Commissioning Masterclass for Civil Society Leaders


This session is designed to help leaders develop successful and impactful relationships with with commissioners of public services by understanding latest thinking in commissioning, how commissioners work and how best to work with them. 

Developing truly strategic relationships with commissioners needs a deep understanding of the commissioning landscape, commissioners’ current challenges and priorities and how to position your organisaiton for success. This workshop is a must for those wishing to support their organisation to have successful long term relationships with commissioners of public services.

The masterclass will consider:

  • What is the role of civil society leaders in the current commissioning context? - Benjamin Taylor and Jonathan Bland, Public Service Transformation Academy

  • What is the commissioner’s perspective and how best to position yourselves within this – commissioners Zoe Robertson and Lesley Hilton-Duncan, Manchester City Council

  • How can new policies (e.g. latest government thinking on social value) help us?  What guidance does it give? – Julian King, Partner, Stone King

  • How can we use procurement as an enabler and develop real partnerships? –  Julian King, Partner, Stone King

  • How should we develop our leadership style  - Chris Wright, CEO of Catch-22

  • What are our next steps in this journey?

  • What are the challenges of change?  How can they be overcome? – Clare Dove, Crown Representative of VCS, HM Government

  • Action planning for change

By the end of the day you will have:

  • Clarity about how commissioners work and best to work with them

  • Insight into developing an effective leadership style

  • Confidence to begin the process of making your relationships with commissioners even more successful

Who should attend?

This workshop is for civil society chief executives and senior leaders chairs

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