Consultancy in public services
Empowerment and transformation
- Robert Adams, Wade Tovey
- Paperback, 256 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 25 Jul 2012
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"This invaluable book genuinely breaks new ground in the use of consultancies, showing you how to work positively with staff to develop creative solutions in order to provide effective services."
Brian Littlechild, University of Hertfordshire
About This Book
Based on the authors' twenty-five year experience of consultancy in the public services, this book develops an empowering approach to thinking about and doing consultancy with public services. It challenges the traditional view that the consultants are brought in as experts and instead examines ways of using consultancy to empower staff, patients, service users and members of the public, so that they can take part in developing, changing, innovating and ultimately transforming these services. The book includes chapters explaining consultancy, on preparing bids, on negotiations and on the importance of assessment and review which are geared towards the needs of those working in public and third sectors, either as or with consultants. It includes a glossary, abbreviations, helpful contacts and websites which are valuable for quick reference and to aid further understanding.
Author BiographyRobert Adams, Emeritus Professor, School of Health and Social Care, Teesside University, has carried out consultancies with many public sector organisations. He has researched and written widely on public services including health and social care. Wade Tovey, Assistant Dean Enterprise and Director of EPICC [Enhancing Practice and Innovation Centre for Care], School of Health and Social Care, Teesside University, has completed a wide variety of consultancy work in public services over the past 20 years.
Part One Setting the scene: Introducing consultancy: an empowerment approach
Part Two Doing consultancy: Negotiating
Part Three Reflections: Reflecting on contexts for consultancy
Reflecting on perspectives on consultancy
Doing consultancy and transforming public services.
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