busy diaries. I feel re-energised and have made lots of new contacts as a result.Housing Services Manager, Cambridge City Council

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Transformation Academy and it has provided some valuable insight, excellent speakers and the opportunity to network with peers. I would highly recommend it. Transformation Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council

The teaching has been fantastic, the content has been thought-provoking and the networks I have grown will support me to lead change in my place. Communities Group Manager, Colchester Borough Council

The transformation academy has been an excellent opportunity to explore new ways of thinking and working. It was very well organised and facilitated. A truly well thought and robust programme that would benefit anyone involved in transformation both in local government and health. Senior Transformation Lead for Integrated Care at NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group

The PSTA is committed to promoting multi-disciplinary approaches and collaborative systems change, so group discounts also apply to group applications comprising participants from different organisations (e.g. Councils, CCGs, FT, DWP or CVS etc), as well as for participants from community and voluntary organisations.

To express interest in being part of the East Midlands Transformation Academy, please contact Paul on 0203 771 2608 or Click here to book a brief introductory call.

Transformation Academy

How to apply?

Any organisation providing services to the public may apply. Participants usually join the academy as part of a small group from each organisation, although individuals may also apply.

A group can comprise:

  • a team of four or more people from the same function or area. This can include managers and their direct reports
  • a peer group of four or more senior managers drawn from across the organisation or their partners to join up around a specific issue
  • la group of four individual candidates whose development will promote the development of organisational capability

Participants will be:

  • enthusiastic and committed to make the necessary step change
  • keen to learn from experts and other participants
  • responsible for driving transformational and cultural changes across services
  • able to take back practical input to their own transformational challenges
  • willing to commit to attend all five days

Who are PSTA?

The PSTA was established by a group of charities, social enterprises and commercial businesses to be the delivery partner of the Cabinet Office’s Commissioning Academy and the custodian of the Public Service Transformation Network’s knowledge resources.

The PSTA was formed as a not-for-profit social enterprise whose mission is to develop the capability of public service organisations to realise better outcomes for the communities they serve.

How to book a place and the costs

The standard price per participant in the National Academy held in London is £2,000. The price to public service organisations for the East Midlands Transformation Academy will be £1,800, or £1,600 for groups of four or more participants (subject to spaces being available). All prices are per participant and exclude VAT. The first ten bookings benefit from an additional £100 discount per person.

To express interest in being part of the East Midlands Transformation Academy, please contact Paul on 0203 771 2608 or Click here to book a brief introductory call.


The Academy takes place on the following days:

  1. 24th October

  2. 22nd November

  3. 12th December

  4. 16th January

  5. 13th February


Pera Business Park, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0PB

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