Module 1: The Essentials of Shared and Collaborative Working
The first module consists of three taught units, provided by Shared Service Architects, that serve as the building blocks for the whole programme and introduces the concept of reflective practice as a method of work. The three units are one day seminars.
1.The Highway Code of Collaborative Transformation
What are the regulations and constraints that narrow or enable the choices in public purpose collaborative settings? For example, combined authorities, health and social care and shared service working.
This seminar is core for all students joining the programme.
Shared Service Architects are providing a range of seminars that are of relevance to this programme. Students who, within 18 months prior to joining the programme, have already attended one or more of these seminars may be able to bring these into Module 1 and receive an exemption. Please enquire at the point of application.
Students who have not yet attended any of the seminars provided by Shared Service Architects, will also have to attend the following two sessions:
2. Building Shared Trust & Vision in Collaborative Transformation:
40 tools, techniques and templates for building strong trust and absolute clarity of shared vision between public sector partners in collaborations and shared services
3. Drafting Collaboration Business Cases:
50+ tools, techniques and templates for developing elements of a collaboration or shared service business case in-house.
As a result of these taught units, you will have a sound and systematic understanding of collaboration strategy. You will be asked to demonstrate how you intend applying the learning to a current workplace collaboration activity, or shared service, through an evidence portfolio and written assessment.
Module 2: Change Management Theory and Practice
Research and analysis methodologies
Current research and practice in change management
The impact of change management on collaborations and shared services
In the second module, you will develop a more conceptual understanding enabling you to identify and critically evaluate current research and practice in the field of change management and its impact in public purpose collaborations.
This involves a written literature review and a written critical appraisal of 1-2 existing collaborative initiatives. The appraisal will identify what can be learned from them and applied to your workplace setting.
Module 3: Developing a Collaborative Transformation Roadmap
Applying the understanding of the essentials of change management to collaboration and shared service settings
Constructing a detailed “road map” to take an organisation forward in its collaboration or shared service activity
Through this module you will apply your deeper understanding of collaborations and shared service initiatives to your own organisation and construct a detailed plan or ‘road map’ to take your organisation forward along the collaboration or shared service route.