Headlines: 21 June, 2017

Apprentices working in the public services are set to get a fairer deal under a charter launched today by UNISON. Being paid the rate for the job, high quality training and a guaranteed employment contract are among the aims outlined in the document unveiled at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. The charter also […]


Headlines: 22 March, 2017

ambridge is set be at the centre of a leading ‘smart city region’ – combining the city’s brainpower and business might to speed up ‘smart’ solutions to congestion, air quality and other city challenges. The work of the Smart Cambridge programme is being scaled up to explore how the latest data and digital technology can […]

Feature: 30 June, 2017

Computer gaming has become ‘child’s play’. In this article Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes explore the pros and cons and suggest a balance between computer and natural play. A whopping 93% of kids aged 7-10 play computer games on a regular basis, with more than a third spending between one and two hours a day […]

Abstract: 21 June, 2017

This is a guide for councillors and officers working to build a stronger dialogue between councils and residents. The term ‘engagement’ means anything that creates a stronger two-way relationship between council and communities. This runs from formal consultation to more deliberative and informal listening exercises. It can include co-production, crowdsourcing, events and public meetings. The […]

Review: 22 June, 2017

The author, Tom Rath, explores what makes great leaders and teams and why people follow them. This is a landmark study of great leaders, teams, and the reasons why people follow. Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths. […]

Review: 21 June, 2017

The authors James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner examine a fundamental question: How do people learn leadership? How do they learn to become leaders? The book is a comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner-leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. It offers a […]

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