The “Leading Collaborative Partnerships” LCP programme was offered in 2017 in partnership between the Ministry of Social Development, University of Canterbury and Leadership Lab. This capacity building initiative ran from Feb – October 2017 and included 30 leaders from across local and central government agencies and the NGO sector. The programme focussed on developing knowledge and skills in the design and leadership of integrated service, cross-sector partnerships and also the evaluation of collective impact/social investment in alignment with the Better Public Service goals.
As part of the programme, leaders undertook group inquiry projects into 5 key areas of work; 1) Collective Impact, 2) Design Approaches, 3) Collaborative Architecture, 4) Theory U and Community Led-development and 5) Positive Approaches. Infographics and portfolios of this work is available at this link.
The LCP programme has an external evaluator Dr Gail Kelly who published her Interim Evaluation report in August 2017, a final report is due in January. Based on the success of LCP in 2017 the programme has been fine-tuned and is now open for expressions of interest for 2018.