As a key intellectual figure behind the Northern Powerhouse, Lord O’Neill will share his thoughts regarding the project’s progress in recent years and the six separate ingredients required to create an effective integrated economic region to help redress the economic imbalance in the UK.
Generating almost 20% of the UK’s GDP and with FDI to the region growing at twice the rate of the rest of the UK, the Northern Powerhouse has the potential to set out a radical new way to rebalance the UK’s economy to establish new engines for UK prosperity. But is the strategy working, and what else is necessary to deliver growth across the regions?
Shrinking sources of funding and growing demand pressures continue to create almost insurmountable strains on local government. For this session, attendees will hear about:
Over £200 billion is spent by the UK public sector on procurement and despite great strides being made in recent years huge gains can still be made in the efficiency of government spend. For this session, topics include:
Devolution provides many opportunities to reform public services to ensure they are more aligned with the needs of their localities. For this session, Abdool Kara will consider some of the ways these efficiency gains and better value for money can be realised.
Continued financial pressure, increasing demand and uncertainty arising from Brexit leave the public sector in exceptionally challenging times. Here, Jo Farrar will detail how government policy is helping support the sector transform in the face of these challenges:
These are times of tremendous change. Delivering the Government Transformation Strategy, a new government and the UK exiting from the EU. Come to this session and hear how the Government Digital Service is responding to these challenges and opportunities.
Our purpose is to enable our citizens to be happy, healthy and economically independent. This means we need to anticipate problems and organise around resolving them early, completely, and with as little cost as possible. That has lots of implications – not least on how to handle privacy, and how to present our services. Explore how ENGIE and North Tyneside Council work closely together to:
Digital innovation has huge potential to transform the citizen’s experience of local public services. For this session, join leaders in digital government to discuss some of the ways we can upend previous ways of thinking:
The UK has one of the best civil services in the world, yet in order to maintain its high quality of government it has to take the right steps to attract, nurture and retain talented professionals. For this session, hear about:
Employing over 5 million people across the UK, the public sector has to be at the forefront of developing our workforce to meet the needs of a 21st century economy and society. Join some of the leading organisations in the field to discuss central topics in the field including:
Nowhere has devolution created greater scope to transform the locality than in Greater Manchester, which now has some of the strongest regional powers in England. For this session, the Mayor Andy Burnham will discuss:
As a key regional leader Ann O'Byrne here provides insights into the opportunities offered by devolution and what next for the devolutionary agenda.
Policing is facing powerful challenges in the form of financial constraints, a changing nature of demand and the pressing need to improve victims services and help for vulnerable people. For this session, Julia Mulligan will provide insights into some of the key initiatives that are transforming responsibilities of police forces, and how co-commissioning and reduction in reduplication can help deliver improved services.
Uncovering and understanding the barriers to effective information sharing can be a lengthy process. Stephen Curtis will here provide insights into the necessary prerequisites for successful information sharing, including culture, attitude and internal processes.
Austerity is by no means over and continues to prove an immense strain on public services and resources. Sean Nolan will here discuss the steps local government and the wider public sector can take to spot the warning signs of financial strain and build long-term fiscal resilience.
As the demand and complexity of health and social care provision rises, local government must adapt. Here, Maggie Kufeldt will explain how Oldham’s Public Reform Programme is spearheading a series of successful, innovative and integrated care solutions.
There is a strong correlation between the level of local control over finances and the emergence of successful city economies. Chris Murray will share his insight into how devolution may hold the key to rebalancing UK city growth.
The public appetite for digital services is growing, forcing local government to seek out new technologies to meet ever-increasing expectations. Technology is pointless though without an accompanying cultural shift, and for this session Neill Crump will explore how to deliver this people-centred and sustainable change.
Many councils are not utilising technology that can help them access the UK’s booming film industry, which is providing particularly innovative councils with untapped commercial opportunities. session will explore:
Public Sector organisations all over the country are facing the challenge of streamlining efficiencies, improving their users experience and reducing costs. With upcoming GDPR legislation and the Digital by 2020 Campaign there is a lot to consider when looking at how your organisation can save money and improve processes to ensure that you are operating with optimum efficiency. In this session, we will explore the various ways that you can help your organisation fulfill its objectives by looking at:
Leading a Digital or other transformation against a backdrop of austerity is a critical task for most organisations who are finding they have to meet increased demand with fewer resources.This session will enable you to understand how a new category of IT Management is being adopted and used by public and private sector enterprises across the globe in order to:
At a time when budgets are tighter than ever, providing cost effective but flexible solutions that meet the needs of your audience is challenging. Identifying and prioritising the most important needs of your users can only be achieved through the right approach and using the right personnel. In this session we will explore:
Only half of the UK’s local authorities are prepared for a cyber-attack so it is imperative local government develop robust cyber security measures. For this session, understand how North Lincolnshore & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust successfully halted and recovered from the widespread "Globe2" ransomware virus:
With a vast universe of private sector products and services only a click away, people are increasingly expecting similar levels of intuitive design and automation in their public services. In this session we discuss the opportunities and challenges of leveraging these technologies for citizen-centric services.
Shortlisted for the Public Finance Innovation Awards 2017, learn how Warrington County Council’s investment portfolio is expected to deliver over £20 million in returns every year by:
The Social Value Act was introduced to help local authorities leverage their buying power and to support socially responsible procurement. Now five years on, this session explores the ways social value can be successfully incorporated into planning and development strategies.
With local government set to lose 75 pence of every pound from central government funding by 2020, local authorities and councils need to find efficiency savings and new sources of revenues. For this session, attendees will consider:
With the water market currently saturated with a plethora of different water tariffs, it is crucial that local governments understand the options available to them. This session will explore:
This session will look at the example of the impact of One Public Estate in the North West, reflecting on how a collaborative approach is helping the public sector:
Working Forward is the EHRC’s nationwide campaign, backed by some of the UK’s leading businesses and industry bodies, to make workplaces the best they can be for pregnant women and new mothers. For this session find out about:
It is difficult to remember a time when the public sector faced such significant transformation. It is a shift that is not only challenging delivery strategy but also established cultures and traditional capabilities.
Manage the change and ensure future performance and productivity with a healthy and resilient workforce. During this session, we will consider:
Although gains have been made, many workplaces remain woefully deficient in providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities, and in effectively engaging with disabled jobseekers. For this session, find out about AbilityNet and Clear Talent’s award-winning digital solution for this challenge:
Recruiting into public sector and keeping people is an ever more challenging topic. We not only have to recruit younger people into the sector and those returning to work from career breaks, but we also need to think about how we best harness the skills, experience and dedication of the older members of our workforce.
These issues are challenging at the best of times, but changes in legislation, the introduction of IR35 and other pay caps has put additional burdens on our workforce.
This session will look at some of the issues and also share some of the great work being done to build thriving workforces.
You’ll hear many HR&OD professionals say that whilst challenging, this is the best time to be working in public sector. The challenges we face across all aspects of our profession mean that we have to think creatively about the issues our organisations and communities are facing.
Leadership of course, plays a critical role in determining how well organisations rise to the challenges they face. Our current leaders are often facing new demands that they have not experienced before. Cross sector working, structural changes such as Devolution and Health & Social Care integration mean we have to think differently about what leadership means in future.
This session will look at how models of Leadership have developed, where we’ve got to and where we still need to be.
Briefings and submissions, business cases and reports are at the centre of public sector decision making. This practical workshop is for those expected to write more with fewer staff, or need to get your messages over quickly and report to stakeholders with value not volume of words.
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