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What next for Wales?

28 November 2017

Hand raised in lecture

Cardiff Business School will invite discussion on the future of its public value strategy at a public event in the Postgraduate Teaching Centre on Wednesday 29 November.

Joined by distinguished Public Value advocate, Professor Timo Meynhardt, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe and Regional Director of Social Enterprise UK, Stuart Emmerson, the event is a chance to hear the latest thinking and action on public value and its delivery across academia and the public and social enterprise sectors.

Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School, said: “It’ll be a pleasure to once again welcome Professor Meynhardt to the School, this time alongside Sophie and Stuart...”

Martin Kitchener

“Their work in shaping and aiding understanding of public value will help us define the parameters for our strategy going forward into 2018 and beyond.”

Professor Martin Kitchener, Professor of Public Sector Management and Policy

Measuring Public Value

Professor Timo Meynhardt
Professor Timo Meynhardt understands public value as a measurable psychological category

Professor Meynhardt is a leading expert in the field of Public Value. He holds the Dr Arend Oetker Chair of Business Psychology and Leadership at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany and is Managing Director of the Centre for Leadership and Values in Society at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

His lecture will treat public value as a psychological category, introducing his latest research findings. He will present the The Public Value Atlas Switzerland and Germany, a study that ranks the public value of companies and organisations, and the Public Value Scorecard, as instruments to systematically measure and manage public value.

The public value landscape of Wales

With a history of work in South Wales Police and Welsh Government, Sophie Howe is now the guardian of future generations in Wales.

Her talk will outline the public value landscape of Wales and the work she is doing to help public bodies and those who make policy in Wales think about the long-term impact of their decisions.

Social Enterprise Places

Before opening the discussion to the audience, Stuart Emmerson will share some highlights from the work of Social Enterprise UK.

Formerly of the Federation of Small Businesses, Stuart is now Regional Director at Social Enterprise UK. He leads on their social enterprise places programme. The programme aims to promote, raise awareness, and build the markets for social enterprise at a local and national level.

The event will then focus on what’s next for Cardiff Business School? And, what’s next for Wales? Where the audience will be invited to contribute.

“As ever, we want to ensure our work delivers social as well as economic benefit and so this event is a chance for our partners and others to come along and hear how we can develop and deliver public value together in exciting and innovative ways.”

Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School’s progressive public value strategy was officially launched in late 2015 and sees the School’s resources directed towards promoting economic and social improvement, tackling major social issues through interdisciplinary research and teaching.

The event will be hosted in the School’s Postgraduate Teaching Centre on Wednesday 29 November 2017 from 18:00-20:00. Register now to attend.

Find out more about how we are embedding our public value strategy across our research, teaching and governance.