Leadership and learning
Led by Nina Ruddle - Head of Public Policy Engagement, Wrexham Glyndwr University
“Our aim was to shape a new
leadership programme to support current and emerging leaders to tackle the challenges of increasing demand on public services with decreasing resources and complex societal challenges.”
We recognised that the political, social and economic challenges of increasing demand on public services, coupled with decreasing resources and complex societal challenges needed new ways of thinking, working and collaboration to enable change.
Together with the requirements of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act Wales to work in new ways, our aim was to shape a new leadership programme to support current and emerging leaders to tackle these significant challenges.
In partnership with Do-Well, we co-created a systems leadership course at Glyndwr University with over 120 partners during 2018/19. A number of cohorts have undertaken the programme from Public Service Boards in Flintshire, housing association Grwp Cynefin, and partnership teams focusing on mental health.
We also presented a number of masterclasses to Governors across Wales to support them in implementing the Curriculum for Wales 2022. This work has created a community of leaders and ensured that we capture the JDT model to share learning.
The focus on systems leadership will continue in a number of ways across North Wales. Using the new Research Wales Innovation Fund from the Higher Education Funding Council Wales, we are co-creating a North Wales Public Service Lab, an intellectual and physical space bringing people and communities together to explore societal challenges and develop solutions. This will be underpinned with applied research and innovation.