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A Reading List

I find I often get asked for recommendations for further reading by delegates on my courses.  I'm planning on putting something together to fill that gap that I can direct people to, but for now this is just a holding page...

As a starting point do take a look back at my 'holiday reading' blog

There’s also lots of good stuff published by - some of their books are a bit pricey, but they put a different selection of excerpts and articles up for free each month so it’s worth taking a look.



Online Resources

For more on the ‘standard’ Government approach in the UK – check out the Treasury’s recently republished guidance on policy development:

For some of the more creative / innovative methods being used in the UK – take a look at the Cabinet Office Policy Toolkit (including journey mapping tools that we used)  If you are on twitter Policy Lab tweet regularly and it’s a good way of getting an insight into how they apply learning.  For resources around how to generate ideas I’d also recommend the NESTA toolkit – NESTA have done work with our Cabinet Office

For more about the Civil Service, there is a brilliant online resource (and the book that goes with it) compiled by former civil servant Martin Stanley:


More to follow...

This is just the beginning of my resource list, so I hope you find somethingthat you will enjoy and that will further inspire you – if you have a recommendation to add to this list to join in the conversation on twitter  or by e-mail