September 27, 2019

RBA Training in Wales 2019-20

I am delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver a programme of RBA training across Wales following a renewed interest in adopting the approach […]
August 13, 2019

Reporting on Outcomes

I have recently completed work supporting the Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Policing Board and Department of Justice to improve outcome reporting from the eleven […]
July 22, 2016

Draft Programme for Government Framework (Northern Ireland)

I've just submitted my response to the publication by the Northern Ireland Executive of its Draft Programme for Government Framework. This is a radical, outcome focused framework based on Mark Friedman's Outcome Based Accountability™ (OBA) approach.
February 11, 2016

Turning Curves

Hot on the heels of Mark Friedman’s “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough” 10 Year edition is his latest publication“Turning Curves: An Accountability Companion Reader”. The book complements “Trying Hard” with a series of short articles featuring case studies from around the world demonstrating the successful implementation of (Results) Outcome Based Accountability™ thinking.
February 11, 2016

The Leeds Story

When the Ofsted  (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) inspectors arrive at a local authority Children and Young People’s directorate it’s a nervous time for everyone.  This was particularly the case in the City of Leeds, UK in March 2015 when five years previously the inspectors had concluded that the Authority was failing to adequately safeguard children and young people.
September 20, 2015

Trying Hard is Not Good Enough

The tenth anniversary edition of Mark Friedman’s seminal text “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough” has just been published.  This essential manual for the theory and […]
March 31, 2015

Leeds City Council Success

Congratulations to Nigel Richardson, (Director of Children’s Services at Leeds City Council in the UK) and his team. His department has just been inspected by the […]
November 25, 2014

Who Is Driving The Bus?

“Who Is Driving The Bus? One Legislator’s Road to Accountability” is the title of  State Legislator Diana S Urban’s book documenting her fight to achieve Results […]
November 4, 2014

The Toby Lowe Letters

Some time ago I was invited to a lecture delivered by Dr Toby Lowe, a Fellow from the University of Newcastle, with the sensationalist heading “All […]