Mike McLeanBiography

Mike McLean, Knowledge and Collaboration Manager at the Improvement Service, works across local government in Scotland. He has worked on a range of knowledge and collaboration initiatives helping councils deliver significant cash savings and service improvements; including the successful deployment of the Knowledge Hub collaboration platform. Mike is in a number of national groups including the Knowledge Advisory Board for Health and Social Care and the What Works programme. Prior to working with the Improvement Service, Mike was an E-government consultant with Edinburgh Council where he project managed the introduction of Social Care Direct.

The UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum 2015 provides an opportunity for practitioners from a range of professions and sectors to come together with academics, researchers and policy makers. As someone who regularly works across sectors and organisations, I see the real benefits of individuals sharing ideas and information and building new networks to take forward innovations and to collaborate on common challenges.

Abstract

Developing a knowledge hub

As the UK’s largest public service collaboration platform, Knowledge Hub helps its members connect, exchange knowledge, ideas, insight and experience to improve public services. Knowledge Hub is the online platform for public service conversations in Scotland, working in partnership with the Scottish Improvement Service. Learn how more than 17,000 Scottish members are already talking, sharing and solving issues together in Knowledge Hub groups.