Identifying and promoting excellence in social justice commissioning

Academy Events

Our events offer a commissioning themed annual conference and monthly evening seminars featuring expert guest speakers discussing relevant commissioning topics. These events are aimed at helping develop your knowledge and offer the opportunity to network and share best practice with your commissioning colleagues.

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Workshop: Improving Social Outcomes and Value for Money through the 3C’s – co-design, co-production and co-commissioning

17 November, 2016

Linda Damerell, CEO, Tapestry Innovation
Glyn Edwards, Head of Commissioning, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner
Professor Richard Tomlins, Director, Cohesia Ltd & Visiting Professor of Race & Diversity at Coventry University

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Bristol Seminar: Experts by Experience – Engaging the Service User

22 November, 2016

Dr Kieran McCartan
Associate Professor in Criminology and Leader of the Social Science Research Group, University of the West of England
Paula Harriott
Head of Involvement, Revolving Doors Agency

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London Seminar: What is Market Shaping?

10 November, 2016


Fiona Richardson

Associate Director, Institute for Public Care, Oxford Brookes University


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Workshop: Inequalities in Commissioning Diversity

8 November, 2016

Dr Doirean Wilson, D.Prof Practice, MA HRM
Senior Leader in Human Resources
Middlesex University (Business School) London

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Workshop: The formal and informal aspects of evaluation

31 October, 2016


Dr Paul Dawson CPsychol

Research Manager, Evidence & Insight, Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime


Paul is the Evidence and Research Manager of Evidence and Insight, which is the dedicated research and analytic arm of the Mayors Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC). The team conduct a wide range of performance, data visualisation, large scale public opinion surveys and evaluation.
In this free interactive workshop Paul will cover many of the formal teachings but seek to go beyond these into areas rarely discussed, but absolutely critical for evaluation. This session will include debates, real life examples of success and challenges, as well as identifying specific tools developed to assist any evaluation journey.

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