Leadership Network and Co-production

Following on from the success of the last Leadership Network event at which Lambeth managers were asked to explore the topic of mutuals, this event challenged managers to get to grips with co-production.

In the first session managers were asked to take part in a co-design exercise and to role play a range of service users with different assets, needs and wants. The exercise was designed to show how complex co-production can be and how this is different to more traditional methods of consultation. It showed how the  ideas and assets that end users bring to the table can be used in all stages of co-production from designing solutions to implementation of public services.

In the second half of the workshop we invited a range of external experts in co-production to take part in a world cafe conversation, experts included: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the New Economics Foundation, Contact a Family, Aequitas Consulting, English Community Care Association, Mosaic Clubhouse and Paxton Green Timebank.

Managers were able to ask experts their co-production questions and to find out about the principles, methods, tools and techniques involved in the process.

You can now view all of the tweets, notes and pictures from the event by visiting: http://sfy.co/LSw

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4 Responses to Leadership Network and Co-production

  1. Emily says:

    It was a pleasure meeting all of you. I hope that you found the world cafe session useful. It is not easy to explore any tool in details in 20 minutes. If you would like a more detailed explanation on those tools or others you can use, please let me know. Also happy to send you an electronic version of the tools we distributed on the day.
    Happy Co-producing!

    • lgovsk1 says:

      Hi Emily, thank you and it was great meeting you at the event, I have been sent the tools by Francis and can get them uploaded but it would be great to get a bit of an explanation of how to get the most out of them too 🙂

  2. lgovsk1 says:

    You can now see Francis Clarke’s write up of the Co-production event on the Guardian’s Local Government Network blog which offers food for thought on leadership and morale here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2011/nov/15/lambeth-coop-council-challenge-leadership-morale

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