2017 Supporters
  • NAO
Strategic Partner


June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
  • 09:50-10:20
    Happier employees through a ground-breaking car benefit scheme
  • 10:40-11:10
    A customer’s guide to water procurement
  • 11:30-12:00
    Increasing productivity through mobile workforce management applications
  • 13:15-13:45
    The future of commissioning and public service transformation

    The Public Service Transformation Academy design and deliver exceptional leadership programmes to build capacity to transform public services. They have taken over the running of the Cabinet Office’s Commissioning Academy, the government’s acclaimed suite of leadership development programmes for commissioners of public services.

    • Understanding the skills needed for effective public service transformation
    • How can skills be built and shared?
    • How are we learning from the past?
  • 14:05-14:35
    The public sector’s role in finding better ways of tackling social problems
    • Partnering with government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems
    • Offering flexibility and long-term funding, and encouraging innovation to deliver maximum impact
  • 15:00-15:45
    Effective persuasion and negotiation skills in the public sector

    In this session, Understanding ModernGov will be showcasing one of their most popular training courses. Led by Charles Crawford, former Ambassador and UK Diplomat, this interactive taster session will explore:

    • Understanding the theory and principles of persuading and negotiating
    • Learning how to negotiate convincingly in different public sector contexts for maximum impact
    • Utilising the theory of persuasion to develop key and strategic partnerships
    • Leaving with new confidence in framing issues and advancing a convincing case
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
  • 09:55-10:25
    Promoting growth and empowering communities through digital services
    • Discussing the achievements that have led to Wigan Council being named Digital Council of the Year by both Digital Leaders and LGC
    • Outlining Wigan's Digital Strategy 2015-2020, including aspirations for Greater Manchester to be a world top 20 super connected city region
    • Exploiting new digital investment opportunities in the public and private sector to support the delivery of local ambitions
  • 11:45-12:15
    Accelerating local economic growth through Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Maximising, supporting and amplifying the public sector’s capability to deliver tangible IoT solutions
    • Achievements to date in the collaborative IoTUK Programme, as part of the Government’s £40m investment to maximise the UK’s capabilities in IoT
    • Developing breakthroughs for the UK’s data sharing movement
  • 14:35-15:05
    Bringing sectors together to foster local digital economies
    • Understanding the role of LEPs in delivering growth across England
    • Exploring the work of the Digital Leaders LEP Group in connecting LEPs with a 40,000-strong digital community
    • Delivering effective business support through regional growth hubs
June 27, 2017
  • 10:10-10:40
    Redesigning mental health services for children and young adults and bringing your workforce with you
    • Discussing the redesign of mental health services for children and young people in Surrey
    • Involving staff in pathway design and service modelling
    • Creating a culture of partnership between 15 partner organisations, both local and national
    • Achieving services that are more accessible, user friendly and better reported, resulting in improved outcomes for children and young people
  • 11:00-11:30
    Maximising commercial opportunities in local government

    In times of unprecedented financial pressure, maximising income and commercial opportunities is crucial in enabling councils and other public sector bodies to continue to deliver effective and vital services.

    • Key ingredients for commercial success
    • Embedding commercial skills and a business focussed culture in every aspect of the workforce
    • Opportunities and examples of success and challenges to realising them
  • 12:40-13:10
    Productivity – what does it mean and what role does HR/OD play?
    • Exploring how employee engagement can influence productivity (for good and bad)
    • Do health and wellbeing initiatives deliver the goods in terms of productivity?
    • What role do managers play?
  • 13:25-13:55
    Workforce transformation – How do you build a 21st century workforce?
    • Being a 21st Century Public Servant to build a new workforce model
    • A look at Walk Tall - the eBook created in collaboration between the PPMA, Solace, the Local Government Association and the University of Birmingham
  • 14:10-14:40
    Leadership in an increasingly complex world
    • Understanding the importance of effective leadership for public sector leaders and HR/OD professionals
    • A look at the move away from Heroic Leadership models to embedding leadership throughout organisations
    • Focusing on leadership across different public/private sector organisations
June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
  • CCS at the Public Sector Show

    The Crown Commercial Service are once again supporting the Public Sector Show in 2017.

    In their dedicated open theatre, they will be hosting a variety of sessions over the course of the day, including:

    • An introduction to CCS;
    • Simplifying the market for public sector buyers;
    • Disruptive technology: new digital platforms to transform public procurement;
    • Keeping you updated on public procurement policy and regulations.

    Chief Executive Malcolm Harrison will also give a keynote address in the Conference Theatre - click here to view the session.

June 27, 2017
  • GDS at the Public Sector Show

    The Government Digital Service are once again supporting the Public Sector Show in 2017.

    In their dedicated hub, they will be hosting a variety of sessions over the course of the day, including:

    • Data Infrastructure: How to access government data and integrate it into your services;
    • GOV.UK Notify Demo;
    • #VerifyLocal: What we've learnt and how you can be involved;
    • Digital Marketplace: How your organisation can take advantage?;
    • Common career paths in Government: Digital, data and technology professions;
    • Tools and communities: The resources we’re using to help build service design capability in government;
    • How we’re making GOV.UK work harder for users;
    • Digital accessibility;
    • Why we should love open standards.

    Director General Kevin Cunnington will also give a keynote address in the Conference Theatre - click here to view the session.

June 27, 2017
  • GPU at the Public Sector Show

    The Government Property Unit will once again have a dedicated open theatre at the Public Sector Show 2017, where it will be hosting a variety of sessions over the course of the day, including:

    • One Public Estate, looking at the progress that the programme has made to enable economic growth and service transformation;
    • Workplaces for the future, featuring the Government Hubs initiative and its TW3 (The Way We Work) programme;
    • An overview of the shadow Government Property Agency;
    • The latest findings from the State of the Estate report.
June 27, 2017
  • About the Hot Seat

    The Hot Seat will feature one-on-one discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities ahead for the public sector, with senior leaders from areas including digital innovation, workforce & skills and finance taking questions from the host and the gathered audience.

  • 10:00-10:30
    DATA: Promoting better use of data
    • Transforming the use of data for statistics and research
    • Working with central government, local authorities and charities in order to improve data capability
    • Upskilling the public sector workforce on their use of data
    • Promoting effective data sharing and better access across the sector
  • 11:00-11:30
    DIGITAL: Connecting public sector IT leaders
    • Understanding the roles of Chief Information Officers and other senior public sector IT practitioners, and how they can work together to improve standards nationwide
    • Upskilling all levels of digital leaders through practical skills training and professional networks
    • Promoting innovation to create more efficient public services
  • 12:00-12:30
    PEOPLE: Discussing the opportunities and challenges ahead for the public sector workforce
    • A look at how government is shaping the future of the Civil Service workforce through the 2016-2020 plan
    • Attracting and retaining people of talent and experience from a range of sectors and all walks of life
    • Approaches to developing world class leaders who are inspiring, confident and engaging
  • 13:30-14:00
    LOCAL: Outlining priorities for supporting, promoting and improving local government
    • Exploring the financial challenges facing local government and helping shape the reform that will result in English councils retaining business rates from 2019
    • Supporting local authorities in providing quality local social care to adults of all ages
    • Helping councils meet housing demand as part of the collective national ambition to build one million new homes
    • Ensuring local government is represented in discussions around exiting the European Union
  • 14:30-15:00
    PARTNERSHIPS: Collaborating with businesses and universities to create smart cities
    • Fostering collaboration between sectors to strengthen the UK’s ability to turn excellent urban innovations into commercial reality
    • Providing world-class facilities and expertise to support the development of new products and services
    • Helping cities make the most effective use of their investments

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