It is difficult to find a good picture to illustrate project management but it is essentially the art and science of getting people from different professional and cultural backgrounds to share their knowledge and effot to work together to achieve an agreed common goal within a limited budget and timescale. In the Improving Nurse Education and Practice in East Africa project (INEPEA) we did just this getting a team from 5 Universities four different countries and from many different professional backgrounds to work as a unified team, just as my son Joe would get the best out of the Luxembourg Rugby team he captained.
Hilary, who I worked with in Coopers & Lybrand went on to a career in leadership coaching and management development she believes, as I do, that leadership is a product of relationships and mutual respect that must be earnt through working experience. She and her colleague Jacqui Scholes- Rhodes wrote a book setting out their approach called "Touchpoint Leadership" published by Kogan Page. This applies both to the management of organisations and to management of projects which may involve several different agencies.
Paper in SMQ on Value for Money in Behaviour Change available here.
Led by Portsmouth City Council and funded by the European Integration Fund has issued a series of reports setting out lessons for co production and social integration. Read more here. We ran a dissemination day for representatives of integration projects from 6 EU Countries.
Global Health Diplomacy
I worked with colleagues to develop training material for an open access online course, which provides an introduction to the topic suitable for diplomats in training, health advocates or international officials, academics and others including students of global health. We will run another course in September See http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/health
We ran a course for IFMSA on global health advocacy this summer and will be providing another session for them later this year before WHA see here.
Evaluating Health Wellbeing and Behaviour Change SROI
I updated the tools and notes to reflect the evidence in 2016. I provide a discovery learning course on health and wellbeing evaluation for LA and CCG commissioning teams and health professionals see here