Innovation and change leadership for data-driven initiatives

LDC 2015 Fellow, Evelyn Wareham, General Manager, Customer Insights, Analytics and Research, Statistics New Zealand, has started her study and research in the United States and the United Kingdom, focusing on innovation. Evelyn will look at strategies and initiatives for unlocking the value of data as a key enabler of state-sector reform, government transparency, and economic advantage.

Through study (an intensive leadership course on change leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts) and meetings with academic-thought leaders and private-sector innovators in Boston and the United Kingdom, Evelyn aims to learn how to achieve innovation and change leadership effectively for data-driven initiatives.

Evelyn is keeping a blog of her Fellowship. To read her updates, please email info@ldc.govt.nz and we will add you to the distribution list.

Corporate legal sector leadership

On 24 June, LDC 2015 Fellow Tania Warburton, Policy Advisor (Legal), Policy Advisory Group, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, will begin research on leadership models within the corporate legal sector and compare the New Zealand government’s in-house legal services model with that of the United Kingdom. One of her objectives will be to strengthen cross-government capability and delivery in corporate legal sector leadership.

Tania will look at how both models deliver on their respective aims and whether the current delivery of legal services within the New Zealand public sector is resulting in better public services.

She begins her Fellowship with study at the Harvard Law School Executive Education, taking part on the Leadership in Corporate Counsel programme. She will then attend a Corporate Lawyers Symposium at the University of Birmingham and meet with public sector counterparts in the United Kingdom.

Tania will be keeping a blog of her Fellowship. To read her updates, please email info@ldc.govt.nz and we will add you to the distribution list.

Design thinking and innovation for policy

Joint LDC Fellowship winners Lis Cowey, Principal Advisor on Strategy, Change, and Performance, The Treasury, and Sally Washington, Programme Manager, The Policy Project, Department of thePrime Minister and Cabinet have completed the overseas study and research component of their Fellowship. They looked at public sector leadership in design thinking and innovation methods across the policy and implementation spectrum.

See the highlights of Lis and Sally’s study and research, from their four-week research trip through the United States, United Kingdom, and France.