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David Colbear

David Colbear

iMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 10 December

Our alternative advent calendar celebrates the people or teams who have inspired us this year Jacky, Teresa and Tracy have…

December 10, 2018

What councils are and do needs radical change

Earlier this week Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government told the Commons’ public…

November 29, 2018

Primed Performance Management: providing a service-wide view of performance

When you’re one of only four consultants delivering an implementation programme in an adult social services department with over 100…

November 9, 2018

Clairvoyance, delivering projects and the benefits of a discovery mindset

Sometimes when developing a large delivery programme we are asked to provide specifics about what we are going to be…

June 12, 2018

Is it working?

Last December I wrote about some of the biggest lessons I had learned from delivering change in 2017. We are only…

February 19, 2018

No service is an island (and other things I’ve learnt about implementing change this year)

I have spent a significant part of my year implementing a large adult social care transformation programme in partnership with…

December 8, 2017

Early Help Learning Set: Final reflections

We recently ran our fifth and final Early Help Learning Set (a regular gathering of children’s services practitioners hosted by iMPOWER…

October 22, 2015

Early Help Learning Set: Working with Schools

During iMPOWER’s most recent Early Help Learning Set (where we gather children’s services practitioners to discuss some of the most…

July 27, 2015

Early Help Learning Sessions: Part 2

Last week we held the second of our ‘Early Help Learning’ sessions, bringing together a group of children’s services practitioners…

December 5, 2014

Early Help Early Observations

Last week I hosted a group of children’s services practitioners in our office to discuss some of the challenges of…

October 6, 2014

The Quality of Public Discourse

In their recent book, ‘The Fourth Revolution’, John Mickelthwait and Adrian Wooldridge talked about the need to radically reform the…

August 22, 2014

Democratic Deficit – Do fewer elections equal more voting?

Understanding the public sector is my job so I have a reasonable idea about who to write my letters of…

July 28, 2014

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