Breslin launches Transform Governance twitter page @BetterGovCom

Tuesday 9th October 2018

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Today, a new dedicated transformgovernance twitter account, @BetterGovCom, goes live, as the #R29 campaign for an all-sector #BetterGovernanceCommission, inspired by Recommendation 29 of Tony Breslin’s report, Who governs our schools? (RSA, 2017), gathers momentum.

This will be followed by a dedicated web space, transformgovernance.org.uk, which is to be launched later this month, and which will be accessible directly, through the Breslin Social Impact site, and through the sites of Breslin’s various partners in this important initiative.

As such, transformgovernance joins the existing set of Breslin Social Impact Transform brands, including transformeducation, transformpolitics, transformcommunities and transformorganisations that the business has pledged to make its key interface with specific areas of activity in the period leading up to 2020.

Tony Breslin commented:

“We want transformgovernance, on twitter and on the web, to be a dedicated space for all in governance – whatever their role, setting or sector – and we want people to actively engage with it, especially those who are passionate about the need for an all-sector approach to governance and genuine cross-sector learning.

We see such an approach being articulated through the #R29 campaign and the Better Governance Commission that Cosette Reczek and I make the case for in our recent paper in the corporate journal Governance, A cross-sector approach to governance.

Subject to securing funding, we intend to launch the Commission in the first half of 2019. We have already had terrific encouragement from key individuals in organisations as diverse as the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Institute of Directors, the Non-Executive Academy, the National Governance Association, ICSA: the governance institute, Campbell Tickell, the housing, regeneration and social care consultancy, and the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School.

We believe that such a Commission can achieve three things: (1) better peer-to-peer, cross-sector learning, (2) improved governance literacy across the public sphere, (3) widened participation and greater diversity in the process and practice of governance. Each of these offers a pathway to better governance and to a greater public understanding of what governance is, and why it matters”.

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