The role of the role model Vanessa Schneider, Communications Officer, NLGN, March 8, 2019

Today we are holding our second speed mentoring event to celebrate International Women’s Day. In this blog, External Affairs Officer Vanessa Schneider reflects on the role models she experienced growing up. Earlier this year, I visited my alma mater as part of a careers event for my faculty. I was asked to present about my […]

The role of the role model
Why Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 is More Important Than Ever Donna Hall, CBE Chair New Local Government Network and Northern Powerwomen Transformational Leader 2017, March 8, 2019

I’m delighted that this year we have such a strong line up of brilliant women coming along to inspire everyone at our NLGN International Women’s Day 2019! Slowly but surely we are seeing more women applying for and securing the top jobs in local government. This is so brilliant for women and for our sector. […]

Why Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019 is More Important Than Ever
Inclusive Growth: What it means, why it matters, and how to deliver it in practice Dr Jennifer Anderson, Director of Economics and Social Value, Jacobs, March 6, 2019

Jacobs was delighted to partner with NLGN on its Inclusive Growth Innovation Exchange. Participants from local authorities across the county came together to discuss what inclusive growth means, why it matters, and also to share experiences on how to deliver this agenda in practice. Opening discussion centred on what inclusive growth means. It is s […]

Inclusive Growth: What it means, why it matters, and how to deliver it in practice
Kick-off for International Women’s Day at NLGN Sarah Lawson, Policy Researcher, NLGN, March 5, 2019

With NLGN’s International Women’s Day event just around the corner, I’m taking the opportunity to weave together three of my favourite things: local gov, football and inspirational women. At first glance the links might seem tangential, but there’s perhaps more in common than first meets the eye. While women continue to rise through the ranks […]

Kick-off for International Women’s Day at NLGN
Why Elinor Ostrom is the future of public services Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, March 4, 2019

@adamjlent In our report The Community Paradigm, published last week, Jessica Studdert and I explored a new model of public services emerging on the frontline of delivery. We argued that the key idea at the heart of this model is the transfer of power and resource from public sector institutions into the hands of communities […]

Why Elinor Ostrom is the future of public services
The future of public services can be summed up in one phrase: power to the people! Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, February 27, 2019

@adamjlent Two things make Big Picture schools fundamentally different from conventional schools. One is the extent to which students are able to shape their own curriculum and learning journey. The other is the central role of community. Students are part of an ‘advisory group’ made up of fellow students that support each other. Students also […]

The future of public services can be summed up in one phrase: power to the people!
Six reasons our public services need a paradigm shift towards the community Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, NLGN, February 25, 2019

A new approach to public services is gradually emerging on the front-line. Many innovations coming from local government, the health sector, education and social enterprises are flourishing independently of each other, but have at their core one shared feature: handing power over to communities. With that power flows responsibility and ownership for developing solutions, based […]

Six reasons our public services need a paradigm shift towards the community
The Independent Group is disrupting politics. But policy needs disrupting as well Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, February 21, 2019

The tectonic plates are starting to shift at Westminster. But whether the result is a landscape reshaping volcano or merely a short-lived tremor will be decided as much by policy as politics. At the moment, we have two main parties that have struggled to develop overarching visions that feel fresh and responsive to a changing […]

The Independent Group is disrupting politics. But policy needs disrupting as well