National

12th September – Future Vision for Local Government Masterclass

This Masterclass will seek to horizon-scan local government and provide an opportunity to hear from local government experts and thought leaders on what the future of the sector might look like in 10 years’ time. It will also be an chance for participants to explore how councils can support thriving communities and how the sector can best work together to meet any challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead, including whether the sector can develop the public service leaders of the future.

Venue: Leeds, Grant Thornton.

Watch this space for the full programme.

Price

MEMBER - Future Vision for Local Government Masterclass   FREE
NON MEMBER - Future Vision for Local Government Masterclass   £149

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12th September 2019 Leeds Book Now
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National

28th June – Financial Sustainability Masterclass

This Masterclass will be a deep dive into the state of local government finances. It will look at what the priorities should be for short term stabilisation, as well as longer term solutions to support genuine sustainability of local services, drawing on the insight and experience of local government leaders and industry experts and discussing how to work collaboratively towards a shared vision for the future funding of the sector. Please click here to view the programme.

Venue: Lift, The Angel, London

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Price

MEMBER - Financial Sustainability Masterclass   FREE
NON MEMBER - Financial Sustainability Masterclass   £149

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5th September – Creating an Inclusive Workforce

This event is to bring together future thinking leaders and managers from across local government and its partners to explore and commit to:
  • Recognising diversity as a strength, not just a nice to have.
  • Defining the required competencies and characteristics of leaders of the future.
  • Recruiting and rewarding values and behaviours.
  • Engage in creative thinking around achieving inclusive leadership.
  • Trialing different approaches to recruiting future leaders.
Timings: TBA Venue: 7th Floor, The Landing, Blue Tower, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2ST. Please watch this space for a full programme.

This event is free to attend, although if you do not attend the event, failing to contact events@solace.org.uk within the Events T&C’s, there will be a £50 +VAT fee applicable.

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MEMBER   Free
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5th September 2019 Salford Book Now
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5th-6th September – Scotland Conference

Theme of the conference: Reimagining Leadership for the 21st Century: People, Place and Power. Watch this space for further programme details. TICKETS DO NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATION - for recommended accommodation and discounts please click here.

Date: 5th & 6th September

Venue: Glasgow Science Centre

Details of the programme will be coming soon, check back here for updates.

Price

MEMBER - Full Scotland Conference   £199
NON MEMBER - Full Scotland Conference   £289
MEMBER - Thursday Day Delegate (includes dinner on Thursday)   £109
NON MEMBER - Thursday Day Delegate (includes dinner on Thursday)   £159
MEMBER - Friday Day Delegate (includes dinner on Thursday)   £109
NON MEMBER - Friday Day Delegate (includes dinner on Thursday)   £159

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5th September 2019 - 6th September 2019 Scotland Book Now
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Managing in a Political World

In many parts of the country hundreds of new relationships will need to be forged between senior council officers and leading councillors. Solace, with their extensive experience of working with leading councillors, is offering a one day programme for chief executives, directors and heads of service, which is ideally timed to assist senior officers in establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship with lead politicians.  

The Skills Day draws lessons and learning points from academic research on real relationships, both positive and negative, between chief executives and leaders; lessons equally applicable to the interactions of cabinet portfolio members and senior officers. Using scenarios and role-plays based on real life critical incidents, this day will analyse the challenges faced in forming positive relationships and the different drivers of senior politicians’ and managers’ behaviours and approaches. Participants will take away practical advice on coping and relationship building strategies and on such issues as how to use “the honeymoon period” to maximum effect.

Solace can deliver this one day programme in house or on a sub-regional basis.

For further information, please contact development@solace.org.uk .

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