Making a personal impact – in your council – in your service – in your team and in your communities.
Venue: University of Birmingham
Summer School 2012 flyer (PDF 190KB)
Who is the summer school for?
For anyone who is working either in local government or in organisations that are concerned with local democracy and local public services. You do not have to be at a particular level or to have any special qualifications – just an interest and involvement in local government and how it is changing and developing.
How does the summer school work?
We will run a range of academic and practical sessions with plenty of time to discuss and debate topical issues whether from a research or a practical perspective. This is an opportunity not just to engage with a range of experts but also to share practice and to network with others who are dealing with some of the complex change issues faced today.
The programme is structured to allow for a mixture of engaging and informative presentations and follow up guided discussion with our own staff who are willing to share their research and reflective thoughts on the key issues facing local government today in the sessions as well as informally.
What will I learn?
The summer school is an opportunity to explore and exchange ideas as well to listen to and debate with our own academic and teaching staff as well as some carefully selected guest contributors – our aim is to enlighten, offer new perspectives on current challenges and ‘over the horizon’ issues that leaders in local government will be facing in the future. We will offer you some material that you can freely take back to your work and share with others, some discussion documents that can be used in the workplace to enhance understanding and knowledge.
This exceptional three day event will have a number of core themes including:
Localism, coproduction and a critical appraisal of new forms of service delivery.
New approaches to careers and advancement to top leadership positions.
Where will the next generation of public sector leaders come from?
Emergent learning from de commissioning.
Moving strategic commissioning from a service based activity to a corporate activity.
Developing the skills base of our staff and agile workforce.
Where will the SUMMER School take place?
On the University of Birmingham Campus – just a ten minute drive from the centre of Birmingham and a short walk from the University railway station.
Fees and booking
The fee per delegate for the Summer School (including tea and coffees, a light lunch each day and two programme dinners) is £495. For those authorities nominating three or more delegates we are pleased to be able to offer a special discount fee of £420 for the third and each subsequent delegate.
The programme is non-residential but three star hotel accommodation at the University
Conference Centre may be booked separately by those who wish to stay close by. www.venuebirmingham.com
To find out more about the INLOGOV Summer School, please contact:
Summer School Co-ordinator: Jeevan Shoker: email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 0121 414 4980